• the airline: increase of service levels

    From Sunday 19th July 2020, we will be operating again to Gatwick Airport and we will also be increasing the number of journeys we operate.

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  • Further increase of service levels

    From Monday 29th June 2020, we further increased our city5 and city8/9 service levels.

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  • 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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  • city250 operator changes after 4th July 2020

    After Saturday 4th July 2020, Oxford Bus Company will stop operating your city250 service.

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  • "Brand the Bus!" double-decker launching

    The "Brand the Bus!" double-decker is here! The eye-catching bus, wrapped in Home-Start Oxfordshire branding, has now hit the streets and will be used across various City services.

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  • Increase of service levels

    From Monday 1st June 2020, our bus service levels increased.

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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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