A Community Bus Service Ability Bus is available to Helmdon residents. It offers a standard service free of charge for passengers holding a concessionary bus pass. As at July 2022, trips offered are:

Every Wednesday:

  • Helmdon to Brackley – approx. pick up time 09:30
  • Brackley to Helmdon – approx. return time 12:30

1st Wednesday of each month:

  • Helmdon to Banbury – approx. pick up time 10:00-10:15
  • Banbury to Helmdon – approx. return time 13:45-14:00


  • Additional services are available (for an annual fee) for those requiring assistance.
  • Standard fares are payable for those without a concessionary bus pass.
  • Important - To use the service you must first register with www.abilitycic.org.uk (phone 01327 604123).

Click here for information about the previous Thursday bus service to Banbury, provided jointly by Greatworth and Helmdon Parish Councils.