This route travels from Reading into Oxford and pulls into a bus stop which is a short walk from the village center
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Going Forward Buses

Going Forward Buses runs a local bus service through Dorchester Village to Wallingford on Mondays and to Didcot on Wednesdays.  The service leaves the War Memorial at 10.28 on Mondays, returning from Wallingford Market Place at 11.48, and from the War Memorial at 09.38 on Wednesdays, returning from Didcot Orchard Centre Taxi Rank (close to M&S Simply Food and Starbucks) at 12.27.  It picks up and sets down at all bus stops in the village, and the Didcot service also serves Tesco Extra, Aldi, Broadway and Didcot Parkway station.  For full details please see service D1 on the website Going Forward Buses CIC or call 07484 605888.  Concessionary passes are valid for free trvel on this service; othwrise the fare is £4 single (£2 for children up to 18).  In line with current coronavirus guidelines you’ll need to wear a facemask when travelling.


The Dorchester Flyer

Every Friday
Departs Dorchester (Herringcote): 10.00
Departs Wallingford (Corn Exchange): 12.00

The bus will stop at any of the bus stops in the village on request


  • £3 return if you buy a 10 trip (yellow) card for £15.
  • £4 return if you buy the 2 journey (pink) card.

Tickets must be purchased in advance; the bus drivers cannot take money.
Sorry, bus passes cannot be used.

Tickets are available from Lily’s

Lily’s Opening times are:
Monday–Saturday 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday 10:30am–5:00pm
Closed Tuesdays
28 High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 7HN
Tel: 01865 340900

Cash or cheques only please!


There are several taxi services that come into the village. At the moment we don’t recommend any in particular, but you are likely best looking in your place of destination for a service there (as it will likely turn out cheaper).


Whilst we have several leisure walks from the village, they wont really get you to a local town due to distance. the closest shops outside of the village would be in Berinsfield though, which is only a short walk out of the village, and across a busy road.


At the moment, we have no documented cycling routes from the village. That said, cycling is the best way to get into Abingdon due to the distance, and that there is no free parking in the town. The paths are shared between pedestrians and cyclists to attempt to make this route a little bit safer. please keep to them, as segments of this route are at the national speed limit.

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