Plan your journey
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Information for bus stops within Abingdon can be found here and details for all of Oxfordshire’s bus routes can be found here. Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for these maps. Information on the bus companies can be found below.
- Oxford Bus Company: 01865 785 400
- Stagecoach Oxfordshire: 01865 772 250
- Thames Travel: 01491 837 988
Along with the local bus services, there are buses that run direct from Oxford to London at regular intervals, 24 hours a day. For more information see:
Abingdon does not have a railway station but there are several stations nearby which link-up with regular bus services to Abingdon. Timetables alter over the Christmas period. Deals are available if you are able to plan in advance and travel at non-peak times. Local train stations:
See the Coach Drivers’ Yearbook for public service vehicles and parking with visitors. It is essential that you book through the Vale of White Horse District Council as the coach park will be locked at some times. Please phone +44 1235 470118 or switchboard +44 1235 422422 in advance during weekday office hours.
There is a drop off point for one coach at Hales Meadow at Abingdon Bridge, which offers visitors a short, level stroll into town. Walk on the pavement by the Nag’s Head, the Broad Face and the Crown and Thistle and you come to the Information Office on Bridge Street.
The heritage area is beautiful but there are some narrow streets. During the Abingdon Michaelmas Fair in October, coaches and HGVs are not able to approach the town centre or any civic car park.
Electric charging of vehicles is expanding and more sites are becoming available all the time at public car parks. Car charging is available at Waitrose on Abbey Close, OX14 3JD (follow road signs for Information and Theatre). Larger vehicles can charge up at Frilford to the west of town. More information can be found at www.zap-map.com
Further information on all forms of transport to Abingdon can be found here.
Car Parking in Abingdon-on Thames
On street parking is available on the streets below and you will need to pay to park there:
- West St Helens Street
- East St Helens Street
- Lombard Street
- Bridge Street
- Thames Street
- Withington Court
From November 2021 the Abingdon town centre and Withington Court Residents Parking scheme is now operated by contractors for Oxfordshire County Council. Abingdon Town Council no longer involved in managing the schemes.
To apply for or renew resident & visitor parking permits, visit the Oxfordshire County Council web page. The same link can be used if you change your vehicle. To contact Oxfordshire Parking please email email@example.com.