• In addition to the local bus travel discounts obtained via your Oxford Brookes University Photo ID,  students and staff can exclusively create a personal  Oxford Bus Company BROOKESkey account for discounted travel products on their services.

    Applications must be made online through Oxford Bus Company who will issue access for their BROOKESkey app so you can log in to your account.

  • BROOKESkey Offers

    The BROOKESkey account offers access to purchase discounted travel products on Oxford Bus Company services, including their city, park and ride, and BROOKESbus services and airline coaches

    In addition, some students are eligible for an extra Inclusive Travel Pass on their BROOKESkey account for free travel on the BROOKESbuses. 

    Further information is available below. 

  • BROOKESkey account applications are made online through the Oxford Bus Company and are restricted to Oxford Brookes University ID numbers and associated email addresses.

    Please use the same name details in your BROOKESkey application as your University application and your address should be your confirmed term time address. Students living in Halls of Residence booked through the University, should enter their confirmed Halls of Residence address.

    The Oxford Bus Company will process your application and you will receive a verification email to access their App and activate your BROOKESkey account. This will be sent to the same email address you used to make your application e.g.

    Please note: Due to a significant increase in applications at the start of semester, it may take longer for BROOKESkeys applications to be processed and accounts linked to a non-valid Oxford BROOKES University email address will be cancelled.

    If you have a query regarding your application or the process, please contact the Oxford Bus Company via

    All BROOKESkey products can be viewed on the BROOKESkey products webpage and are purchased online through your account. 

    To use the travel product, scan your BROOKESkey app or card when you board the relevant bus service.

    In addition to these great BROOKESkey offers, some students are also eligible for an extra Inclusive Travel Pass which allows them free travel on the BROOKESbus services.


    To be eligible for an Inclusive Travel Pass, students must be either: -

    1. Staying in an Oxford Brookes Halls of Residence (booked through the University); or 

    2. Studying either a full-time, Oxford Brookes University: -

    • Undergraduate course, or
    • PGCE course (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), or
    • MArch course (Masters in Architecture), or
    • MArchD course (Masters in Architecture Design)


    Please note: The Inclusive Travel Pass is only valid on BROOKESbus services only and last for one academic year (September to August). If you meet the eligibility criteria for the proceeding academic year, your BROOKESkey account will be updated with a new pass.

    A £1 supplementary fare will be required for NU1 and NU5 night services.

    As eligibility is linked to the individual student’s circumstances, some students may not be eligible for the full duration of their studies .


    Students on Placement:

    Students on placement would not be eligible for the Inclusive Travel Pass, unless they meet the eligibility criteria. 

    Travel costs to and from the placement are the responsibility of the student. Any concerns with a placement should be discussed with your course leader, however, Transport Services can advise on potential travel options.

    If you do have a concern with your BROOKESkey account, app or card, please contact the Oxford Bus Company BROOKESbus team.

    Lost, stolen or damaged BROOKESkeys cards can be replaced at an Oxford Bus Company travel shop, where you will need to take your valid Oxford BROOKES University Photo ID and a replacement charge fee will be applicable. 

    Separately, if you have lost your University Photo ID, please contact the University’s Student Central team.


    Conditions of Carriage apply to all BROOKESbus services that Oxford Bus Company (OBC) operates in partnership with Oxford Brookes University (OBU).

    Please see OBC’s website for their full terms and conditions:

    BROOKESbus: Your Conduct

    Oxford Brookes and Oxford Bus Company in partnership are keen to encourage people to experience and use public transport as an effective and pleasant means of travel; therefore we believe that bus customers should follow some basic rules for the benefit of all.

    Please consider others travelling and, if you do not follow these points, you may not be allowed to travel or, if you are already travelling, you may even be asked to leave the vehicle.

    For Oxford Brookes Students details will be given from OBC CCTV and BROOKESkey information, to OBU for further action if necessary.

    For more information please see the related document: Brookesbus Conditions of Carriage.