Travelling in Oxford

Oxford is a famous historical city, known for its beautiful buildings, scenery and social life. It benefits from great public transport and is highly accessible from anywhere in the country.

The University is committed to delivering sustainable travel for its students, staff and wider community. For local travel, we encourage the use of public transport options like the BROOKESbus network. Cycling is also very popular and a common way to get around the city.

 Alert Please note that Oxford Rail Station will be closed on certain dates in September and October due to engineering works and planned industrial action.

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BROOKESbus and your BROOKESkey

The BROOKESbus is the University’s dedicated bus service. Full routes can be found by visiting the BROOKESbus webpages

If you are travelling by bus, you can show your valid Oxford Brookes University ID on most local bus services for a single discounted travel rate. For more discounted travel options, you can apply for a BROOKESkey.

Bike Doctor

The Bike Doctor offers an on-campus, while-you-wait maintenance and repair service. Labour is free - you only need to pay for parts. There are also great offers on second hand bicycles. Find out when the Bike Doctor is on your campus.


Students should not bring a car to Oxford as there are no car parking spaces available on Campus or at halls, unless specific arrangements have been made (for example, PGCE students at Harcourt Hill Campus).

If you will be living in halls of residence and you plan to arrive by car, please follow the instructions you will be sent by our Accommodation Bureau. We will have arrival slots for different halls and you will be sent your arrival slot nearer the time. There will be parking available for a limited period while students move in.

During semester time, there is no parking on the Headington Campus unless specific arrangements have been agreed prior to arriving.

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Sustainable travel

The University is committed to delivering sustainable travel for its students, staff and wider community. More sustainable travel options can be found on the University’s travel webpages.

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