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Charlbury Railbus


The Cotswold Railbus C1 is an easy and stress free way of getting to Charlbury Station where you can catch trains to Oxford, Reading and London.

The bus travels from the Wychwoods villages of Milton (some journeys), Shipton and Ascott, Leafield, Finstock and Charlbury town centre.

Railbus C1 operates to a timetable on Mondays to Fridays during the morning and afternoon peak times to ensure the bus connects with trains - ideal for commuting!

The Timetable

Railbus C1 operates on Mondays to Fridays.

The current timetable from 12 September 2011 until 10 December 2011 can be found here

The times of evening buses have been changed slightly to allow a few minutes extra time that will be needed to get over the footbridge from the new platform to the bus.  There are no other changes to bus times.

Fares and Ticketing

The Adult Single fares from December 2010 are:

Milton under Wychwood
1.50 Shipton-under-Wychwood
1.30 1.30 Ascott-under-Wychwood
1.90 1.70 1.50 Leafield
2.00 1.90 1.80 1.30 Finstock Village
2.10 2.00 1.90 1.70 1.10 Finstock Railway Station
2.50 2.30 2.30 2.10 1.70 1.30 Charlbury Town Centre
2.50 2.30 2.30 2.10 1.90 1.70 1.10 Charlbury Railway Station

Return fares are also available. If you're a regular traveller, we offer a weekly pass valid on Mondays to Fridays that will save you money and allow you to make 12 single journeys for the price of just 10.

  • 1 Week  - 15.00

Local authority concessionary travel passes are valid for journeys starting on or after 9.00 am on weekdays. There are no time restrictions at weekends or bank holidays. National travel tokens are also accepted at any time of the day.

The Route

Railbus C1 follows a fixed route and travels along the following roads:

Towards Leafield and the Wychwoods: Charlbury Station, CHARLBURY TOWN (Dyer's Hill, Thames Street, Nine Acres Lane, Enstone Road, Brown's Lane, Church Street, Park Street, Fiveways), Fawler Road, Finstock Station, Charlbury Road, FINSTOCK (School Road, Well Hill, High Street), Lower End, LEAFIELD (Leafield The Fox, Fairspear Road), Farfield Corner, B4437, ASCOTT-UNDER-WYCHWOOD (London lane, The Green, Shipton Road), SHIPTON-UNDER-WYCHWOOD (Ascott Road, High Street, Shipton Road), Shipton Road, MILTON_UNDER-WYCHWOOD (High Street).

Towards Charlbury: MILTON-UNDER-WYCHWOOD (High Street), Shipton Road, SHIPTON-UNDER-WYCHWOOD (Shipton Road, High Street, Ascott Road), ASCOTT-UNDER-WYCHWOOD (Shipton Road, The Green, London Lane), B4437, Farfield Corner, LEAFIELD (Fairspear Road, Leafield The Fox), Lower End, FINSTOCK (High Street, Well Hill, School Road), Charlbury Road, Finstock Station, Fawler Road, CHARLBURY (Fiveways, Sturt Road, The Slade, Enstone Road, Brown's Lane, Market Street, Dyer's Hill) Charlbury Station.

Town Maps

Find out where the bus goes in Charlbury or the Wychwoods here.

Hail and Ride

Although there are bus timetables located along the route, they are there to provide information. Railbus C1 operates on a Hail and Ride basis.

The bus will stop anywhere it is safe to do so to pick you up or drop you off. Please signal clearly to the driver in plenty of time, and please try to avoid busy junctions, zebra or pedestrian crossings, or bends in the road.