Travelling by Bus and Coach

Oxford Brookes University students and staff can take advantage of a range of transport discounts and offers. See:

Travel to campus

Oxford benefits from an extensive public transport network with some local services stopping near/ outside certain campuses. View the bus travel information for each campus.

BROOKESbus

Operated by Oxford Bus Company, the BROOKESbus is a public bus service, with routes tailored for University students, operating between all Oxford campuses and Halls of Residences, as well as calling at Oxford’s train station and outside the Thornhill and Seacourt park and rides.

  • The 400 (BROOKESbusU1) service will stop at Harcourt Hill, Seacourt Park&Ride, Oxford City Centre, Headington Campus, Thornhill Park&Ride, Wheatley Campus
  • The 100 (BROOKESbusU5) service will stop at Blackbird Leys, Templars Square, Hollow Way, Oxford Halls of Residences, Headington Campus, John Radcliffe Hospital (Monday to Friday daytime)
  • The evening and weekend U5 BROOKESbus service will stop at the Headington and Marston campuses, Oxford Halls of Residences and Oxford city centre.

Further details including maps and timetables on the new routes, which came into effect from 4 September 2022, can be found on the Oxford Bus Company BROOKESbus webpages. 

Changes to BROOKESbuses due to Botley Road closure

Ahead of the 12 month closure of a section of the Botley Road from next month, Oxford Bus Company (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.

BROOKESBus route changes - September 2022

For the academic year of 2022-23, there will be changes to the U1 and U5 BROOKESbus routes, provided by Oxford Bus Company.

There will be improved frequency on the BROOKESbus network and you will be able to enjoy travel on the local bus services such as the 400 services. The BROOKESbus will also stop directly at Thornhill and Seacourt Park and Rides and the John Radcliffe Hospital; reflecting recent feedback. The University will continue to listen to staff and student feedback.

Oxford park and rides

The city has a number of park and ride locations, situated around the Oxford Ring road operating regular services into the city centre, with the Thornhill and Seacourt park and ride's 400 service stopping at Headington Campus.

Local travel

Oxford benefits from an extensive bus travel network with Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach being the city's main local bus providers.

For travel from further afield, the majority of buses will stop at the Oxford Gloucester Green bus station. Located in the centre of Oxford (and near the Oxford train station), this bus station offers access to a wide range of local and connecting bus services, including services to London, Heathrow and Gatwick.

Never miss a bus

See when the next bus is due by visiting the NextBus or Oxontime websites.

The bus service operators also offer live travel information on their websites. A list of local operators, as well as links to their services, can be found below.

Useful links

Oxford Bus Company

Stagecoach

  • Oxford (use the 'Choose your location' link at the top of the page)
  • London
  • Megabus (coaches across the UK and Europe)