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Heathrow to Moreton-in-Marsh/Chipping Camden

Heathrow to Moreton-in-Marsh/Chipping Camden

Jan 4th, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Heathrow to Moreton-in-Marsh/Chipping Camden

On June 14, 2012, I fly into Heathrow at 9 pm. Any chance of me getting to Moreton-in-Marsh that night, or should I just bite the bullet and sleep in/near Heathrow? Any suggestions for hotel/bnb/whatever?
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Jan 4th, 2012, 07:35 AM
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You won't likely be through immigration/luggage retrieval until after 10PM so I'd just Priceline a Heathrow hotel. They are much the same and PL gets you amazing rates - sometimes less than $50.

Which terminal are you landing?

Then the next morning, collect a rental car and drive up to M-i-M.
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Jan 4th, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Meant to add--if you mean by public transport . . . There is no train or coach directly from LHR to M-i-M. So, you either take a train into London and then transfer to another train, or a coach to Reading or Oxford and then get to the train station for a train onwards from there. In either case --yes, wait til the next day
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Jan 4th, 2012, 08:35 AM
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On the current timetable, the last train to the Cotswolds is 2148 from Paddington/2222 from Reading. This infuriates us, since it's impossible to see a play or opera in London and get home that night, unless you drive - which means you can't drink, so where's the fun in that?

So we've been lobbying for years to get a later train, and Worst Great Western keeps on sort of fobbing us off. But our nice MP has got Network Rail to spend £100 mn on upgrading the line and from May 14, there's a new timetable with new, more frequent, trains. So it's just possible there might be a civilised last train that lets us have a cultural life - and lets you catch a Heathrow Express to connect with it.

For the moment, in your shoes I'd suggest a working assumption of getting the bus to Oxford from outside T1/3 or T5, getting off at Queen's Lane, staying at the Old Bank almost next door to the bus stop then getting a train to Moreton after a leisurely breakfast the following morning.

But, around mid March, check on the railway websites to see if they've finally given you and us a decent train service.
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Jan 4th, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Best idea is to take the coach to Oxford and stay overnight

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Jan 5th, 2012, 12:14 AM
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Try searching for Cotswold taxis and you should pre-book a journey, and anybody should be able to drop at your hotel. About 1hr 15 minutes travel time.

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