If you’re visiting the historic city of Worcester (pronounced “Wuh-ster”), or perhaps you’re a student at the University of Worcester, why not take a trip out to the Cotswolds with us? Although we don’t offer a pick-up from Worcester directly, it’s easy to meet us at our pick-up point at Moreton-in-Marsh by taking the train. Here is everything you should need to know…
On Wednesdays, Thursdays* and Fridays:
- We recommend you take the 08.25 train from Worcester Foregate Street, arriving at Moreton-in-Marsh at 09.21.
- The tour departs from Moreton-in-Marsh station at 09.45.
If you don’t mind an early start and a longer journey time, you can also take a train from Worcester Shrub Hill at 06.12, which arrives at Stratford-upon-Avon station at 08.23. The tour departs from Stratford-upon-Avon at 09.00.
Another option, but which also involves an early start and a change of trains, is to take a train from Worcester Shrub Hill at 06.30, arriving at Stourbridge Junction at 07.03. At Stourbridge Junction, take the 07.21 train, arriving at Leamington Spa station at 08.21. The tour departs from Leamington Spa station at 08.35. However, please note: because Leamington Spa is the first pick-up location of the tour, and is quite far from the Cotswolds, we cannot wait for you if you are late!
- We recommend you take the 08.28 train from Worcester Foregate Street, arriving at Moreton-in-Marsh at 09.12.
- The tour departs from Moreton-in-Marsh station at 10.00.
Please note that on Sundays, there are no trains from Worcester that will get you to Stratford-upon-Avon or Leamington Spa in time for our tour.
Returning to Worcester
We recommend that you purchase a flexible “anytime return” rail ticket that allows you to take any return train to Worcester 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: 5.00pm
- 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?
Check our other help pages on joining a tour from London, Oxford, Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, Bristol, Cheltenham, Coventry, Gloucester, Guildford, Reading, Southampton or Stow-on-the-Wold.
If you plan on driving to one of our pick-up locations, please see here for more information: https://www.gocotswolds.co.uk/drivingdirections/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the contact form here.
The information we have provided here, in good faith, is correct at the time of writing (updated: September 2019). Ultimately, it is your responsibility to reach the pick-up location and be ready for departure 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.