RP1 minibus service
Richmond Park

A free transport service will help provide better access to Richmond Park

The Royal Parks charity is pleased to announce that the minibus service in Richmond Park will return in April 2023. 

The service last ran in autumn 2022. This year, the service is extending to include East Sheen.

This free service will operate every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 5 April until 29 November 2023, between the hours of 9:25am and 4:20pm.

It will run between all the Richmond Park car parks, Ladderstile Gate, Richmond Gate, Pembroke Lodge, and Isabella Plantation.

The service starts and finishes at the barrier in Danebury Avenue on the Roehampton Estate and goes out to Ham, Ashburnham Road (371 bus stop), Ham Gate Avenue (near to the 65 bus stop), and new for this year, out to Mortlake Station (969 stop) outside the Community Centre.

The minibus is free, with a ramp and steps to aid access. Wheelchair users wishing to use the service should contact jmeays@royalparks.org.uk or volunteering@royalparks.org.uk.

This service is funded by private donations to The Royal Parks charity and allows those who otherwise would not have access to the park the ability to enjoy the natural environment of this National Nature Reserve.

Paul Richards, Park Manager at Richmond Park said: “We are thrilled to be bringing back the minibus to Richmond Park and adding additional services.

“We want the Royal Parks to be open and accessible for everyone and this service is a way we can further ensure that more visitors can visit this exceptional landscape.”