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. 

Oxford Bus Company has produced a map which is available to view online and provides a full overview of their bus services. If you want to track their  buses you can do this via Oxford Bus Company’s app, so you will always know when your bus is due to arrive

 Further travel information by campus can be accessed here


Operated by Oxford Bus Company, the BROOKESbus is a public bus service available to all, with routes tailored for University students and staff. The services operate between all of our Oxford campuses and halls of residence, as well as calling at Oxford train station and the Thornhill and Seacourt Park & 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 residence, Headington Campus, John Radcliffe Hospital (Monday to Friday daytime).
  • The evening and weekend U5 BROOKESbus service will run along the Cowley Road and include stops at the Headington and Marston campuses, Oxford halls of residence and Oxford city centre. In response to feedback, for the 2023-24 academic year the service will operate along the Cowley Road from earlier in the evening on weekdays.

We are delighted to announce that all of our BROOKESbuses will be replaced by electric vehicles in the 2023-24 academic year. They will be Oxford’s first electric buses and will support both the University and the city in its ambitious net zero goals. Read more on our newspages.

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. 

Closure of Botley Road from April to October 2023

As part of Network Rail’s ongoing redevelopment of Oxford Station, it has been announced that the first stage of the delayed partial closure of Botley Road will take place from April.

The closure of the road, at the railway bridge between Cripley Road and Frideswide Square, will take place between 11 April and October 2023. It was also announced by Oxfordshire County Council that a second Botley Road road closure is anticipated to take place from March to October 2024.

The 400 BROOKESbus U1 service, which travels along the Botley Road as part of its route between Harcourt Hill/Seacourt Park & Ride, the city centre, and Thornhill Park & Ride/Wheatley Campus, will continue to operate throughout the road closure. During this period, the bus service will be split into two, operating either side of the railway bridge. Meaning, passengers wishing to travel beyond the train station in either direction will need to disembark and board a bus on the other side of the railway bridge.

Oxford Bus Company have published this dedicated webpage to provide you all the information you will require throughout the closure and points of contact should you need to discuss this further.

Network rail have produced this short video to help advise people of the different travel options over the closure. 

Accessible transport - The Botley Road Flyer

Network Rail are providing free accessible transport, now known as ‘The Botley Road Flyer’. It is operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between Botley Road and the city centre.

Operating between 10am and 2pm, the hourly service collects from West Oxford Community Centre and the Seacourt Bridge in Botley. It currently drops off outside the health centre in Jericho on Walton Street and next to the Westgate Centre on New Road. The pick-up times are as follows:

  • West Oxford Community Centre – 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm
  • The Seacourt Bridge – 10.10am, 11.10am, 12,10pm and 1.10pm

Please note you do not need to book a seat although wheelchair spaces need to be requested in advance. To book a wheelchair space please either contact or call 01865 768329.

Oxford park and rides

Passengers can continue to buy a combined ticket at a reduced price which covers both parking and return bus travel at a rate of £4 for a car with only one adult, or £5 for a car and two adults. This offer is available until September 2023 with further information available on the County Council's website   

Drivers are encouraged to purchase a combined ticket through the RingGo parking app, or at one of the onsite ticket machines. This will cover you for your parking and bus travel thereby meaning you don’t need to pay again on the bus. 

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


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