The Cotswold Line Railbus is a network of dedicated buses that provide a cheap, easy and no-fuss way to get to and from the railway stations at Charlbury or Kingham in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
- Charlbury Railbus C1 from The Wychwoods (Milton-under-Wychwood, Shipton-under-Wychwood and Ascott-under-Wychwood), Leafield, Finstock to Charlbury town centre and Charlbury Station
- Charlbury Taxibus T1 from Leafield, Ramsden and Finstock to Charlbury town centre and Charlbury Station (off-peak on-demand service)
- Kingham Railbus X8 from Chipping Norton, CHurchill and Kingham to Kingham Station, with a daytime extension to Foscot, Idbury, Fifield, Milton-under Wychwood, Shipton-under-Wychwood and Ascott-under-Wychwood.
- Bus 233 from Chipping Norton, Churchill, Kingham, Kingham Station, Foscot, Idbury, Fifield, Milton-under Wychwood, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Burford, Minster Lovell and Witney on Sundays.
Timetables are designed specifically to allow convenient connections with most trains to and from Oxford, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.
A Cotswold Line Railbus Network Map is available.
Accessible to everyone
Cotswold Line Railbus services are normally operated by modern low-floor easy access buses.
These have wide entrances with no steps, a wheelchair space and brightly coloured handrails and are driven by staff who have received disability awareness training.
If travelling by train without a companion, you are advised to contact First Great Western at least 24 hours in advance so that assistance can be arranged at your destination anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales.
To find out more about they ways First Great Western is making it easier for everyone to travel by train, including older and disabled passengers take a look at the Accessibility pages on their website.
Alternatively, they have produced a Making rail accessible – helping older and disabled passengers guide, including details of their services and facilities, how you can get these services, and the standards of service you can reasonably expect and what happens when there are changes to our service.
Local authority concessionary travel passes are valid on these services, for journeys starting on or after 9.00 am on weekdays. There are no time restrictions at weekends or bank holidays.