Mini bus to The Beacon

Bus Routes

The Beacon currently operates a wide variety of bus and minibus routes to travel to and from The Beacon.

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Morning Bus Routes

Route 1: Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St Peter & Chalfont St Giles

Time Location Zone
07:25 Gerrards Cross (bus stop near Wildwood) C
07:30 Gerrards Cross (3 Oaks, Austenwood Lane) C
07:35 Chalfont St Peter (Church opposite George Pub) B
07:40 Chalfont St Giles (outside Merlin’s Cave) B
08:00 Arrival at The Beacon

Route 2: Beaconsfield, Penn, Hazlemere & Old Amersham

Time Location Zone
07:20 Beaconsfield Old Town (Windsor End, Market Place) B
07:25 Beaconsfield New Town (outside Barclays Bank, opposite Waitrose) B
07:35 Penn Pond (Elm Rd, beyond pond on main road) B
07:40 Hazlemere (Lloyds Bank) B
07:50 Old Amersham (bus stop at bottom of Gore Hill) A
08:00 Arrival at The Beacon

Route 3: Chorleywood & Little Chalfont

Time Location Zone
07:30 Chorleywood (outside shops in village) C
07:45 Little Chalfont (Library car park) B
07:50 Little Chalfont (White Lion Pub) B
07:55 King’s Church (corner of Brudenell Close) A
08:00 Arrival at The Beacon

Route 4: Great Missenden & Hyde Heath

Time Location Zone
07:30 Great Kingshill B
07:45 Great Missenden (Buryfield car park) B
07:55 Hyde Heath (village shop) A
08:00 Arrival at The Beacon

Route 5: Jordans, Seer Green & Coleshill

Time Location Zone
07:30 Jordans Village (Estate Office) C
07:40 Seer Green (outside the school) C
07:50 Coleshill (Red Lion Pub) B
08:00 Arrival at The Beacon

Route 6: Godstowe & Amersham Station

Time Location Zone
07:25 Godstowe School B
07:45 Amersham Station £1.50
08:00 Arrival at The Beacon

Route 7: Under 6 Morning Car Service

This uses a seven-seater car for boys aged under 6. The route varies around the Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield area. A staff member drives the car and all seats are fitted with booster seats. It is ideal for our younger boys needing a more nurturing travel experience to School.

Time Location Zone
07:30 Gerrards Cross (Bull Hotel) C
07:50 New Beaconsfield (Tennis Club) B
08:10 Arrival at The Beacon

Evening Bus Routes

Route 8: Evening Bus Service to Gerrards Cross

Time Location Zone
17:10 Depart from The Beacon
17:30 Gerrards Cross (Bulstrode Way Car Park) C

Route 9: Evening Bus Service to Hazlemere & Beaconsfield

Time Location Zone
17:10 Depart from The Beacon
17:30 Hazlemere (Lloyds Bank) B
17:35 Penn Pond (Elm Road, on Main Road) B
17:45 Beaconsfield New Town (outside Waitrose) B

Prices (2019/20):

Zone Distance Price
Amersham Station Fixed charge £1.50
Zone A Up to 3.6 miles £2.60
Zone B 3.7 to 6.7 miles £3.90
Zone C Over 6.7 miles £5.50

Half a term’s notice is required if you wish to give up your son’s place on any of the School buses.

Places are given on a date of registration basis.

Head’s Talk & Tours

Throughout July and August, our Headmaster, Will Phelps, is inviting future Beacon families to safely meet with him on our School site for a socially-distanced tour of our incredible school and an informal talk about your son and his education. Please click here for more details.

“The largest single sex Prep School in the UK, The Beacon still has an impressively inclusive, family feel to it, with a focus on pastoral care and turning out well-rounded boys.”

For a genuine insight into The Beacon, see our recent review from Muddy Stilettos.