Travel to/around the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are easily accessible by public transport and by car. A brief overview is available below and more in-depth information about services and current travel news and live timetables are available in the links in the left menu.
National transport and travel information and timetables can be found on the Traveline website. Alternatively use the links below to find out more about specific modes of transport.
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Getting here by air
Both London Heathrow and Birmingham airports are approximately an hour's driving time away. The airport websites offer live flight information and onward travel links.
Getting here by train
The area is easily reached from London by train – either the Cotswold Line from Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh or from Paddington to Kemble, 4 miles south west of Cirencester. See www.nationalrail.co.uk or contact National Rail Enquiry Line on 08457 484 950.
Getting here by car
The Motorway network provides easy access via the M4 or M40 from London and the South East, the M4 from Wales and the M5 from the North, Midlands and the South West.
Traffic information for Gloucestershire can be found here:
Getting here by bus / coach
National Express coaches operate daily services from many parts of the UK to Cirencester and Cheltenham. From these destinations, local coach companies operate services to reach other towns and villages, such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden and Tetbury. Full details of National Express services on 08705 808080 or visit www.nationalexpress.co.uk
For further details on bus services please see the Travel Line website journey planner.
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX
Telephone: 01285 623 000