Filming location in The Shawshank Redemption

Filming Location
Red buys a Bus Ticket

Red (Morgan Freeman) is seen purchasing a bus ticket. This scene was filmed in the United States, specifically in Ashland, a city near the broader area of Ohio. For readers eager to pinpoint the exact filming spot click on the map icon in the navigation or read on.

“For the second time in my life, Iam guilty of committing a crime. Parole violation. I doubt they’ll toss up any roadblocks for that. Not for an old crook like me.”

Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding

Where was the Scene filmed where Red buys the Bus Ticket?

The scene where Red buys a bus ticket was shot at 345 Orange Rd, Ashland, Ohio, United States. The Building in which Red buys the ticket seems to be exactly the one that is still standing at this address. Also, the nearby area hasn’t changed much, so it still has the same feel as in the movie.

More about Ashland, Ohio

Ashland, Ohio, originally established as Uniontown in 1815, stands as a testament to both history and innovation. Recognized as “the balloon capital of the world,” visitors can marvel at the city’s BalloonFest, an annual celebration of its vibrant aeronautical heritage. Moreover, educational hubs like Ashland University add to the city’s charm, while its designation as a Tree City USA highlights its lush urban landscapes. Whether exploring the serene grounds of educational institutions or basking in its rich past, Ashland offers a unique blend of history and modern attractions.

The scene filmed in Ashland

Red buys a ticket for the bus
Red (Morgan Freeman) stands in line and eventually purchases a bus ticket, specifying his destination as Fort Hancock, Texas. The logo of the bus company, Trailways, is prominently displayed, aligning with the company of the bus Red boards in the subsequent scene.

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