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Getting to Waddesdon

Waddesdon Manor
near Aylesbury
HP18 0JH


Methods of Transport

(Information correct at the time of publication)


By bike

If you arrive by bike you may park it in the covered bike racks in the Visitor Car Park, Premium Parking Car Park or behind the Stables. You will need to have your pre-booked ticket ready on your mobile device or on paper to be scanned at the gates.

There are 10 e-bikes available to hire each day on an unreserved basis, these are located in the visitor car park by the Welcome Pavilion, and can be hired on a per hour basis. Hourly charging rates and booking details will be announced shortly here. Please note we do not allow cycling around the formal grounds.


On foot

Your pre-booked tickets will be checked at the gate about 5 minutes walk along the walking path. If you have pre-booked shuttle bus tickets please go to the Welcome Pavilion in the car park where you tickets will be scanned.

Find out more about the Greenway


By train

Our nearest train station is Aylesbury Vale Parkway. Regular trains run from London Marylebone to Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway. Your onward journey from the train station can be made by taxi, bus or via the new Waddesdon Greenway, a safe cycle and walking route joining Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Waddesdon Manor.

To check train times, call 08456 005 165 or visit http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk


By bus

Red Rose no 16. The local bus runs from Aylesbury to Marsh Gibbon via Waddesdon. Please note: this is an infrequent service and there are no buses on a Sunday. On arrival in Waddesdon village, walk through the main gates on Silk Street and you'll be directed towards the Welcome Pavilion.

Download Red Rose Travel timetable


By car

Journey times vary depending on traffic and road conditions, approximate travel times are:

From London (1-1.5 hours)
M40 Junction 7 towards Thame, via Long Crendon and Upper Winchendon

From Birmingham (1-1.5 hours)
M40 Junction 9 and take the A34 via Bicester, then follow A41 towards Aylesbury

From Oxford (30 mins)
A34 towards Bicester, then follow A41 towards Aylesbury

From Milton Keynes (45 mins)
A5 towards Dunstable, then A4146 via Leighton Buzzard to Aylesbury. Finally A41 towards Bicester


Parking & shuttle buses

The 1,000 space visitor car park is free and has dedicated places for Blue Badge holders and family parking. On arrival you'll be directed to our Welcome Pavilion. Shuttle bus tickets can be pre-booked or purchased on the day. You may also walk from the visitor car park to the Manor. This takes around 20 minutes and is on an accessible path, which is steep in places (deleted some text here). Premium Parking is available at the top of the hill £25 per car.


Electric vehicles

We have four spaces in the visitor car park signposted for the purpose of electric vehicle charging. Spaces are suitable for a 16A EV Type 2 charging socket and are free of charge and on an unreserved basis.