RAF Halton, Aylesbury Vale
Royal Air Force Halton, or more simply RAF Halton, is one of the largest Royal Air Force stations in the United Kingdom. It is located near the village of Halton near Wendover, Buckinghamshire. The site has been in use since the First World War but is due to close by 2025. The Duchess of Cornwall is the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Halton.
The primary role of RAF Halton is to train military and civilian personnel to perform to the highest standard for military operations.
RAF Halton has lodger units across a range of specialities from air activity to defence media operations.RAF Halton is home to approximately 2,100 personnel from all three-armed services, foreign military, contractors, and civilians.
Here we discuss the best way to travel to RAF Halton to start your RAF basic training. Dont forget your RAF BRTC kit list
If you have your own car then you can park your car at RAF Halton.
Chiltern Railways runs the trains on the London Marylebone to Aylesbury Line.
Train to Wendover
Wendover is the closest railway station to RAF Halton. The best option is to arrange a pickup from Wendover Station by military transport. Note that you may have to wait a while before being collected in a large white coach.
The average train time from London Marylebone to Wendover is 49 minutes.
Train to Aylesbury
If you do not have the benefit of a lift to RAF Halton from friends or family, or have arranged a pickup then travelling by train to Aylesbury is another option to start your RAF Basic Training.
The average train time from London Marylebone to Ayesbury is 1 hour and 9 minutes.
Getting from Aylesbury Train Station to RAF Halton
There is the choice of catching a bus or taking a taxi to RAF Halton from Aylesbury Railway Station.
These number 8 and number 50 bus routes stop near RAF Halton. The duration of the bus journey is 30 minutes covering a distance of 4 miles.
The price of the bus journey is currently around £3 and you will exit the bus at Aston Clinton, Weston Road. The services depart every 30 minutes.
It is possible to walk in about 1 hour 15 minutes.
The quickest way to get from Aylesbury to RAF Halton is to take a taxi which costs £16 – £20 and takes 14 min.
Another option to travelling to Marylebone to get the train to Aylesbury or Wendover, is to take Southern Railways.
Southern Railways has an extensive network in south-east England and taking the train to Tring may be your best option to avoid travelling into central London with all your RAF kit.
Just like at Wendover, you can pre-arrange to be collected at Tring by coach and taken to RAF Halton.
RAF BRTC kit list
Don’t forget to buy the items on your RAF BRTC kit list before leaving for RAF Halton as they will be more expensive when you get there.