Cotswolds without a car

From London, what would be the best way to get to the Cotswolds on public tranportation? Also how do you get around them, with public transport?

Posted by Robin Z
Troy, Oh, USA
1634 posts

Take the train from Paddington station in London to Moreton-in-Marsh, it's an hour and half ride. While in the Cotswolds you can use the bus, but I have to warn you that there isn't any bus service to the smaller quaint villages. You won't have any trouble getting to Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and a few of the larger towns. For the Cotswolds renting a car is really the best way to see the Cotswolds.

Posted by Jim
Philadelphia
15 posts

Richard, You might like to take a walking tour of this area. Many agencies, for example, www.ramblers.com can provide guided or self-guided tours. They arrange hotels, bagage transfers, maps, etc. I spent a week by myself doing this, and it was a wonderful way to see the Cotswolds.