The Cotswolds Discoverer ticket is for use on the bus and train, offering a great way to explore the Cotswolds area even further, connecting Cotswold residents and visitors to the likes of Worcester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and London.
For a great, hassle-free Cotswold day out, travelling by bus and by train
Why not leave the car at home, jump on the bus and train, forget the hassle of driving and finding a parking space and sit back and enjoy one of the finest landscapes in England: the quintessential Cotswolds region, an Area of Outstanding Beauty, with its picturesque landscapes, rolling hills and attractive towns and villages.
With a one-day ticket offering unlimited* travel, you can visit a wide range of attractions, towns and villages including gardens, historic buildings and picture-postcard villages. As well as enjoying a great day out or short break, you can also save money on your travel costs. Plus, by leaving the car behind you will be lowering your carbon footprint of the area and helping to look after this stunning area. *not valid on rail services before 08.50 Mondays to Fridays
Please note that there is a limited bus timetable service on Sundays and Public Holidays. Services may be reduced or cancelled and timetables are also subject to change at short notice.
Please always check details of times of journeys with individual operators before making your final travel arrangements.
Adult 1-day: £10.00
Child 1-day: £5.00
Where to buy the Cotswold Discoverer ticket
- At any mainline train station throughout the UK. The ticket can be bought up to 3 months in advance of travel. (credit cards accepted)
- On participating bus services in the Cotswolds: Cotswold Green; Johnson’s Excelbus; Pulham’s Coaches, Go Ride CIC, Stagecoach and Swanbrook.
(Tickets can only be purchased on buses on the day of travel – cash only)
How to use the Cotswolds Discoverer
By rail: the Discoverer provides unlimited travel* with First Great Western between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh on the North Cotswold Line, and between Swindon, Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa and Ashchurch, as well as Gloucester, Cam & Dursley and Yate. Also valid on rail services operated by Arriva Trains Wales and CrossCountry Trains Gloucester, between Cheltenham Spa and Ashchurch for Tewkesbury.
*not valid on rail services before 08.50, Mondays to Fridays.
For further details of rail services, visit www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk
By bus: the Discoverer provides unlimited travel on the following bus services (click on individual service to view timetable)
21: Moreton in Marsh – Batsford Arboretum – Bourton on the Hill – Blockley – Broadway – Chipping Campden – Mickleton – Stratford upon Avon
22: Moreton in Marsh – Batsford Arboretum – Bourton on the Hill – Blockley – Chipping Campden – Mickleton – Stratford upon Avon
23: Stratford – Ilmington – Shipston on Stour – Moreton in Marsh
801: Cheltenham – Bourton on the Water – Stow on the Wold – Moreton in Marsh Station
852: Gloucester – Cirencester
855: Kemble – Cirencester – Moreton in Marsh
881: Cirencester – Kemble – Tetbury
X8: Chipping Norton-Kingham station
X9: Chipping Norton-Charlbury-Witney
853: Oxford – Witney – Burford – Northleach – Cheltenham
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire
233: Woodstock – Witney – Burford (Weekdays)
14: Gloucester – Stroud
21: Stroud – Uley
41: Cheltenham – Tewkesbury
46: Cheltenham – Nailsworth
51: Swindon – Cheltenham
71: Gloucester – Tewkesbury
93: Gloucester – Stroud
94: Gloucester – Cheltenham
Great days out to discover
We’ve put together some suggested itineraries of places to visit using the Discoverer ticket. Click on the items below to find out more. Keep checking this page as we add more great ideas!
Click here to read how one person used the Discoverer ticket to enjoy a great day out in the Cotswolds.