About Us

Oxford Bus Company operates a comprehensive network of services in the city, as well as express coach services to the airports. We also operate the BROOKESbus service in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, and the popular park&ride service which connects five car parks to the city centre.

Our Fleet and Green Credentials

Each year, we invest heavily in new vehicles for our fleet. Currently we have around 160 buses and coaches. All of our city and park&ride buses are easy access low floor models so that pushchair, pram and wheelchair users are welcome aboard. Our coaches have lifts which allow wheelchair access also. In addition, we have fitted controlled exhaust systems to our fleet which cut out a large proportion of harmful NOx emissions. The average age of our fleet is around five years - half of what government guidelines suggest. We are proud to run the lowest emission bus fleet of its size in the UK. 

Our local bus fleet consists of around 120 vehicles, over half of which are electric-hybrid buses. This makes us one of the greenest bus companies in the UK. Visit our Air Quality page to find out more about our green credentials.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Oxford Bus Company and Go-Ahead Group take a strong stance against illegal and unethical labour practices. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

Click here to view our Slavery and Human Trafficking statement (2192KB PDF).

Independent Passenger Surveys

The government passenger watchdog, Transport Focus, regularly conducts surveys on the bus industry. Click here to view the latest Transport Focus survey covering Oxfordshire.

Our Staff

We are also one of Oxford's largest employers with 600 staff and operate from a purpose-built site on Watlington Road, Cowley. You can view our current vacancies here.

Award Winning

Oxford Bus Company is regularly commended for its achievements in enhancing the customer experience, giving back to the community, and more. In 2017, we were awarded the UK Coach Awards Gold Award for 'Making Coaches a Better Choice' and Bronze for 'Top Express Operation'. Most recently, we have won the UK Large Bus Operator of the Year 2019 at the Route One Awards.

Corporate and Social Responsibility

Please see below our most recent Corporate and Social Responsibility Reports.  Our Financial Year runs from 1st July to 30th June annually. 

2019 Corporate and Social Responsibility Report (PDF, 674KB)

2018 Corporate and Social Responsibility Report (PDF, 563KB)

2017 Corporate and Social Responsibility Report (PDF, 3.5MB)


For information about our sister brands, please follow the links below.

City Sightseeing

Thames Travel


Go-Ahead Group

Oxford Bus Company is part of the Go-Ahead Group plc, one of the five major groups involved in running buses in the UK. The Go-Ahead philosophy is for each subsidiary company to run as an autonomous business in tune with the local market. In Oxford, this policy has enabled us to double the use of buses in the last ten years.