Joining a Go Cotswolds tour from London, Oxford or Birmingham

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:

Wednesdays and Fridays
Leamington Spa rail station                       8.40am
Stratford-upon-Avon rail station              9.00am
Moreton-in-Marsh rail station                   9.45am

Sundays
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 October 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!**

From London:
Wednesdays & Fridays

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 9.31am.

It is also possible to catch the 7.11am train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa or the 7.40am train from London Marylebone to Oxford where you can then take the 8.57am a train to Moreton-in-Marsh. 

Sundays
Catch the 8.03am train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh arriving at 9.54am.

It is also possible to catch the 7.35am train from London Marylebone to Oxford where you can then take the 8.57am train to Moreton-in-Marsh. 

From Oxford:
Wednesdays & Fridays

Catch the 8.57am train from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh arriving at 9.31am.

Sundays
Catch the 9.19am train from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh arriving at 9.54am.

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 

From Birmingham:
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.

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.

Sundays
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 an open return ticket as this will allow you to catch any train on the route that you’ve booked. However, we do aim to get you back to the stations by the following approximate times:

Moreton-in-Marsh                        5.00pm
Stratford-upon-Avon                    5.45pm
Leamington Spa                            6.15pm

The website www.nationrail.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*:

London to Moreton-in-Marsh – £39.90
London to Stratford-upon-Avon – £12.50
Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh – £10
Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon – £9.40
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 feel free to e-mail us and we’ll be happy to help you out!

For more information on our tours of the Cotswolds please visit the tour details page of our website or call Tom on 07786920166 or e-mail tom@gocotswolds.co.uk.

+Subject to availability. If the minibus is operating at capacity luggage space may not be available.

*Based on a search travelling on Wednesday 1st of November 2017 (2 days out from day of travel) or Sunday 5th of November 2017 (6 days out from travel). Journeys to Moreton-in-Marsh at these prices are from London Marylebone and require a change of trains at Oxford (a very simple process!).

Please note:

  1. Tours start once our final customer has boarded (this is usually at Moreton-in-Marsh station).
  2. All pick-ups are on request and confirmed at time of booking. Prior booking is essential.
  3. 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.
  4. It’s imperative to check train times before the day of travel as schedules are subject to change – especially due to engineering works which happen frequently 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.
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