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Travel by Train

All of our guided group trips begin at railway or bus stations as this makes it easier for you to travel to and from the start point in a sustainable manner.

Most of our trips start at York or Penrith train station. You can travel to York directly from London King’s Cross, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. For Penrith, you can travel directly from London Euston, Glasgow and Edinburgh. For our road cycling trip Tour of the Scottish Borders, we meet at Waverly Station in Edinburgh. You can reach easily this station from Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London King’s Cross.

It is normally possible to buy train tickets on the day without making a prior reservation. However, this can be more expensive than if you book in advance. For train timetables, costs and reservations, follow these links:

www.nationalrail.co.uk 
www.northernrailway.co.uk
www.thetrainline.com

If you are looking to bring your bike along with you, then trains are the best method of public transport and you will need to book your bike on board well in advance.

Travel by Bus

It is also possible to travel to the start points of our trips by bus. The bus station is usually next to the railway station in the United Kingdom so it is a convenient way to travel. Buses are generally less expensive than trains in the UK. For bus timetables, costs and reservations, follow this link:

www.nationalexpress.com
www.citylink.co.uk
www.megabus.com

Travel by Car

If you choose to travel by car, you will find details of long-stay parking options within the trip dossier. If you require car hire then VroomVroomVroom offer an option to compare, book and save upon rental cars across the UK, including major airports and train stations. They guarantee the cheapest price as well.

Travel by Plane

If you need to fly to Northern England there are a couple of options. For York, you are best off flying into Newcastle, Manchester or the Leeds Bradford airport. There are direct trains from Manchester and Newcastle airport to York which take 1-2 hours. If arriving in Leeds Bradford you can easily take the bus to the train station in Leeds, to then travel onwards to York. For the easiest connection to Penrith, travel via Manchester airport as it has a direct train connection. If travelling to the Cotswolds and you wanting to fly, depending on where your trip starts the most convenient airports with links into the Cotswolds will be Bristol and Birmingham, London Heathrow is also an option.

The below services are great for booking and comparing flights:

www.skyscanner.net
www.expedia.com
www.kayak.com

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