Bus Travel

  • BrookesKey

    The ' BROOKESKey' is a smart card travel pass that only Oxford Brookes University students and staff can apply for.  

    The card is free and offers discounted travels including £ 1 single journey on most local buses operating in Oxford City Zone, as well as £ 10 return journey on certain coaches operating between Oxford and London. 

    BROOKESbus service 

    The BROOKESbus is a network provided through a partnership between Oxford Brookes University and Oxford Bus Company and links all the main University sites, including Halls of Residence.

    Click here for the BROOKESbus timetable

    BROOKESkey - inclusive travel product

    Some students are eligible for free travel on the BROOKESbuses (inclusive travel pass). Click here to check  the inclusive travel pass eligibility criteria.

    If you are not eligible for the Brookes pass, you can still purchase an inclusive travel Pass and have it loaded onto your BROOKESKey. 

    How to apply online

    Students living in Halls will need their Hall address when applying online. If you have applied by Monday 08 January 2018, you will be able to collect your card during Induction Week (22-26 January) from the Transport Office (Lloyd Building - Ground Floor) on the Headington Campus.

    After enrolment, students who have applied with a non-Brookes email address will need to log into their BROOKESkey account and update their address contact (please use your Brookes email address). 

    If an online application is made after the 08th January deadline the BROOKESkey might arrive after induction week. Please apply on time to ensure that your card is ready for the start of teaching.

    Temporary Bus passes 

    All students who live in Halls will automatically receive a temporary bus pass when they pick up their room key.  This is to ensure that every student can use the bus service as soon as they arrive at their Hall. Students not living in Halls, are eligible for the Brookes bus pass, and need a temporary pass please visit the Transport Office - see opening times below. 

    For any queries about travelling around Oxford please visit the Transport Office (Lloyd Building - Ground floor) see opening times or email transport@brookes.ac.uk


    If you have any problems with your Bus Pass application please contact:

    • Email: brookesbus@oxfordbus.co.uk
    • Or call the Customer Services Department: +44 (0) 1865 785400