There are some great alternatives for getting to the four GWSR main stations using public transport. If you are on holiday in the area without access to a vehicle or just fancy visiting us without having to drive, you can still have the pleasure of a steam train ride in the Cotswolds. As always, you are advised to check with the transport operator before planning your journey.
Marchant's Coaches, for enquiries call 01242 257585 or 01242 257714.
Stagecoach, for enquiries telephone 0871 200 22 33.
Johnsons Coaches for enquiries telephone 01564 797 070
NN Cresswell for enquiries call 01386 48655 (8am - 5pm Mon-Fri)
Cheltenham Race Course Station GL50 4SH
The nearest mainline railway station to the GWSR is Cheltenham Spa. Stagecoach services D and E operate from Monday to Saturday from the forecourt of Cheltenham Spa railway station to Cheltenham Race Course Park & Ride, with a bus every 10 minutes.
The Park & Ride is about a half a mile walk to the GWSR Cheltenham Race Course station. The walk is along the racecourse internal road, and is sign-posted. Our booking office is at road level, whilst the platforms and main station buildings are reached by a slope. Visitors who prefer not to walk are advised to either use a taxi or to use Winchcombe or Toddington station instead.
On Sundays and Bank Holidays, Stagecoach service D operates half-hourly.
Winchcombe Station GL54 5LD
Winchcombe Station is situated in the village of Greet and is served by the Marchant's Coaches 606 bus service Monday to Saturdays and the 606S service on Sundays, as well as their W1 and W2 services. See the timetables here. The buses depart from the Royal Well bus station, Cheltenham Spa. Passengers should get off the bus stop opposite Winchcombe Station.
Toddington Station GL54 5DT
Toddington is served by the Marchant's Coaches 606 bus service from the Royal Well bus station, Cheltenham Spa, Mondays to Saturdays and the 606S on Sundays. See the timetables here. Passengers should get off at Toddington Roundabout. There are about six buses a day to Toddington. You may need to change buses from the W1 or W2 to the 606 at Winchcombe.
Broadway Station WR12 7DF
Broadway station is located on the western edge of the village, a 15 minute walk from the centre. Broadway is served by the NN Cresswell’s Rural 4 bus service from Evesham Bus Station (Stand E), Mondays to Saturdays, Johnsons Excelbus Service 1, and Marchants Coaches 606S Service from Stratford-Upon-Avon and Chipping Campden. Further details of bus services in Broadway are available on the Visit Broadway Bus Services web page. Please check the bus companies’ timetables for details.