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To our Napton Base

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 From Heathrow Airport.

 By Rail

Our 2 nearest train stations are Rugby and Leamington Spa.
They are on different train lines from London and start at different London stations. You will need to make your way across London by train / tube to your chosen station

The train routes are:

  • London Marylebone to Banbury or Leamington Spa (both on same train line but taxi from Banbury is more expensive)
  • London Euston to Rugby.

National Railway schedule information can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk

 Unfortunately we are not near any train or bus station and the last piece of the journey will need to be made by taxi. Our postcode for any taxi driver is CV47 8HX. A local taxi from Rugby or Leamington station would cost about £25 each way, Banbury around £35-40.

 By Coach

You could also consider a bus/coach journey with www.nationalexpress.com

You can come directly from Heathrow to Banbury (without travelling in to London) but you may need to change coach/bus at Oxford.
You could also leave from London Victoria Coach station - again to Banbury with perhaps a change at Oxford again. However you would still need a taxi from Banbury to here.

 Travel into London From Heathrow can also be confusing....

There is the Heathrow Express to London Paddington (only a 15 minute journey to central London; your airline may do special rates) OR the usual London Underground www.tfl.gov.uk. This is about a 45 minute journey.

 By Taxi

To reach here by public transport is not straightforward and can be confusing. Adding to this is the need to transfer luggage whenever you change trains / coaches etc. Once you factor in the costs of individual tickets it can be as cost effective, and certainly more convenient, to take a Taxi door-to-door rather than journey by public transport. If you prefer we can arrange a taxi from London Heathrow at a cost of around £130.

 From Gatwick Airport.

 By Rail

The same as Heathrow, our 2 nearest train stations are Rugby and Leamington Spa.
They are on different train lines from London and start at different London stations. You will need to make your way across London by train / tube to your chosen station

The train routes are:

  • London Marylebone to Banbury or Leamington Spa (both on same train line but taxi from Banbury is more expensive)
  • London Euston to Rugby.

National Railway schedule information can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk

 Unfortunately we are not near any train or bus station and the last piece of the journey will need to be made by taxi. Our postcode for any taxi driver is CV47 8HX. A local taxi from Rugby or Leamington station would cost about £25 each way, Banbury around £35-40.

 By Coach

You could also consider a bus/coach journey with www.nationalexpress.com

You can come directly from Gatwick to Leaminton Spa, Rugby or Banbury, with one change on the journey.
You could also leave from London Victoria Coach station. However you would still need a taxi from the destination to Napton Narrowboats.

 By Taxi

To reach here by public transport is not straightforward and can be confusing. Adding to this is the need to transfer luggage whenever you change trains / coaches etc. Once you factor in the costs of individual tickets it can be as cost effective, and certainly more convenient, to take a Taxi door-to-door rather than journey by public transport.

Our welcome brochure contains information about pre-puchase of groceries from various supermarkets and this can be a real help to overseas visitors but you should know that we provide cleaning and washing up liquids/cloths and also all toilet rolls.

To our Autherley Base

A useful all-round website is Rome2Rio, giving details of travel options for your journey

International travellers will usually fly into London Heathrow airport, but your travel company may also have flights to Birmingham International airport, which is closer to our Autherley Junction base.

 From Heathrow Airport

 By Rail

Our nearest train station is Wolverhampton, served by trains from London Euston and London Marylebone.

  • London Euston to Wolverhampton. The journey takes about 2 hours. You can get to London Euston Station from Heathrow by London Underground, which takes about 50 minutes
  • London Marylebone to Wolverhampton. The journey takes about 2¼ hours, with a change at Banbury. You can get to London Marylebone Station from Heathrow by London Underground, which takes about 1¼ hours.

National Railway schedule information can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk

 By Coach

You could also consider a bus/coach journey with www.nationalexpress.com

You can come directly from Heathrow to Wolverhampton (without travelling in to London) You could also leave from London Victoria Coach station - again to Wolverhampton.

However, you would still need a taxi for last 5 miles from Wolverhampton Coach Station to our base

 By Taxi

To reach here by public transport is not straightforward and can be confusing. Adding to this is the need to transfer luggage whenever you change trains / coaches etc. Once you factor in the costs of individual tickets it can be as cost effective, and certainly more convenient, to take a Taxi door-to-door rather than journey by public transport. If you prefer we can arrange a taxi from London Heathrow.

 From Birmingham Airport

 By Rail

Our nearest train station is Wolverhampton, served by trains from Birmingham International Station (at the airport).

  • Trains travel frequently from Birminham International to Wolverhampton, taking around ¾ of an hour with no more than 1 change. You will still a taxi from the train station to our base.

National Railway schedule information can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk

 By Coach

You could also consider a bus/coach journey with www.nationalexpress.com

You can come directly from Birmingham Airport to Wolverhampton.

However, you would still need a taxi for last 5 miles from Wolverhampton Coach Station to our base

 By Taxi

To reach here by public transport is not straightforward and can be confusing. Adding to this is the need to transfer luggage whenever you change trains / coaches etc. Once you factor in the costs of individual tickets it can be as cost effective, and certainly more convenient, to take a Taxi door-to-door rather than journey by public transport. If you prefer we can arrange a taxi from Birminham International Airport.