Information for people travelling to Cirencester

If you are travelling to Cirencester and you haven't visited before, we hope the following information will help you getting to Cirencester by car, bus or train.

Travelling to Cirencester by Road

Travelling to Cirencester by Road - From the North

Leave the M5 at junction 11a, and follow the A417 towards Cirencester.

Leave the A417 at the "Burford Road" junction and turn right into Cirencester

From the South

As above, leave the M5 at junction 11a

From the East

Leave the M4 at junction 15 (Swindon) and follow A417 to Cirencester

From the West

Leave the M4 at either junction 17 or 18 and follow signposts to Cirencester

Car parking in Cirencester
Car Parking in Cirencester

Parking in Cirencester

If you are travelling to Cirencester by car you will be interested to hear that Cirencester has a number of car parks located within easy walking distance of the town centre. Car parks in Cirencester include The Market Place, Abbey Grounds car park, Brewery car park, Old Station car park, Waterloo car park, Forum car park. All of these car parks operate a pay and display system.

Blue badge holders

Blue badge holders can park free of charge in any Cotswold District Council run Car Park subject to the following conditions:

The vehicle must display a current blue badge and time clock
The vehicle must be parked within a parking bay
The vehicle can be left for the maximum stay of that Car park Only. Except for the Forum Car Park Cirencester. Where you may park for 10 hours. Your time clock and badge must be on display.

Coach Parking in Cirencester

Coach Parking at Old Cricklade Road, Lorry Park, Cirencester has closed and a Premier Inn has been built on the site. Coach parking is now available at Old Tetbury Road and this is also the suggested drop off point for visiting coaches as it is only a short walk into Cirencester town centre.

Lorry Parking in Cirencester

As with coach parking, lorry parking at Old Cricklade Road, Cirencester is no longer available.

Motorcycle Parking in Cirencester

Motorcycle parking is available at the Brewery, Forum and Old Staion car parks.

Map of Car Parks in Cirencester

To view a map of car parks in Cirencester, visit the Parking in Cirencester page.

Travelling to Cirencester by Train
Getting to Cirencester by Train

Travelling to Cirencester by Train

Cirencester's nearest railway station is at Kemble (around 7 miles from Cirencester) on the Cheltenham-Swindon-London line. Trains run to Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham (for the Midlands and North) and to Swindon (for London Paddington, Reading, Bath, Bristol and South Wales). There are also three through services each day to and from Paddington.

Once at Kemble you can get a taxi to Cirencester.

Travelling to Cirencester by Bus
Getting to Cirencester by Bus
Travelling to Cirencester by Bus

National Express coaches travel from London Victoria Coach Station to Cirencester.

Megabus has up to 2 busses running from London to Cirencester. The route M14 bus stops at 5 stops between London and Cirencester. The bus sets off from Victoria Coach Station and drops you off at London Road, outside Beeches Car Park in Cirencester. The hourney takes just over 2.5 hours.

The main bus services in Cirencester are provided by Stagecoach. For details of the Stagecoach service telephone Stagecoach on 01452 418630

Travelling to Cirencester Air
Getting to Cirencester by Air
Travelling to Cirencester by Air

The nearest major airport to Cirencester is found at Bristol (then follow "From the South" road directions, closely followed by Birmingham (then follow "From the North" road directions).

When flying into Gatwick or Heathrow you need to travel along the M4. See the "From the East" road directions above.