Cotswolds Guided Tours Train Travel Tips

In 2020 Our Cotswolds Guided Tours will start at 9.45am Tuesday to Friday & 10.20am on Saturday's if you are travelling by train, from London Paddington, Oxford, Worcester or Birmingham then please visit the Great Western Railways site for the most up to date travel information, for booking tickets you can do this via 

You can book your train ticket in advance by going to: or  If required, seats can be reserved or you can buy your ticket on the day of the journey from the ticket Office at London-Paddington, Oxford, Worcester or Birmingham. Please make sure you allow enough time to reach us for your Cotswolds Guided Tours


Top tips on saving money on your rail tickets:


TIP 1. Try to purchase your train ticket to the Cotswolds as far in advance as possible, Great Western Railway (GWR) release their tickets 3 months in advance, often purchasing the 'advanced railway tickets' will be significantly cheaper, this is calculated automatically when you visit the ticket purchasing page on the website

TIP 2. It is always worth comparing buying a 'Return ticket' to Moreton in Marsh in the Cotswolds. The Return ticket will cover you journey from London Paddington to Moreton in Marsh and your return journey from Moreton in Marsh to London Paddington. Or it may be cheaper buying two 'single tickets' (i.e paying for your tickets as two separate transactions)

TIP 3. If you are travelling to the Cotswolds as a group (3 or more) then you will be entitled to a 'Group Saver' ticket, if you pay for your tickets as one purchase, again this is calculated automatically.

TIP 4. If you are staying for a couple of nights in the Cotswolds then consider buying an 'Open Return' this ticket will allow you to take the return journey back to London within one month of visiting the Cotswolds. There is a tick box on the gwr ticket page for 'Open Return' . Always compare the price of the ticket to buying two single tickets which may work out cheaper depending on what time you are choosing to travel.

TIP 5. The cost of the train tickets vary depending on what time you choose to travel, many of our guests arrive at Moreton in Marsh Station at 9.18am (Tuesday to Friday) or 8:59am on Saturday's, there are earlier trains available.* Based on the current 2019 advertised train times, this could vary for 2020. The 2020 train timetable should be available, from late October onwards.

Cotswolds Guided Tours is not responsible for any changes made to the train timetable, it is the responsibility of our guests to arrive in time for the tour to start.

As changes to this service may occur at short notice, we would advise checking on the day or the day before departure for any changes to the timetables, either visit or telephone +44 (0)345 7 484950


Travelling Tuesday to Friday, you need to arrive on the train which reaches Moreton in Marsh at 9.18am or 10.19am on Saturday's 

Return Trains: The tour finishes at 4pm (Monday's to Friday) you can book any train which departs from Moreton in Marsh after 4.20pm, based on the timetable the best train to book is the 4.54pm. As the tour on Saturday finishes at 4.30pm please book the train leaving at 4.52pm.

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