Thinking of joining a Go Cotswolds Tour from London, Oxford or Birmingham? Many of our guests do! You can join us on a tour of the Cotswolds from London, Oxford or Birmingham by catching a train to a nearby rail station.
These are the stations we collect from and the departure times:
Leamington Spa rail station 8.40am
Stratford-upon-Avon rail station 9.00am
Moreton-in-Marsh rail station 9.45am
Leamington Spa rail station 9.00am
Moreton-in-Marsh rail station 10.00am
If you’re staying in London, Oxford, Birmingham or even further afield meeting us at a train station is an ideal way to join our tour of the Cotswolds. Train station pick-ups are included in the price of your ticket and taking the train is easy and comfortable!
We are based in Stratford-upon-Avon – where we also pick-up guests direct from their hotels/B&B’s – so if you are planning to join us from outside the area we encourage you to join as at Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh station (where possible) as we try to operate our tours in as environmentally friendly way as possible; the less miles that we drive, the less toxins going into our atmosphere! However, we’re always more than happy to meet guests at the well connected Leamington Spa station too.
At the end of the tour we’ll drop you off back at the station you originated from or if you’re planning to stay in Stratford-upon-Avon we can even drop you at your hotel+.
The direct timetabled trains we recommend to catch to join us on a tour of the Cotswolds from London, Oxford or Birmingham are as follows (train times accurate as of January 2018):
**Train times are subject to change so it’s important to check train times on www.nationalrail.co.uk before you travel to join us on a tour!**
Catch the 6.17am train from London Marylebone to Stratford-upon-Avon arriving at 8.46am.
Catch the 7.50am train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh arriving at 9.25am.
It is also possible to catch the 7.11am train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa or the 7.14am train from London Marylebone to Oxford where you can then take the 8.51am train to Moreton-in-Marsh.
Catch the 8.00am train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh arriving at 9.52am.
It is also possible to catch the 7.35am train from London Marylebone to Oxford where you can then take the 9.17am train to Moreton-in-Marsh.
Catch the 8.51am train from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh arriving at 9.25am.
Catch the 9.17am train from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh arriving at 9.52am.
If travelling from Oxford you can purchase the Cotswolds One Day Discoverer ticket – valid on all trains after 8.50am – which gives you return travel from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh for £10pp (adults) and £5pp (children). This can be purchased either in advance or at the station on the day of travel. Click here for further information about this ticket on the National Rail website.
Catch the 07.25am train from Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford-upon-Avon arriving at 8.23am.
Catch the 07.28am train from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon arriving at 8.23am.
From Birmingham we recommend taking the train to Stratford-upon-Avon but it’s also possible to join us at Leamington Spa by catching the 07.50am train from Birmingham Snow Hill or the 07.52am train from Birmingham Moor Street which arrives at 8.21am.
Catch the 08.25am train from Birmingham Moor Street to Leamington Spa arriving at 8.57am.
The return trains depend on how the tour goes throughout the day so, although more expensive, return tickets (that permit you to catch any return train on the route that you’ve booked) are always best. However, we do aim to get you back to the stations by the following approximate times:
Leamington Spa 6.15pm
The website www.nationalrail.co.uk provides the most up-to-date train times and ticket prices along with a ticket booking facility. By booking in advance you can purchase return tickets from the following prices to join the tour*:
London to Moreton-in-Marsh – £10
London to Stratford-upon-Avon – £11
Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh – £10
Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon – £9.70
Birmingham to Leamington Spa – £9.90
If you’d like any help or advice on the best way to join us on a tour then please e-mail us and we’ll be happy to help out!
+Subject to availability. If the minibus is operating at capacity luggage space may not be available.
*Train ticket prices are based on a searches conducted on Tuesday 8th of May 2018 and do not include booking fees. The £10 return journey to Moreton-in-Marsh from London can be done by booking two advanced single tickets (one for the outbound journey, one for the return) on specified trains at least 3 weeks in advance of travel with the outbound journey on the 6.52am departure from London Paddington. These tickets are very limited availability and – much like buying a bargain airline ticket – you generally have to be online at just the right time to get them!
- Tours start once our final customer has boarded (this is usually at Moreton-in-Marsh station).
- All pick-ups are on request and confirmed at time of booking. Prior booking is essential.
- Leamington Spa station is the first pick-up and the last drop-off of the day. The journey time prior to the tour commencing from Leamington Spa is approximately 1 hour.
- It’s imperative to check train times before you travel as schedules are subject to change. Especially due to engineering works which can happen at certain times throughout the year – particularly on Sundays. We want as many people to experience the Cotswolds with us as possible (and we’ll always make every effort for our customers to do so!) but please note that it is your responsibility to arrange travel plans in order to reach the departure point in good time. Go Cotswolds cannot refund tickets or provide compensation for any expenses incurred if a pick-up time is missed due to missed, delayed or cancelled trains. Our full terms and conditions can be found online here: www.gocotswolds.co.uk/terms.