The desirability to buy a house in Aylesbury or to rent in Aylesbury has always been strongly increased by its proximity to London, and its convenient transport links both to the capital city and to other locations in the Southeast. Having been a highly trusted estate agency in Aylesbury for three decades, at Michael Anthony we have developed a deep affection for the area, as well as a wealth of local knowledge. We’ve drawn on that knowledge to put together a guide to travel and transport in and around Aylesbury, not just by car but also by public transport.
Driving and parking in Aylesbury
Aylesbury is extremely accessible by road, and when travelling from the town, there is excellent access to a number of key routes. You can reach Aylesbury from the M25 by leaving the motorway at junction 20 and then following the A41. The town is also accessible from the M40 when you leave the motorway at junction 8a, then take the A418 and follow the signs to Aylesbury.
Once you’ve made it to the Aylesbury area, you can find plenty of parking around the town centre. The Exchange Street car park provides 24 hour parking, including disabled parking spaces, in a very central location from which you can easily reach amenities such as the Friar’s Square Shopping Centre and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. Friar’s Square also has its own dedicated multi-storey car park. The Waterside and Waterside North car parks provide plenty of parking spaces within easy distance of both the train station and the main shopping areas in the town centre.
For more information about Aylesbury’s many conveniently located car parks, and to find out whether you are eligible for resident and business parking permits or a Blue Badge for disabled parking, you can check out the Buckinghamshire County Council website.
Getting the bus in Aylesbury
Aylesbury is very well served by bus routes, most of which are operated by Arriva Shires & Essex. These can be used to access numerous key locations, including Milton Keynes, Oxford, Watford and Leighton Buzzard, as well as a wide range of towns and villages in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire such as High Wycombe, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Luton and Chesham. There is a bus station located beneath the multi storey car park at the Friars Square shopping centre, as well as a network of bus stops which stretch all over the town and the surrounding villages. Aylesbury’s buses provide connections to many of the key locations around the area, including to the town centre and shops, the excellent local secondary schools, and Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Getting the train from Aylesbury
Aylesbury’s railway station is located conveniently in the centre of the town, and has its own dedicated parking. All of the services from the station are operated by Chiltern Railways, and the majority of trains run into London to Marylebone station, either via Amersham or via High Wycombe. It is also possible to access Banbury by changing at Princes Risborough.
Aylesbury Vale Parkway railway station is also located near to the town, with the Chiltern Railways line from London Marylebone terminating here. This service is incredibly convenient for residents living in the villages slightly to the north west of the town.
Getting to London from Aylesbury
Many people living in Aylesbury choose to travel into London regularly for work and for leisure. The town is perfectly located to allow residents to commute to and from the capital city, and this opens up a huge range of career opportunities, as well as the chance to enjoy London’s vibrant restaurants, nightlife, theatres, museums and other cultural attractions.
Getting into London from Aylesbury by train is very straightforward, with Chiltern Railways trains running from both Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway stations. These trains generally run into London Marylebone station, which allows access to London Underground services via the Bakerloo line at Marylebone underground station. Further London Underground connections are available via Edgware Road and Baker Street stations, which are nearby.
It’s also possible to get to London by car by taking the A41, the major road which runs from London to Birkenhead and runs via Aylesbury.
You can find out more about living in the well-connected, pleasant town of Aylesbury and learn about its history and amenities by checking out our area guide.