Thinking of joining a Go Cotswolds Tour from London, Oxford or Birmingham? Many of our guests do! You can join us on our tours of the Cotswolds from London, Oxford or Birmingham by catching a train to a nearby rail station.
These are our departure times from the local stations:
Wednesdays and Fridays
Leamington Spa rail station 8.40am
Stratford-upon-Avon rail station 9.00-9.15am (time confirmed at time of booking)
Moreton-in-Marsh rail station 9.45am
Leamington Spa rail station 9.00am
Moreton-in-Marsh rail station 10.00am
A pick up from any of these locations –as it is from Stratford-upon-Avon accommodation providers & the bus stop in Chipping Campden – is included in the price of your ticket. Pick ups from Warwick Parkway Station are also available on request.
We are based just outside Stratford-upon-Avon which is a very popular town with visitors from the UK and overseas. We pick up the majority of our guests from Stratford direct from their hotels before we head out to the Cotswolds but meeting the tour at a train station is an ideal way to join us on a tour if you’re based either in London, Oxford or Birmingham.
In fact, by using the train as well, you get an extra added bit of adventure for the day!
At the end of the tour we’ll drop you off at the station 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 catching to join a Go Cotswolds tour from London, Oxford or Birmingham are as follows (train times accurate as of April 2017):
**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!**
Wednesdays & Fridays
Catch the 6.17am train from London Marylebone to Stratford-upon-Avon arriving at 8.46am.
Catch the 7.11am train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa arriving at 8.24am.
Catch the 7.50am train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh arriving at 9.31am.
It is also possible to catch the 7.40am train from London Marylebone to Oxford where you can then take the below Wednesday & Friday service from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh.
Catch the 8.03am 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 below Sunday service from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh.
Wednesdays & Fridays
Catch the 8.57am train from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh arriving at 9.31am.
Catch the 9.18am train from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh arriving at 9.53am.
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. Further information about this ticket can be found on the National Rail website here: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/precdc43df594569a1a10e8117d4e562.aspx
Wednesdays & Fridays
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.
Catch the 07.50am train from Birmingham Snow Hill to Leamington Spa arriving at 8.21am.
Catch the 07.52am train from Birmingham Moor Street to Leamington Spa arriving 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 we recommend that you purchase open return tickets. However, we do aim to get you back to the stations by the following approximate times:
Leamington Spa 6.15pm
If you’d like any help or advice on the best way for you to join us on a tour then please e-mail us and we’ll be happy to help you out!
The website www.nationrail.co.uk offers the most up to date train times as well as a facility for purchasing tickets. By booking in advance you can purchase an open return to Stratford-upon-Avon or Leamington Spa from Birmingham for around £10 and from London for around £29*.
As mentioned above it is imperative to check train times before the day of travel as schedules are subject to the occasional change due to engineering works – especially on Sundays. The recommended trains are all direct but in the event of engineering works alternative routes, with changes, may be required. 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.
+Subject to availability. If the minibus is operating at capacity luggage space may not be available.
*Based on a search travelling on Friday 9th of December 2016. Not including any booking fees.