How to join our Go Cotswolds Day Tour from Bath

Famous for its thermals baths, imposing Gothic abbey and impressive Georgian architecture, the beautiful city of Bath lies at the southern end of the Cotswolds. While we don’t offer a pick up from Bath for our Cotswolds Day Tours, with a little planning it is possible to join us by taking the train. Plan your car-free journey here. Here is everything you should need to know…

On Wednesdays, Thursdays* and Fridays: 

  • We recommend you take the 07.02 train from Bath Spa station, which arrives at Reading at 07.58. At Reading, change trains and take the 08.18 train to Moreton-in-Marsh, which arrives at Moreton-in-Marsh at 09.18.
  • The tour departs from Moreton-in-Marsh station at 09.45 at the latest. Please be ready to depart by 09.30.

*Thursday tours operate May to September only

On Saturdays*:

  • We recommend you take the 07.10 train from Bath Spa station, which arrives at Reading at 08.08. At Reading, change trains and take the 08.19 train to Moreton-in-Marsh, which arrives at Moreton-in-Marsh at 09.20.
  • The tour departs from Moreton-in-Marsh station at 09.45 at the latest. Please be ready to depart by 09.30.

*Saturday tours operate May to September only

On Sundays:

  • On Sundays, there are no trains that will get you to Moreton-in-Marsh or any of our other pick-up locations in time for our tour departure time. Therefore, we recommend you join our tour on a different day of the week. 

Returning to Bath

We recommend that you purchase a flexible “anytime return” rail ticket that allows you to take any return train to Bath on your chosen route. However, you may wish to book a specific return train in advance. If so, bear in mind that we aim to return to the following stations at the following times (on both weekday and weekend tours): 

  • Moreton-in-Marsh: 17.00
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: 17.45
  • Leamington Spa (Sundays only): 18.15

These times are usually the latest times we will return to these stations. In case of heavy traffic or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we can never 100% guarantee to be back on time, but it is usually safe to book a return train after these times. 

Train times and fares

Up-to-date information on timetables and ticket prices across the British rail network can be found on the National Rail Enquiries website: www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Train timetables can occasionally change – for example, because of planned or unplanned engineering works, public holidays or special events – so please ensure you double check the train times before you travel. 

In the UK, train seats do not sell out, but tickets generally get more expensive closer to the date of travel. Please check the price of the train fare before you book your Cotswolds Day Tour. 

Need help joining a tour from a different location?

Check our other help pages on joining a tour from OxfordBirmingham, Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-AvonMoreton-in-MarshChipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water, Bristol, Cheltenham, Coventry, Gloucester, Guildford, ReadingSouthampton, Stow-on-the-Wold or Worcester.

If you plan on driving to one of our pick-up locations, please see here for more information: https://www.gocotswolds.co.uk/drivingdirections/.

Further questions?

Please check our FAQs page, but if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just send us an email and we’ll be pleased to help! You can reach us at info@gocotswolds.co.uk, or use the contact form here

Disclaimer

The information we have provided here, in good faith, is correct at the time of writing (updated: 27 February 2020). Ultimately, it is your responsibility to reach the pick-up location at the stated time. In the event that your train is delayed or cancelled, we at Go Cotswolds will do our utmost to make sure that you can still join the tour, even if it means you join a little late. However, in line with our terms and conditions (which you must agree to when you book a ticket with us), Go Cotswolds accepts no responsibility, and will provide no refund or compensation for tours missed through no fault of our own, including delayed, cancelled or missed trains. We recommend that you take out suitable travel insurance to cover you in this eventuality. 

*Tours operate on Thursdays and Saturdays between May and September only. 

 

 

 

Images: Bath’s Royal Crescent – ©Go Cotswolds; Rail departures board – Tom Page (CCBYSA2.0)