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.


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 extended to October 2024

Network Rail has announced that the current closure of part of the Botley Road into Oxford will continue until the project completes in autumn 2024. The original plan had been to reopen the road next month before a further six-month closure from March until October 2024. However delays to the project, which will improve the train network in Oxford, now mean that a section of the Botley Road will remain closed until October 2024. 

This impacts on the 400 U1 BROOKESbuses travelling between our Harcourt and Headington campuses, The bus service will continue to be split into two, operating either side of the railway bridge, until the project completes with further information available on the Oxford Bus Company website

Stagecoach has produced information on its website on how its services will be affected by the closure of Botley Road. The Oxfordshire County Council website also provides an overview of the how travel will be impacted by 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

Park and Ride offers a hassle free solution from the car to access campus. A deal which provides discounted parking and bus travel at Oxford’s park and rides has been extended to April 2024. A combined ticket, which covers both parking and return bus travel to the city centre, offers a reduced price of £4 for a car with one adult, or £5 for a car and two adults. Further information can be found on the Oxfordshire County Council 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)