Travel

Getting to Oxford Brookes University

Travel information

Oxford benefits from fantastic public transport networks, increasing sustainability and lowering traffic congestion and pollution.

To find out how to get to Oxford Brookes University, visit our campus directions, maps and public transport pages. 

For local travel, we encourage the use of sustainable travel and public transport options like the BROOKESbus network.

Latest travel updates

  • From Sunday 4 September 2022, route changes came into effect for the BROOKESbus service. The U1 service has merged with the 400 Park and Ride service to become the 400 (BROOKESbus U1). The existing U5 service will continue to operate on weekday evenings and weekends. During the day on weekdays, the 100 (BROOKESbus U5) service is now operating with a new route which no longer serves the Cowley Road or city centre but directly serves the John Radcliffe Hospital and Blackbird Leys. Further details including maps and timetables on the new routes can be found on the Oxford Bus Company (OBC) BROOKESbus webpages.
  • Ahead of the 12 month closure of a section of the Botley Road from January 2023, OBC has set out how this will impact on its services. The 400 BROOKESbus U1 route will be split into two, operating either side of the train station from 8 January 2023. Details of this and additional buses being introduced in response to increased journey times can be found on the OBC website.

Oxfordshire County Council's up-to-date traffic information will have details on any road works or disruptions that may impact your journey. 

Parking

Please be aware that parking is very restricted in the city and on our campuses, and we strongly advise you not to travel by car unless absolutely necessary.

Oxford Brookes University operates a virtual permit system, linked to vehicle registration. Permits are required for vehicles parking during peak hours (07:00-16:30, Monday to Friday), alongside permit holder daily parking tariff charges.

During peak hours, visitors enquiring about parking on campus will need a parking space pre-booked by a member of the department they are meeting.

Contact us

Central Administration Team
Estates & Campus Services
transport@brookes.ac.uk