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Getting Here

Getting Here

A train at Charlbury station on the Cotswold line, just over an hour from London Paddington

Getting Here

Located in the heart of England, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds is served by a network of national and international road, rail and air links.

By Car

The Oxfordshire Cotswolds is served by excellent links to the A34 and M40, providing easy access to London and Birmingham (both only an hour or so away), and the rest of the national motorway network.
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By Bus & Coach

There are good services from Oxford (and from there to London) to most of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds towns, as well as Railbus services from Chipping Norton to Kingham (X8) and Chipping Norton & Witney to Finstock (X9) linking to the Cotswolds Line trains.
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By Train

The Cotswolds Line operates from London (Paddington) to Hereford and Worcester with seven railway stations in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds - Hanborough, Combe, Finstock, CharlburyAscott under Wychwood, Shipton and Kingham. The London (Paddington) and Oxford to Banbury Line stops at Tackley station, in the east of the area.

Cotswolds Line timetable (pdf 131k) until 14 May 2016
London to Oxford & Banbury timetable (pdf 127k) until 14 May 2016

National Rail Enquiries 
First Great Western - operator of local train services.
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By Plane

Both London Heathrow and Birmingham International airports are within an hour's drive. There is a 24 hour coach service between London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports to and from Oxford.

The Witney Shuttle offers a door to door shared minibus service between Witney (and many of the other Oxfordshire Cotswolds towns and villages) and London Heathrow.

London Oxford Airport is the only commercial airport between London Heathrow and Birmingham; it hosts services to a number of national and international destinations.

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