Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount
1 At a glance
- Bus ride from Gloucester
- then easy 10-minute walk
- enjoy the forest with no parking charge
Stagecoach bus 30 runs every hour (fewer on Sundays) from Gloucester, Cinderford and Coleford, dropping off at the entrance to Beechenhurst. The journey from Gloucester takes just under an hour.
From the bus stop at Beechenhurst it's an easy 1/3 mile walk up the driveway to the visitor centre - see map.Open map
If you’re coming from further afield, there are direct trains to Gloucester from Cheltenham, Bristol, Swindon and beyond. Gloucester train station is next to the Transport Hub, from where hourly buses run to Beechenhurst (see above).
There are also local buses from Lydney which connect with the 30 bus to Beechenhurst – use journey planner below or visit traveline.Train times and prices
3 Plan your car-free journey
You can travel to Beechenhurst by bus from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon and Bristol for £7.20 with a Stagecoach Explorer ticket (buy on-board), or free with a bus pass!