Buckinghamshire is not just easy to get to by rail, it’s enjoyable to get to, with the beautiful countryside acting as the perfect vista for your journey.
Buckinghamshire’s railways are serviced by Chiltern Railways, with lines stretching from Birmingham to London Marylebone station, taking in Oxford, Warwick, Banbury, Bicester and Stratford-upon-Avon, among others, before entering Buckinghamshire and stopping at Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Stoke Mandeville, Wendover and more.
If you are travelling from London and thinking of visiting, say, Warwick Castle or Bicester Village, why not stop off in Buckinghamshire along the way, or if travelling from Birmingham, simply add a few more stops onto your journey and disembark at Haddenham and Thame Parkway, where you can visit the Snakemoor Nature Reserve, just a two minute walk from the station.
Many of Buckinghamshire’s most popular towns are also accessible from central London via London Marylebone and Birmingham, meaning you could also visit the chic style of Amersham, the bustling market town of Aylesbury, Bekonscot Model Village in Beaconsfield, the diverse High Wycombe with its old markets complimented by the newer shopping centre, the beautiful Princes Risborough or the ‘Gateway to the Chilterns’, Wendover, which is ideal for walkers and nature lovers.
Contact Chiltern Railways for more information on train routes, times and tickets - Tel: 03456 005 165.
Day trips from London
Not everyone knows that Buckinghamshire has three London Underground stations - Chalfont & Latimer, Amersham, and Chesham - which run on the Metropolitan Line, making it easy for those living in or visiting London to come and enjoy the delights of Buckinghamshire, whether for the day or an overnight stay.
To get from London to the beautiful town of Marlow, you would take a First Great Western train from Paddington Station. Tel: 0345 7000 125
If you’re visiting Milton Keynes or Cheddington (and you really should be!) then you’ll be taking the London Midland service from Euston Station. Tel: 0344 811 0133 (or 0121 634 2040 from a mobile)
Visit www.tfl.gov.uk or call 0343 222 1234 for travel information if you’re coming from London.
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway - a special kind of train travel
Hop on board the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway line, a steam railway with regular specialist services. Arguably the best way to get around by rail, the service runs from Chinnor to Thame in South Oxfordshire, and soon, to Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire. There are plenty of special events and rates for children and seniors, while the Murder Mystery dining train and Fish & Chip Quiz Nights are very popular.
National Rail Enquiries
Wherever you are traveling from, see National Rail Enquiries for all the latest information on train times, routes and tickets. Call 0345 748 4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
My Train Ticket
An impartial online retailer, My Train Ticket provides rail journey planning and sells train tickets for all UK train companies to all National Rail destinations, London Underground stations and over 275 Plusbus locations. By booking ahead customers can usually make a saving (on certain routes up to 80%) compared to buying the ticket at the station on day of departure.
Traveline is also a good website for planning your trip.