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Busing Services

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From your door to our door

Because we understand the many challenges facing both local and relocating families, the ACS Hillingdon Transportation Department will make every effort to arrange busing for your children from their first day of school.

In order to ensure the process runs efficiently, we would appreciate your assistance by informing us of your home address as soon as possible, and liaising with us to confirm availability of busing for your address.

Please note that requests received after 1st August may not be processed in time for the start of the school year, and for mid-year starts we cannot guarantee the availability of busing. However, rest assured that all steps will be taken to complete your busing requests with speed and efficiency.

The ACS Hillingdon Transportation Department works closely with families to transport their children safely and efficiently between home and school.

ACS Hillingdon Busing Office

For further information on fees, zones on any other aspect of our busing services, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Zonal Busing Fees

ACS Hillingdon operates three busing zones, with fees set according to distance from school. Please note that the fees below are per semester (two semesters per academic year).

  Zone 1   Zone 2   Zone 3  
Type Per semester Annual Per semester Annual Per semester Annual
Single £930 £1,860 £1,035 £2,070 £1,085 £2,170
Return £1,450 £2,900 £1,590 £3,180 £1,690 £3,380
Shuttle Service

In addition to the door-to-door service, selected buses will also pick up and drop off students at designated points. See PDF map (left) for details.

  Zone 1   Zone 2   Zone 3  
  Per semester Annual Per semester Annual Per semester Annual
Single £410 £820 £510 £1,020 £555 £1,110
Return £625 £1,250 £775 £1,550 £860 £1,720
Students smiling as the board the school bus

Average one-way journey times

Our families live in a broad catchment area, including large parts of Central London such as Chiswick, Kensington, St. Johns Wood, Marylebone; we operate 40+ buses to ensure that journey times are as efficient as possible and have listed some approximate times below:


  • Central London: 45 minutes (contact transport for the extensive location list)
  • Gerrards Cross: 35 minutes
  • Middlesex: 40 minutes
  • Richmond: 45 minutes

Shuttle service

  • Central London: 40-45 minutes (approx 5 shuttle stops)
  • Chiswick: 35 minutes
  • South & West London: 25-35 minutes
  • Gerrards Cross/Beaconsfield: 25-40 minutes

Busing Services

From your door to our door

ACS Hillingdon operates an extensive busing service for families, to transport children safely and efficiently between home and school.

  • Door-to-Door and Shuttle options
  • Experienced and safe drivers
  • Fees charged to recover costs only