Getting toWaddesdon Manorcar-free

1 At a glance

  • take the train to Aylesbury
  • hop on the bus to Waddesdon
  • stroll up the drive to the Welcome Pavillion
  • enjoy 2for1 entry with train ticket and voucher

There’s also a free shuttle bus from Aylesbury Vale Parkway station, during the summer months – check website for dates.

2 Step-by-step

Trains run direct to Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway from London Marylebone. You can also take the train from Oxford and Birmingham, changing in Princes Risborough.

In the summer months, there is a free shuttle bus, Wednesday to Sunday, from Aylesbury Vale Parkway station to Waddesdon Manor.

Alternatively (all year round) take the train to Aylesbury.

Train times and prices

From Aylesbury station, it's a 5-minute walk to the bus station - see map

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Take bus 16 from Stand 6. Buses runs hourly Monday to Friday, every two hours on Saturday, none on Sunday. The journey to Waddesdon village takes 15 minutes (catch the bus back from the Baker Street stop – see map).

  • Bus times from:
    Aylesbury Bus Station (Bay 6)

It's a 20-minute stroll from the bus stop to the Welcome Pavillion - see map

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About Waddesdon Manor

Where else in England can you find a French Renaissance château, built in the 19th century, and filled with royal treasures? Waddesdon is famous for its collection of French 18th-century decorative arts and 17th- and 18th-century paintings.

Further treasures await outside, with the lovingly restored Victorian formal gardens - the topiary and fountains of the Parterre - and the sweeping wooded parkland beyond.

  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Address: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, HP18 0JH
  • Refreshments: Choice of restaurant and cafe on site
  • Car-free offer: 2for1 entry with a train ticket and voucher*

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About Waddesdon Manor

Where else in England can you find a French Renaissance château, built in the 19th century, and filled with royal treasures? Waddesdon is famous for its collection of French 18th-century decorative arts and 17th- and 18th-century paintings.

Further treasures await outside, with the lovingly restored Victorian formal gardens - the topiary and fountains of the Parterre - and the sweeping wooded parkland beyond.

  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Nearest town: Aylesbury
  • Refreshments: Choice of restaurant and cafe on site
  • Car-free offer: 2for1 entry with a train ticket and voucher*
Bike routes

Enjoy a gentle 4-mile cycle from Aylesbury Vale Parkway station on the new Waddesdon Greenway path – here’s the route. There is secure undercover cycle parking at the Welcome Pavilion.

Taxi numbers

There are taxi ranks at Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway stations, or call Village Cars 01296 651048, Atlas 01296 339999, or Eco 01296 423282. The fare is about £10.

Handy Tips

* Print off a voucher here and get 2for1 entry to Waddesdon with voucher and valid train ticket.

Member of Historic Houses

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2019!