Girls come to The Abbey from Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire and are able to make their way to and from school easily due to excellent transport links.

Central Location

Located within easy walking distance from Reading Station, The Abbey is just a few minutes’ drive from key business hubs.

  • Royal Berkshire Hospital
  • University of Reading
  • Thames Valley Business Park
  • Green Park Business Park 
  •  The Oracle Shopping Centre.

Coach Routes

The School offers (via third parties) an extensive coach network across Berkshire and Oxfordshire for both the Junior and Senior School. The exact routes change each year to reflect demand from parents.

Girls can use the coach network from Trans (Year 2) upwards. It can also be appropriate for girls in Prep (Year 1) to use the coaches, and this is considered on an individual basis.

Horseman Coaches operate most of The Abbey School home to school coach routes. Please contact the Horseman Coaches office directly for further information on 0118 9753811 or email info@horsemancoaches.co.uk.

The School also uses TK Travel to provide a service from Hook and offers a minibus service from the Pangbourne area. If you are interested in further information regarding these routes please email transport@theabbey.co.uk or call Wendy Feist on 0118 987 2256. 

Junior School ‘Kiss and Drop’

We operate a ‘Kiss and Drop’ zone for girls from Reception to Lower III (Year 6) in Vicarage Road. Please contact the Junior School Reception or Admissions for further information.

Local Trains from Reading Station

Under 20 minutesUnder 30 minutes
Goring & Streatley 15
Twyford 10
Wargrave 20
Pangbourne 10
Wokingham 15
Maidenhead 18
Slough 12
London Paddington 25
Henley-on-Thames 27
Oxford 24
Newbury 24
Ascot 29
Bracknell 22
Basingstoke 24
Windsor 30

Public Bus Routes

Sixth Form Parking

There is a dedicated car park for the Sixth Form students who enjoy the independence of driving to school with their friends once they have gained their licence.