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, 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. 

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. 

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

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)