Bus and Coach Services in Oxford

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

    Travel to campus  

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


    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 U1 BROOKESbus service will stop at the Headington, Harcourt and Wheatley campuses as well as Oxford city centre, train station and outside the Thornhill and Seacourt park and rides.

    The U5 BROOKESbus service will stop at the Headington and Marston campuses, Oxford Halls of Residences and Oxford city centre.

    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.

    Full details about how the changes might affect you

    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.

    Oxford Bus Company


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