Hereford can be reached quite easily by train. Regular services run from and to Birmingham New Street and London Paddington.
The trip from Birmingham New Street takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. The train passes through some scenic areas including the Malvern hills and picturesque town of Great Malvern.
Hereford is the regional hub for the railways and can be reached from almost anywhere in the UK -- it's 3.5 hours from London and an hour from Birmingham and Bristol. Many buses operate locally, including buses to Symonds Yat, Hay on Wye, and Brecon. Taxis can be found near Eign Gate
Trains from here go to London Paddington via Malvern, Worcester, Oxford and Reading; Birmingham New Street via Malvern, Worcester, and Bromsgrove; Shrewsbury via Ludlow; and to the south South Wales.