Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Heathrow to Moreton-in-Marsh/Chipping Camden

Heathrow to Moreton-in-Marsh/Chipping Camden

Jan 4th, 2012, 07:28 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3
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?
BrooksG is offline  
Jan 4th, 2012, 07:35 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 65,372
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.
janisj is offline  
Jan 4th, 2012, 07:39 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 65,372
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
janisj is offline  
Jan 4th, 2012, 08:35 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 17,196
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.
flanneruk is offline  
Jan 4th, 2012, 11:20 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 19,881
Best idea is to take the coach to Oxford and stay overnight

http://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/main.php?page_id=24
alanRow is offline  
Jan 5th, 2012, 12:14 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
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.

HTH.
Cotswolder is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
KKWM
Europe
9
Sep 22nd, 2013 11:00 AM
Pendarb
Europe
12
Apr 14th, 2010 06:18 PM
Shrink
Europe
13
Mar 16th, 2008 03:45 PM
tsm0885
Europe
24
Nov 17th, 2005 11:41 AM
maxx_r
Europe
21
Dec 13th, 2004 01:57 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:34 AM.