BROOKESbus fares

BROOKESbus is a public service open to everyone!

The BROOKESkey, exclusively available to Oxford Brookes University students and staff, allows access to discounted travel products on our local services. Previously the BROOKESkey was offered on a physical 'smart card', however, it is now exclusively issued on the Oxford Bus app.

Click here to apply for the BROOKESkey.

Click here to top up your existing BROOKESkey card.

From the academic year 2020/2021, all BROOKESkey applications will now be fulfilled via our app. Please do not download the app from the App Store or Google Play until your application has been processed - you will be sent details of what to do by email. This will make the application process more efficient, simpler to use and allow you to store your BROOKESkey pass on your phone for easy access.

Applications incur a charge of £8 and the app also contains many other great features such as journey planning, live bus tracking, and tickets for other services such as coaches to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

The below offers are restricted to Brookes University students and staff - you must carry your student/staff ID with you at all times when travelling.

Multi-trip options

12 Single Journeys - cityzone. 

£12

12 single journeys on Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel local buses within cityzone. Includes BROOKESbus and NU night services. Use your Oxford Brookes email address in the app and the discount will be applied at checkout.

12 Single Journeys - cityzone & South Oxfordshire zone. 

£19

Includes journeys on any Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel local buses within cityzone & South Oxfordshire zone. Includes BROOKESbus and NU night services. Use your Oxford Brookes email address in the app and the discount will be applied at checkout.

the airline coaches

Oxford to Heathrow Airport. 

Period return on the airline coach service from Oxford to Heathrow Airport. £21 period return, valid for up to 1 month. Use your Oxford Brookes email address in the app and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Oxford to Gatwick Airport. 

A period return on the airline coach service from Oxford to Gatwick Airport. £29 period return, valid for up to 1 month. Use your Oxford Brookes email address in the app and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Time-based options 

In addition to the above offers, the below time-based passes are for unlimited travel on our BROOKESbus services. The BROOKESbus is a public service with tailored travel routes to help Oxford Brookes University students and staff.

Inclusive travel pass: Some Oxford Brookes University students are eligible for free travel on the BROOKESbus. To find out more, check with transport@brookes.ac.uk. Please note: Depending on individual circumstances, students may not be eligible for the Inclusive Travel Pass for the full duration of their course.

Academic annual 

01/09/2021 - 31/08/2022

£245

Calendar annual

01/01/2022 - 31/12/2022

£245

Semester one

01/09/2021 - 31/12/2021

£110

Semester two

01/01/2022 - 30/06/2022

£165

Summer pass

01/07/2022 - 31/08/2022

£40

Time-based options include unlimited travel on the BROOKESbusU1 and BROOKESbusU5 services.
It also includes travel on the NU night services (NU1 and NU5) for just £1 a journey.

Buy on the bus

In addition to the BROOKESkey offers, Oxford Brookes staff and students can show their valid University ID card to buy a single discounted travel fare on Oxford Bus Company or Thames Travel services within cityzone.

Single journey (one way) for £1.20 

A single (one way) ticket on any Oxford Bus Company or Thames Travel local bus services (coaches excluded) within the cityzone. Simply show your valid Oxford Brookes photo ID card to the driver to pay the discounted fare price.