This is an often asked question. Read on to find out how best to travel here.
The North Cotswolds
First time visitors are most likely to come to the north Cotswolds, and if that is the case you have a few options depending on what part of the Cotswolds you’re visiting.
Direct trains leave Paddington station approximately every hour heading towards Oxford and then The Cotswolds.
The most popular station is Moreton in Marsh. We often meet people from here to start their tour as its a convenient place from where to go straight to Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, Chipping Campden etc. Moreton in Marsh is also a market town with plenty of shops, pubs, hotels etc.
One station before Moreton in Marsh is Kingham. It’s a fifteen minute walk from the station to the village centre but if you’re meeting a driver there it’s also very convenient especially if you’re wanting to see the village or Daylesford Organic Farmshop nearby.
Journey times are 90 minutes from London to Moreton in Marsh and 85 minutes to Kingham station.
If you are visiting Bibury or Cirencester, you can take a train to Kemble from London Paddington with a slightly shorter travel time of 1hr 15 minutes. From there it’s a 20 minute journey to Bibury or 15minutes to Cirencester.
Cheltenham Spa on the western edge of The Cotswolds is also reachable from London by train. At the time of writing, journey times are two hours with a service every hour.
The South Cotswolds.
The South Cotswolds is served by Chippenham and Bath stations and convenient for visiting if you’re visiting the South Cotswolds, Castle Combe, Lacock and of course Bath. Journey times are 1hour 10 minutes to Chippenham, and 1hr 20minutes to Bath leaving from London Paddington.
Heathrow airport (West of London) is 90mins to two hours by car from the north Cotswolds.
Gatwick airport (South of London) is 2hrs 30mins by car away from The Cotswolds.
Oxford, Gloucestershire and The Cotswold airports welcome visitors travelling by private plane
Rosehill Travel can have a chauffeur driver meet you at any airport, assist with luggage and take you straight to The Cotswolds in a Mercedes S-Class or any car of your dreams.
Central London to The Cotswolds will take about 2 hours 30minutes, dependent on traffic and which area of The Cotswolds you are visiting. Rosehill Travel regularly provides car services in to and out of London. We’ll have a chauffeur driver meet you at your London address, assist with luggage and take you straight to The Cotswolds. You coiuld also break up the journey by stopping for lunch at a cosy country pub or visit a stately home such as Blenheim Palace.