Living, staying or studying in Birmingham? It’s easy to take a train to join our Cotswolds Day Tour! Here is everything you should need to know…
On Wednesdays, Thursdays* and Fridays:
- From Birmingham Snow Hill, take the 7.25am train, which arrives at Stratford-upon-Avon at 8.23am. The tour departs from Stratford-upon-Avon station at approximately 9.00am.
- From Birmingham Moor Street, take the 7.28am train, which arrives at Stratford-upon-Avon at 8.23am. The tour departs from Stratford-upon-Avon station at approximately 9.00am.
On weekdays, we recommend taking the train from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon, but it’s also possible to join us at Leamington Spa by catching the 7.50am train from Birmingham Snow Hill or the 7.52am train from Birmingham Moor Street, which arrives at Leamington Spa 8.21am. The tour departs from Leamington Spa at 8.35am.
- Take the 8.25am train from Birmingham Moor Street, arriving at Leamington Spa at 8.57am. The tour departs from Leamington Spa at 9.00am.
Please note: on Sundays, there are no trains from Birmingham that arrive at Stratford-upon-Avon in time for our tour.
Returning to Birmingham
We recommend that you purchase a flexible “anytime return” rail ticket that allows you to take any return train to Birmingham 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):
- Stratford-upon-Avon: 5.45pm
- Leamington Spa: 6.15pm
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?
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 email@example.com, or use the contact form here.
The train schedule information we have provided here, in good faith, is correct at the time of writing (updated: May 2019). 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 between June and September only.
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