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Plan your journey Traveline offers planning, guidance and information on all public transport throughout Great Britain and  Europe. It will help you plan your journey. The Traveline phone app is useful and walking distances and times between travel options are also given.

By bus bus information office Oxford High Street has timetables for bus operators that run services within Oxfordshire to Abingdon:

Oxford Bus Company                                                 01865 785 400

Stagecoach Oxfordshire                                            01865 772 250

Thames Travel                                                            01491 837 988

County Council are responsible for bus maps and liaison with commerical companies

Along with the local bus services, there are also buses that run direct from Oxford to London (and return) at regular intervals, 24 hours a day. 

Oxford Tube  (Stagecoach) services to London timetables being reviewed

and National Express operates on main routes throughout the UK. 

Oxford Heathrow and Oxford Gatwick times are on Oxford Bus Company information and Traveline.

Megabus offers a route London to Marble Arch, airport routes and lots of options on line. Oxford Bus Company buy a travel card fom the bus office on Oxford High Street. Note you can pay by card for national buses at Gloucester Green.

When picking up buses to London or airports from Thornhill Park and Ride (as at 2021) you must have cash to pay the bus driver. Get on at the city centre bus station if you need to pay by card.

By train   Abingdon does not have a railway station. There are several stations close-by which link-up with regular bus services to Abingdon: Timetables alter over each Christmas. Deals are available for people able to plan in advance, also for travelling at non-peak times when booked in advance, particularly online.

Radley – 3 miles

Oxford – 7 miles

Didcot Parkway – 8 miles

Rail timetables:

National Rail Enquiries

Great Western timetables

Phone apps are available for all transport. Live, real time information on all services is offered, some 24-hour.

By car   Abingdon operates two hours free parking in civic car parks and there are a plenty of town centre car parks. Get a ticket in advance for three or more hours and the free period is given to you. This is for official car parks as in the link. Always read the terms on the car park display board. The heritage area has County Council street parking meters for short periods. 

Coaches See the Coach Drivers' Yearbook for public service vehicles and parking with visitors. Coaches and HGV parking it is essential to book through District Council , the coach park is locked. Follow the link in the paragraph above or please phone +4401235 470118 or switchboard  +441235 422422 in advance during weekday office hours. Book to use a drop off point for one coach only at Hales Meadow at Abingdon bridge. This is a short, level stroll by the Thames to town centre attractions. Walk on the pavement by the Nag's Head, the Broad Face and the Crown and Thistle and you come to the Information office in Guildhall on Bridge Street. From this top end of Bridge Street you can view the famous County Hall.

We open arms in welcome to groups and bookings at heritage buidlings such as County Hall Museum. It must be emphasised please drivers of tours make arrangements in advance as the heritage area is beautiful but has some narrow streets. In October during Abingdon Michaelmas Fair coaches and HGVs are not able to approach the town centre or any civic car park. They would be turned back on approach.

By boat  During the Summer the option of visiting on the passenger boats from Oxford is available late May to early September and from Wallingford and villages a trip can be booked in July or August. 
Boat owners and hirers visiting while exploring the network of rivers and canals please check mooring arrangments on the District Council information. Plan ahead.

Note no fishing from boats.  Visiting anglers with a rod licence can pay Town Council to fish from the bank.

Further information on all forms of transport to Abingdon can be found in Discover Abingdon  Getting Here.

Electric Charging Abingdon is committed to green policies. Car charging is available at Waitrose on Abbey close (follow road signs for Information and Theatre) OX14 3JD car and larger vehicles can charge up at Frilford to the West of town and on the A34 at Berkshire Downs service station

Volunteer Drivers Local residents please get familiar with the County Community Transport Directory for yourself or friends and relatives. This includes Abingdon and District Volunteer Centre driving people to appointments, mainly medical ones.


There are a number of Car Parks in Abingdon Town Centre. These are operated by The Vale Of White Horse District Council and for further details please click here. On street parking is also available in a number of spaces in West St Helens Street East St Helens Street Lombard Street Bridge Street Thames Street Withington Court These are payable by parking meters.
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