Local Transport Information
Travel towards either Reading or Newbury
There are mini-buses operated by West Berkshire Council running from Beenham village towards Tadley, Thatcham and Calcot. This service (Connect Service 44) also runs through to Newbury on Thursdays.
In addition a Carebus service runs from Beenham village to Newbury on Fridays. The service will only run if there are enough passengers and places need to be booked the day before. Call 0118 930 4837 on Thursday before 6pm to book a seat.
Buses also run every half hour during weekdays along the A4 towards Reading and Newbury.
ReadiBus (travel towards Reading)
There is also a ReadiBus for people with restricted mobility who can't use ordinary public transport. It picks up from home and has wheelchair accessibility, for travel to Sainsbury’s Calcot, Reading town centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital or anywhere en route.Tel: 0118 931 0000
Web site: www.readibus.co.uk
Carebus Volunteer Group, Englefield
Carebus Volunteer group, based in Englefield, provides a voluntary transport service to help local individuals or organisations. They accept regular or occasional bookings and the rates are set to be affordable.
If you would like more information about the Carebus please
call: 0118 930 4837
Web site: www.carebus.org
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver please contact the Carebus Volunteer group.
The Chapel Row Community Service Group
Chapel Row Community Services Group will help to organise transport for those unable to use public transport to and from the dentist, chiropodist and the optician etc., hospital visiting and essential shopping. More information can be found here
There are trains from Aldermaston and Theale Stations, to Newbury and Reading and with connections to London and many other places via Reading. There are also trains from Pangbourne to Oxford and Reading.
Tel: 08457 48 49 50
For more information, visit the First Great Western Link website at www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk or www.nationalrail.co.uk.
There is one taxi company that specifically serves Beenham:
17 High Street
Berkshire, RG7 5AN
Tel: 930 2345
There are several companies in Thatcham that will cover Beenham, although always check the fee first, since they can impose hefty surcharges for coming out of their normal area, especially after 10pm.
34, High St
Thatcham Berkshire RG19 3JD
Tel: 01635 862002
Cab 4 U
71 Lancaster Close
Thatcham Berkshire RG18 3FJ
Tel: 01635 860000
104 Paynesdown Rd
Thatcham Berkshire RG19 3TE
Tel: 01635 847784
25 Tomlin Close
Thatcham Berkshire RG19 3XY
Tel: 01635 866730