How to get to Go Cotswolds?

Wondering how to get to Go Cotswolds for your tour?

So you’ve found our tours and don’t want to miss out – great! But how to get to Go Cotswolds so we can pick you up for your tour? The good news is, we have 2 convenient pick up and drop off points, ideal for visitors to Warwickshire and the Cotswolds. It’s easy to connect to our small group tours by train from places like London, Reading, Oxford and Birmingham, too!

If you have any more questions, please just contact us. We’re happy to help with your travel questions!

The departure points for our small group tours are:

Stratford-upon-Avon departures

Our pick-up point in Stratford-upon-Avon is the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Coach Terminal on Windsor Street.

This is right in the centre of town, just around the corner from Shakespeare’s Birthplace itself. Click here for a Google Maps location. What3Words location: ///evenly.blur.ending.

Staying in Stratford-upon-Avon? Shakespeare’s Birthplace Coach Terminal is a short walk away from many of Stratford-upon-Avon’s hotels, guest houses and rental properties. Click here for some accommodation ideas!

Arriving by train? Stratford-upon-Avon railway station is less than a 10-minute walk away from our pick-up point – ideal for a day trip by train from Birmingham! Click here for walking directions.

Please check online train timetables carefully to ensure you can reach the pick up point in time for the tour, taking the short walk from the rail station to the tour departure point into account.

Arriving by bus? Our pick up point is within easy walking distance of the main town centre bus stops on Bridge Street, Wood Street and at Stratford-upon-Avon rail station. Monday to Saturday, you can reach Stratford-upon-Avon by local bus from nearby places like Coventry, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Alcester, Bidford-on-Avon, Tiddington, Wellesbourne and Alveston (handy for the Youth Hostel).

Please check online bus timetables to ensure you can reach the pick up point in time for the tour, taking the short walk from the bus stop to the tour departure point into account.

Driving to Stratford-upon-Avon? Windsor Street Shopper’s Car Park is right next to Shakespeare’s Birthplace Coach Terminal (click for Google location). Parking here is ‘pay-and-display’, and costs £11.00 for up to 12 hours (correct as of January 2024. You can pay at a machine by credit/debit card, or by using the Ringgo app. Other car parks are available elsewhere in town, but Windsor Street is the closest to our pick-up point.

If arriving by car, please ensure you allow plenty of time to not only reach Stratford-upon-Avon, but also to park your car, pay for parking, and make your way down to the pick up point for the departure time.


Moreton-in-Marsh departures

Our pick up point in Moreton-in-Marsh is at Moreton-in-Marsh railway station. Click here for a Google Maps location. What3Words location: ///retain.incurring.processes.

Staying in Moreton-in-Marsh? Moreton-in-Marsh railway station is within a few minutes’ walk of most accommodation providers in the town. Need help choosing a place to stay? Here are some ideas!

Arriving by train? We pick up from right outside Moreton-in-Marsh train station. Perfect if you’re travelling by train* from London, Reading, Oxford, Kingham, Charlbury, Evesham, Honeybourne or Worcester! It’s even possible to reach us from Gloucester, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff.

By the way: if you’re joining our Cotswolds in a Day, Secret Cotswolds or Cotswolds Walks & Villages tour, the train arriving at Moreton-in-Marsh at 09.18 is perfect timing for our tour departure time of 09.30! Our Bath & Stonehenge tour departs earlier (at 09.00) though, so you’ll need to arrive earlier for this tour.

Arriving by bus? Monday to Saturday, several local buses stop right outside Moreton-in-Marsh train station, so you may be able to join a tour with us by taking the 801 bus from Cheltenham, Charlton Kings, Andoversford, Northleach, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold or Chipping Norton; the 1/2/1A/2A service from Chipping Campden or Blockley; or the 51 service from Ilmington, Shipston-on-Stour or Stretton-on-Fosse.  Please check the timetables carefully to make sure you can arrive for the tour in time.

From 31st March 2024, there is now also a limited Sunday service on the #801 bus, meaning you can reach our pick up point at Moreton-in-Marsh station from Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold on Sundays!

Driving to Moreton-in-Marsh? You might get lucky and find a free on-street parking space on Moreton-in-Marsh High Street. However, there is also plenty of pay-and-display parking at Moreton-in-Marsh station (postcode for Sat Nav: GL56 0AA), or nearby in the Old Market Way car park (post code for Sat Nav: GL56 0JY).

Note that the car park ticket machines are cashless, so you will either need to use a contactless payment card or download an app to pay by phone. The privately owned station car park uses the ‘APCOA Connect‘ app, while Cotswold District Council-owned car parks, including Old Market Way, use the PayByPhone app. We recommend you download the app before you arrive.

If arriving by car, please ensure you allow plenty of time to not only reach Moreton-in-Marsh, but also to park your car, pay for parking, and make your way to the pick up point for the departure time.

Side note: We often get asked, “Where exactly is the meeting point at Moreton-in-Marsh train station?” But don’t worry. Moreton-in-Marsh station is very small – there are only 2 platforms, and there is only one exit. Our minibus will arrive in the car park in front of the ticket office. You won’t be able to miss our brightly branded minibuses! If you do arrive before us, then wait near the ticket machine at the entrance to the ticket office.


Other possible pick-up/drop-off points

Chipping Campden

If you would like to join our Cotswolds in a Day small-group tour at Chipping Campden, then we pick you up from the bus stop in the centre of town. It’s right outside The Noel Arms Hotel and the Library, on Chipping Campden’s High Street.

However, if you join at Chipping Campden, then please note that you will miss the introduction to the tour, and the first stop at Dover’s Hill. We recommend you make your way to Moreton-in-Marsh train station and start the tour there. You can take the #1/2/1A/2A local bus!

For our Secret Cotswolds and Cotswolds Walks & Villages tours, please take the bus or a taxi from Chipping Campden to Moreton-in-Marsh.

For the Bath & Stonehenge tour, you will need to take a taxi from Chipping Campden – this tour has a slightly earlier start time, and the bus doesn’t run early enough to reach the pick up in time.


If you’re staying in Stow-on-the-Wold, you can join any of our small group tours by taking a bus (the #801; Monday to Saturday only) or taxi from Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square to Moreton-in-Marsh train station to meet the tour.

For the Cotswolds in a Day tour only: we can drop you off in Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square at the end of the tour. We pass that way on the way back to Moreton-in-Marsh. Please note that our Cotswolds in a Day tour visits Stow-on-the-Wold for around 1 hour 15 minutes at lunch time.

For all other small group tours (Secret Cotswolds, Cotswolds Walks & Villages, Bath & Stonehenge), we’ll drop you off at Moreton-in-Marsh station, and you can take a taxi or the #801 bus back to Stow-on-the-Wold from there.


More questions about how to get to Go Cotswolds?

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