• Free parking and “5 for 2” offer

    Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council are offering FREE parking at Oxford’s Park&Ride sites from 5th until 27th December. Plus, we have a great group offer to grab on the luxurious and clean park&ride buses.

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  • Special shuttle - Oxford Brookes University to Oxford Rail Station

    On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December, we will be operating a special shuttle between Oxford Brookes University and Oxford Rail Station to support students travelling home for Christmas.

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  • Gloucester Green travel shop reopening

    From Thursday 3rd December 2020, your Gloucester Green travel shop will be reopening!

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  • Service changes - BROOKESbus

    From Sunday 6th December 2020, your BROOKESbus services will be operating to vacation timetables.

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  • NHS Test and Trace

    When travelling by bus, it’s recommended that you download and use the official NHS COVID-19 App to protect yourself and those you love.

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  • Sustainability report

    Our annual sustainability report has now been published, highlighting our commitment to our people, passengers and the community.

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  • ‘Brand the Bus!’ competition is now live!

    You have until the 29th November to create a short video or PDF to tell us why your favourite charity or good cause should win.

    Enter the competition
  • We’re getting even greener!

    We have further increased the volume of ultra-low emission buses in our and Thames Travel’s fleets, thanks to a £2M investment in green technology!

    Read the full press release
  • Freeflow is here!

    Freeflow is a new convenient way to pay for your bus travel using contactless payment.

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  • How busy is your bus?

    Want to travel on the quiet buses? Check predicted bus capacities before you go!

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  • On-bus key top-ups

    From Sunday 21st June until further notice, on-bus key top-ups for new products will be available to be purchased directly from your driver.

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  • Wear face coverings

    Following the government advice, from 15th June, wearing face coverings (e.g. mask, bandana or scarf) is mandatory when using public transport.

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Top-up your key

Topping-up your key smartcard online is easy to do and hassle free! Visit the Oxford Key website now to sign up or top-up your key!

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Bus Kids

Looking for fun and exciting things to do with kids during lockdown? We’ve put together a few activities for little ones to enjoy! There are prizes to be won too!

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The key during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still top up your key card online as normal. On-bus key top ups are also available for all 1 week, 4 weeks, 12 trips and any 5 days products until further notice.

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key benefits

key benefits offers smartcard holders great discounts at various locations in Oxford. Benefits are available at a number of cafés, shops, restaurants & theatres.

key benefits


If you already have a BROOKESkey you can top up online now. We have a number of exclusive offers on local and coach services for all BROOKESkey holders.

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AUTOpay is the hassle free way of keeping your 'key' smartcard topped via monthly payments. Ideal for regular passengers on our city or park&ride services.

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