The nearest local train station is at Lower Heyford. But for more frequent service villagers often use Oxford Parkway, Bicester Village and Bicester North.

Oxford Parkway, Bicester Village and Bicester North

The trains at these stations are operated by Chiltern Railways. There are frequent services to London Marylebone via High Wycombe, to Oxford and to Birmingham via Banbury.

Website: gives times, fares, and real time running information

Buses and Taxis

There is a minibus service between the two Bicester stations, but no bus service to Steeple Aston.  There is a taxi rank at both stations: 001 Alpha Cars 01869 252 525; Bicester Cars Ltd 01869 908 908; Arora Cars Bicester Taxis 01869 247 247

The S4 bus from Oxford Parkway Station comes to Steeple Aston, but there is no taxi rank. Taxis can be booked in advance from: Kidlington Cars 07766 207 260; 001 Cars 01865 240 000;London Oxford Taxis (Oxford) 01865 406 070; Oxford Cars (Oxford) Taxis 01865 406 070


Heyford station is unmanned and is about a twenty-minute walk down the hill from Steeple Aston. The trains here are operated by First Great Western. This infrequent service runs between Banbury and London Paddington, often requiring changes at Oxford, Didcot Parkway or Reading.

Website: gives times, fares and real time running information. (N.B. key in Heyford, not Lower Heyford.)

There is a Cherwell Rail Users’ Group (CRUG) that represents the views of people travelling on this line. For more information, email, or phone the chairman Chris Bates on 01295 758325

More information from  National Rail enquiries or Trainline.