• ‘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
  • BROOKESbusU5 revision

    From Monday 28th September, minor changes will be made to your BROOKESbusU5 timetable.

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  • Let's do it, one journey at a time

    We’ve made our buses safer, cleaner and greener - helping you to reconnect with the faces and the places you love.

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  • Timetable changes from 21st September 2020

    From Sunday 21st September 2020, changes will be made to your city35 timetable.

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  • 2020/2021 BROOKESbus Timetables

    The BROOKESbus semester and vacation timetables for 2020/2021 are now available to view online!

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  • School services

    See how your school services will operate from 3rd September 2020.

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  • Service changes

    From Sunday 30th August 2020, changes were made to your city services.

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  • the airline: service changes

    From Sunday 9th August 2020, we made slight adjustments to the airline timetables. The departure times at the terminals are not affected.

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  • 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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Latest Offers & News

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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