Stratford Upon Avon - Bus service to Stow On the Wold & Chipping Campden

Can anyone provide me a web address for bus services to these villages & other Cotswold villages. Thank you!

Posted by Robin Z
Troy, Oh, USA
1634 posts

You should beware that the bus services in the Cotswolds are limited. They don't go to the very small quiant villages. A lot of times you will need to change buses in Moreton-in-Marsh, for example if you are in Stow-on-the-Wold and want to go to Bourton-on-the-Water you would need to change in Moreton-in-Marsh and you might have a wait for the next bus, the buses doesn't run very frequently. And a lot of times they don't run everyday. The very best way to see the Cotwolds is by car.

Posted by Swan
Napa, CA
2858 posts

A few years ago I visited this area and stayed in the town of Warwick. I bought a day pass on the bus and was able to go as far as Moreton-in-Marsh on the same inexpensive ticket. I may have changed buses in Stratford-upon-Avon. This pass is good for on/off traveling.

Posted by Faith
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
37 posts

Thanks everyone!!! So helpful and quick too! That's why I love everyone on Rick Steve. Such a great community!

Posted by Philip
London, United Kingdom
1699 posts

The site I linked to doesn't mention Stow-on-the-Wold, sorry. That's over the border in Gloucestershire and it looks like you have to change buses in Chipping Campden.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8761 posts

if you are in Stow-on-the-Wold and want to go to Bourton-on-the-Water you would need to change in Moreton-in-Marsh While I agree that the buses in the Cotswolds are infrequent at best much of the time, that particular example doesn't ring true. When I am in Stow I often see the bus for Bourton-on-the-Water. The three towns are, south to north - Bourton, Stow, Moreton, in a straight line on the Fosse Way, the A429 if memory holds. There would be no need to go several miles north from Stow to Moreton, then turn around and go south through Stow to Bourton-on-the Water. If it were Bourton-on-the-Hill that might be true as it is west of Moreton and northwest of Stow. A car is much easier though. Buses to Lower Swell, Upper Swell, Upper Slaughter and Lower Slaughter, as well as Snowshill and many other places are like hens' teeth.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8761 posts

For transport of various sorts, especially buses, a very good resource is the Traveline, and for much of the Cotswolds the Southwest version is needed. The website is http://www.travelinesw.com I'd have put a hotlink but the wacky editor here won't let me.

Posted by Faith
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
37 posts

Thanks Nigel. I will check that link right now.