Planes, Trains and Buses
Heathrow Airport is one and a half hours by car from Wren House. (See Airport bus service in Buses below)
Birmingham Airport is forty five minutes by car from Wren House
Bristol Airport is one and a half hours by car from Wren House
The nearest station to Wren House is Moreton-in-Marsh. Trains leave London Paddington (also the station for the Heathrow Express) and take one and a half hours. Trains run relatively regularly and a timetable can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk. Alternatively, faster and more regular trains run to Banbury (45 minutes away from Wren House by car) and leave from London Marylebone station.
It is possible to take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (20 minutes), pick up the train to Oxford (one hour), hire a car from there and drive to Wren House (35 minutes drive) – see Car Hire on this website under the Reservations tab.
It is not advisable to stay at Wren House without a car as taxis are expensive and buses, although available, are infrequent. Wren House is in a rural setting in a village, not in a town.
BUS BETWEEN HEATHROW AND STOW-ON-THE-WOLD: A new company has started a shuttle minibus service between Stow-on-the-Wold and Heathrow which runs 7 times a day for £70 per person return. Details on www.stowshuttle.com or telephone +44 (0)800-043 4633.
LOCAL BUSES: The following bus services run from nearby Wren House and details of them can be found at www.traveline.org.uk or www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/bustimetables:
Number 855 – Moreton-in-Marsh – Donnington (request stop at Ivy Lodge Crossroads 10 minutes walk from Wren House) – Stow-on-the-Wold – Bourton-on-the-Water –Northleach – Cirencester – Kemble
Number 801 – Moreton-in-Marsh – Donnington (request stop at Ivy Lodge Crossroads 10 minutes walk from Wren House) – Stow-on-the-Wold – Bourton-on-the-Water – Andoversford – Cheltenham
Number 21 and 22 – Moreton-in-Marsh – Chipping Campden – Stratford-upon-Avon