Discoverer One Day Pass

Explore the Cotswolds Car-Free

The Cotswolds Discoverer One Day 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.

Where to buy the Cotswolds Discoverer

At any mainline train station throughout the UK. Can be bought up to 3 months in advance of travel. (credit cards accepted)

On participating bus services in the Cotswolds: Johnson’s Excelbus; Pulham’s Coaches, Stagecoach and Swanbrook. (Tickets can only be purchased on buses on the day of travel) (cash only)


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 pass may be used on the following rail routes only:

GWR trains between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh,
GWR trains between Swindon and Ashchurch for Tewkesbury
GWR trains between  between Gloucester and Yate.
Arriva & Cross Country trains between Gloucester and Ashchurch for Tewkesbury.

*Rail travel not valid 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)

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

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.

Need more information to help plan your visit?

The following destination website for the Cotswolds provide great ideas for places to stay, eat and visit, plus details of special offers, events and lots more: