Cotswolds Travel Information


Travelling to the Cotswolds is fairly easy. The Cotswolds is at the heart of England and is ideally situated to the regional airports at Bristol and Birmingham. The Cotswolds are only an hour or two from London Heathrow and London Gatwick. There are good rail links and an excellent road network across the Cotswolds.

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Roads To The Cotswolds

There are good motorway links from all directions with the M4 and M40 from London, the M6 from the north, M5 from the south and from the north east use the M1 and M42. Before driving in the UK take a look at our safe driving tips.

Car Hire For The Cotswolds

If you need to hire a car visit our car hire page  or click on the links below.

Cotswolds Rail Links

If you are travelling to the Cotswolds by rail then the major services from London and the South West is First Great Western and Wessex Trains with Virgin Trains using the west coast line and First Great Western Link from the east of the Cotswolds. There are stations at Swindon, Oxford, Kemble, Moreton in Marsh, Kingham, Bath, Evesham, Warwick, Banbury, Stroud, Stonehouse, Dursley, Bradford on Avon, Gloucester and Cheltenham. These cover all the main routes into the area.

Cotswolds Bus and Coach Services

The The National Express company serves most of the main towns in the Cotswolds including Cirencester, Cheltenham, Oxford and Gloucester. There are local bus companies that operate services to the rest of the area.

Exploring the Cotswolds by bus is relatively easy, although some routes don't have services on a Sunday and other routes are limited. The "Explore the Cotswolds by Public Transport" is available from Visitor Information Centres throughout the area.

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