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Airport Heathrow 95 km
Train station Banbury 1 km
Car Car not necessary

Activities near Banbury

Sports Water sports, Horse riding, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, City breaks, Nightlife, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays

How to get there

Travelling info

By Train

Banbury mainline station is served by regular Cross Country Trains, Chiltern Railways and First Great Western connecting to London, Birmingham and other major destinations.

Banbury to Oxford - 19minutes and costs £3.10 per adult & £1.55 child

Banbury to London Marylebone - 1hour 3mins and costs £12 oneway

Banbury to Birmingham - 50mins and costs £8.50

Please check latest prices & times on

National Rail Enquiries Tel 0845 748 4950, chilternrailways.co.uk - firstgreatwestern.co.uk - crosscountrytrains.co.uk - thetrainline.com

By BUS

Banbury: A local bus service runs to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Banbury to Oxford - 1hour 15mins

By CAR

North Oxfordshire is a 90 minute drive from London and 60 minutes from Birmingham via the M40, Junctions 9 (Bicester) and 11 (Banbury). Banbury town centre is less than 2 miles from Junction 11 and Bicester town centre is within 2 miles of Junction 9.

Other major routes into the area from destinations within an hour's drive are the A361 (Cotswolds), A422 (Stratford-upon-Avon), A4260 (Oxford), B4100 (Warwick/Leamington Spa), A421 (Milton Keynes), A43 (Northampton).

By AIR

Birmingham Airport is within an hour's drive and all major London airports can be reached within 2 hours. Regular coach and bus services run from both Banbury and Bicester to London and Birmingham airports (every 2–2½ hours) - nationalexpress.com

By CANAL

The Oxford Canal travels through North Oxfordshire, connecting Rugby and Oxford. Permanent and short term moorings are provided at various points along the canal with Banbury, Cropredy and Kidlington being popular locations. Tooley's Boatyard, Banbury and Oxfordshire Narrowboats, Lower Heyford cater for all your maintenance and other boating requirements.

Location and access

Banbury is located between London and Birmingham, just 2mins drive off the M40 motorway J11, and is also close to Oxford 29miles, Stratford-Upon-Avon which is 27miles. The Heathrow airport is 67miles and Luton airport is only 55miles away from Banbury. The M40 motorway runs from London to Birmingham and Banbury is only 75miles from London by car.

The apartment is only 5mins walk from Banbury station. The trains services run from Oxford, London Paddington, London Marylebone via Banbury to Birmingham, Liverpool, Blackpool & all the way to Scotland. Also there are non-stop 40min service to London from Banbury.

The location provides easy access to historic Stratford-Upon-Avon (Home of William Shakespeare) and Cotswolds 20miles. This short stay holiday apartment in Banbury is also close to the main Castle Quays shopping area, which is a short 5mins walk. Also within the compound is a children's play area which is around 50meters across the communal garden and visible from the living room of the apartment.

Local area and amenities

Banbury is a historic market town on the River Cherwell, with many famous associations such as the Banbury Cross and Banbury Cakes. It is the commercial, shopping and entertainment centre for the rural area around it, with good facilities including shops, sports centres, bowling, restaurants and pubs. The Castle Quays shopping centre near the apartment contains most top British high street shops and department stores.

Located in a rural area, on the edge of the Cotswolds, Banbury is a short drive from many beautiful Cotswold towns and visitors staying in our accommodation in Banbury can easily visit places such as Chipping Norton, Woodstock and Blenheim Palace.

The Cotswolds is popular with both the English themselves and visitors from all over the world, the Cotswolds are well-known for gentle hillsides ('wolds'), sleepy villages and for being so 'typically English'.