An increasingly popular commuter destination for people working in London, Aylesbury is a thriving and historic market town surrounded by countryside. Its many excellent schools, ample shopping facilities, ancient pubs, green parks and cultural destinations like the Waterside Theatre and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery make it a favourite for young families. Not only does it have a thriving urban heart but it is surrounded by beautiful villages, many of which are home to new housing developments.
Located on the doorstep is the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, famous for its rolling landscapes and dramatic outcrops like the famous Coombe Hill in Wendover. Also within easy reach are Wendover Woods, a perfect walking destination for families which features a Go Ape high ropes course for the more adventurous, and the impeccably grand Waddesdon Manor, a stately home made famous in TV shows including The Crown.
How far is Aylesbury from London?
Train from Aylesbury to London
From Aylesbury train station to London Marylebone is 34 miles and the quickest train takes 55 minutes. The town is served by Aylesbury railway station and Aylesbury Vale Parkway railway station; the latter is the terminus of passenger services of the London to Aylesbury Line from London Marylebone. This service can run up to 92 times a day and on average, takes 1 hour and 2 minutes. Stoke Mandeville also lies in the town’s urban area.
Aylesbury to London by car
Aylesbury to London via car is roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes on a clear run. Aylesbury is served by the A41 from London to Birkenhead, which becomes the M40 at Bicester 13 miles west of Aylesbury. The A413 and A418 roads also run through the town. The M40 motorway at junction 9 is 14.7 miles away and the M25 motorway is just over 21 miles away.
Aylesbury to London by bus
Aylesbury to London via bus will need to include the London Underground Metropolitan Line. The bus service ends at Hill Avenue, Amersham, taking roughly 2 hours.
However, Aylesbury is well-connected to local destinations by bus services. Run by Arriva, these services run every 20-30 minutes to Milton Keynes, Oxford, High Wycombe, Thame, Tring, Hemel Hempstead and Watford. Hourly services also run to Luton and Leighton Buzzard. Arriva also runs services to RAF Halton via Weston Turville and Wendover; Chesham via Wendover, Great Missenden and Amersham; Steeple Claydon via Waddesdon and Quainton; Thame via Cuddington, Long Crendon and Worminghall; Buckingham and Maids Moreton via Whitchurch, North Marston, Winslow and Padbury.
Aylesbury is served by Buckinghamshire’s first ‘Rainbow Routes’ network of bus services.
- Orange Route 3 – Star Travel, every 20 minutes to Elmhurst, Haydon Hill and Quarrendon (Monday-Saturday)
- Green Route 4 – Redline Buses, every 20 minutes to the Coppice, Elmhurst, Berryfields and Aylesbury Vale Parkway railway station (Monday-Saturday)
- Water Rider 6 – Redline Buses, every 15 minutes to Elmhurst and Watermead (Monday-Saturday)
- Pink Route 8 – Arriva, every 20 minutes to Broughton and Bedgrove (Monday-Saturday)
- Red Route 9 – Arriva, every 12 minutes to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Hawkslade Farm, Walton Court and Southcourt (daily)