Whittington is 17 miles from Birmingham; 15 miles from Burton on Trent; 117 miles from London; 3 miles from Lichfield ; and 21 miles from Stafford.
Whittington may be approached from four directions by road.
- To arrive at the village from Tamworth and the south east, take the A51 from Tamworth through Hopwas village, up Hopwas Hill and turn right down Common Lane before Whittington Barracks .
- To reach the village from Lichfield the north west, take the A51 from Lichfield towards Tamworth and turn left down Whittington Common Road shortly after the Horse & Jockey public house.
- To reach the village from the east, cross the River Tame from the A513 near Elford and follow the lane over Hademore rail crossing to join Fisherwick Road.
- To arrive in Whittington from Derby and the north along Burton Road, turn south off the A38 at Fradley and follow the signs.