Buses, trains and taxis

Buses (Service 143 until July, Service 142 from May 15th 2017)

The following service runs locally as from September 2014 UNTIL JULY 2017. This service is subsidised by Whitchurch-on-Thames and Goring Heath Parish Councils.

Service 143:  Reading - Pangbourne - Upper Basildon - Whitchurch-on-Thames - Whitchurch Hill
Run by Thames Travel. For information and a timetable visit Thames Travel.

There are two bus stops in Whitchurch, one at the end of Hardwick Road and the other near The Greyhound.

Buses leave Whitchurch from the Greyhound (a couple of minutes earlier from Hardwick Road) at:                                                 

  • 8:02     Monday to Friday  
  • 10:02   Monday to Friday
  • 11:42    Monday to Friday
  • 14:02    Monday to Friday
  • 16:32    Monday to Friday

Buses leave Friar Street outside the back of Marks and Spencer (a couple of minutes later stop on Oxford Road outside Argos) at:

  • 9:00     Monday to Friday 
  • 10:40   Monday to Friday
  • 13:00    Monday to Friday
  • 15:30    Monday to Friday
  • 17:20    Monday to Friday (stops in Pangbourne)

The service is also useful for trips to Pangbourne and places on Oxford Road.

The bus stops are signed for 143 buses.

There are no buses on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Service 142: Going Forward Buses starting 15th May 2017

See here for the details and the new timetable. There is also a Saturday Service, details soon. This service runs from Goring to Pangbourne, to Whichurch, Crays Pond, Caversham, Tesco and the centre of town and back again.


London Paddington - Reading - Oxford local services, operated by Great Western Railways, call at Pangbourne Station, which is 5 - 10 minutes walk from Whitchurch-on-Thames.

Trains run about half-hourly - journey times are about 10 minutes to Reading, 30 minutes to Oxford and 1 hour to Paddington.

See the live departure board at Pangbourne Station


Here is a useful link which gives a list of registered taxis, insert your postcode and it will give local taxi firms.