Cotswolds Discoverer

The Cotswolds Discoverer pass is the perfect and hassle-free way to travel around and explore some of the most scenic parts of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty by bus and by train.

With this flexible one-day pass offering unlimited* travel, you can visit a wide range of attractions, towns and villages including gardens, historic buildings, picture-postcard villages and have plenty of opportunities to explore one of the finest landscapes in England.

As well as enjoying a great day out you can also save money on your travel costs.  Plus, by leaving the car behind you will also be helping to look after our precious environment.
*not valid on rail services before 08.50, Mondays to Fridays.

See network map and more information here in our leaflet (please note that the 3-day pass is no longer available)

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Where to buy the Cotswolds Discoverer


Adult 1-day  £10
Railcard* 1-day  £8.30
Child 1-day  £5

* available with a valid 16-25, Senior, Two Together, Forces or Disabled Persons Railcard

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

By bus: the Discoverer provides unlimited travel on the following bus services (click on individual service to view timetable)

Cotswold Green
28: Stroud - Minchinhampton - Nailsworth
29: Stroud- Minchinhampton - Tetbury
40: Stroud - Wotton-under-Edge
54/54A: Stroud – Chalford – Cirencester
881: Cirencester - Kemble - Tetbury

Johnsons Excelbus
1: Moreton in Marsh – Batsford Arboretum – Bourton on the Hill – Blockley – Broadway – Chipping Campden – Mickleton – Stratford upon Avon
2: Moreton in Marsh - Batsford Arboretum – Bourton on the Hill – Blockley – Chipping Campden – Mickleton – Stratford upon Avon
3: Stratford - Ilmington - Shipston on Stour - Moreton in Marsh

Pulham's Coaches
801: Cheltenham – Bourton on the Water – Stow on the Wold – Moreton in Marsh Station
852: Gloucester - Cirencester
854: Winson - Chedworth - North Cerney - Cirencester
855: Kemble - Cirencester - Moreton in Marsh
X8:  Chipping Norton-Kingham station
X9: Chipping Norton-Charlbury-Witney

853: Oxford - Witney - Burford - Northleach - Cheltenham

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire
233: Woodstock - Witney - Burford (Weekdays)

Stagecoach West
14: Gloucester - Stroud
21: Stroud - Uley
41: Cheltenham - Tewkesbury
46: Cheltenham - Nailsworth
51: Swindon - Cheltenham
71: Gloucester - Tewkesbury
93: Gloucester - Stroud
94: Gloucester - Cheltenham

Go Ride CIC
C1: Charlbury - Leafield
X8A: Kingham station – Shipton-under-Wychwood – Ascott-under-Wychwood
T1: Leafield - Charlbury
233: Chipping Norton - Burford - Witney (Sundays)

Please note that there are limited bus services 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.


the pass may be used on the following rail routes only:

First Great Western trains between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh,
First Great Western trains between Swindon and Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 
First Great Western trains between  between Gloucester and Yate. 

Arriva and Cross Country trains between Gloucester and Ashchurch for Tewkesbury.
*Rail travel not valid before 08.50 Mondays to Fridays

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.

Out and about from Chipping Campden
Out and about from Moreton-in-Marsh
Out and about from Cirencester
Out and about from Stroud


Need more information to help plan your visit?
The following destination websites for the Cotswolds provide great ideas for places to stay, eat and visit, plus details of special offers, events and lots more: