A smarter way to travel
The key is a rechargeable travel smartcard that can save you time, money and hassle on Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel services.
Here are a number of advantage to having a key smart card:
- You make big savings on daily or occasional travel.
- You can top-up online or in person at our Gloucester Green travel shop.
- There’s no need to carry cash - just touch and go!
- If you lose your key, we can block anyone else from using your travel and issue a replacement smartcard.
If you have a group wanting to use our services to travel, the most convenient way to order is in advance by e-mailing with your request to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then provide a quote, take payment and prepare your passes for collection.
Most of our bulk orders are fulfilled using our key smartcard, which offers 1, 4, 13, 52 week durations which can make up any number of weeks (eg. 2, 3, 5, 6 weeks and so forth). You can ask your group to register for cards to be posted out via our online website at oxfordkey.co.uk (with either their own UK address or the company postal address you'd like them sent to) or e-mail us with the list at email@example.com.
Single trips and day passes
We do also offer day passes in the form of scratchcards, as well as Heathrow and Gatwick airports single, day/next day returns and period returns by way of travel vouchers. You can order these online here or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beat the queues
Smartcards can take around ten minutes each to register and print, so we encourage groups of passengers, to apply through the aforementioned channels to avoid queuing at our travel shop.
Whilst you are still welcome to sign up to AUTOpay, this service will be ending on Saturday 27th August 2022.
AUTOpay is the hassle free way of keeping your 'key' smartcard topped via monthly payments.
How it works
AUTOpay is set up as a recurring monthly payment from your credit or debit card via a continuous authority payment.
You can check your next payment date at any time and if you no longer need the product, cancelling is simply a button click away.
You can currently top up cityzone and park&ride monthly passes with the AUTOpay system.
- park&ride per month with AUTOpay - £46 Adult
- cityzone per month with AUTOpay - £54 Adult / £40.40 18 and under
- Hassle free bus travel in Oxford. No need to top your key up at our travel shop or online every month.
- Your key is always ready! AUTOpay eliminates the wait for products to activate on your card.
- Get 29 days free every year. As you pay for a month, rather than 4 weeks, you get 29 days free over the period of a year.
Switching to AUTOpay is simple:
1) Log into your account at oxfordkey.co.uk
2) Once you have logged in, select 'Buy new travel products'.
3) On the next page select and purchase either a cityzone or park&ride 'Pay Monthly' product from the drop down menu.