The Richard Wellesley Memorial Transport Minibus is a 16 seater vehicle (including driver).

It is a new “lightweight” bus which does not require the driver to hold a D1 licence. Effectively it can be driven on a standard car licence.

It provides a service to local villages around Buckland, running passengers into Faringdon twice weekly. Every other Tuesday the bus goes on from Faringdon to Witney or Wantage, once each per month. Passengers with bus passe can travel for free, but those without one can still use the bus for a small fee.

Additionally, the bus is available for private hire providing the hire meets specific conditions which are set out in the “Terms & Conditions” document. This document must be viewed before submitting a booking request.


If you wish to book our minibus you will need to provide details of your driving licence.

You will need:

  • your driving licence number
  • your National Insurance number
  • the postcode on your driving licence

Follow this link to the Gov.UK website and follow the instructions to download a PDF summary of your licence, or to generate a check code for us to view. Either the PDF file or the check code must be sent when you book with us for the first time. The check codes are valid for 21 days. 

Once you have your licence summary or check code, go to our booking calendar to see if the dates you want are free, then use the booking form to send us your request. Include your organisation and the destination and purpose of the trip. If you are booking on behalf of an organisation, please obtain the licence check code for the nominated driver, and make this clear on your booking application.

You can either include the check code in the comments on the booking form or e-mail the PDF file with your licence details to bookings@buckland-oxfordshire.co.uk

Please note, submission of a booking request does not imply a booking has been made. If the booking meets the requirements specified it the “Terms & Conditions” and the Mini Bus is available you will receive a confirmation email.

The cost for hiring is based on 96p per mile up to 120 miles and 48p per mile thereafter. Payment will be due following an invoice which will be emailed to the address given on the booking form.

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