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One of the oldest universities in the world isn’t the only attractive thing about Oxford. The city that gave us 50 Nobel Prize winners is also home to stunning architecture including the Radcliffe Camera, Oxford Castle and the Bridge of Sighs. Whether you’re a student or just visiting for the day, you can make your way around Oxford for less with Stagecoach.


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Oxford bus pass tickets

Get around Oxford, Banbury, Bicester, Witney and more with our wide range of tickets.

There are hundreds of options if you’re visiting Oxford for the day. For unlimited journeys, just hop on the bus and buy a dayrider ticket. You can do this completely contactless on board or by in advance on the Stagecoach bus app. Our tickets cover areas from Banbury down to Wantage.

Need to pick and choose? Our SmartZone tickets cover both Stagecoach buses and some other services, depending on your zone. Travel for five days with us, the Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel services in Oxford. Simply order yourself a smart card online.

Week-long tickets are also available for areas including Carterton and Bicester, or you can upgrade to a 7-day SmartZone. You can buy these on the bus, with your smart card, or using our mobile ticketing app.

Staying for longer? Get the same great savings for up to four weeks with our 28-day megarider tickets. These are ideal for commuters or those on business trips. Alternatively, carry these discounts over with our recurring monthly tickets. Just set up a direct debit and cancel it whenever you like.

Concessionary discounts are available for those of State Pension age or with a disability. You may even qualify for free travel. All you need to do is ask your local council for a concessionary bus pass.


Popular Oxford routes

Travel from Bicester to Carterton with Stagecoach.


Travel from Oxford to Carterton and Witney

Travel on the S1 or S2 from Oxford to the popular towns of Witney and Carterton. The S1 leaves Oxford city centre, George Street, stop A3, approximately every 15 minutes and the S2 leavels hourly from Gloucester Green bus station.

Travel between Oxford & Banbury

You can get to Banbury easily on the number S4, which departs from Magdalen Street at 15 minutes past the hour. We've recently introduced a connection from the JR Hospital to Banbury too - the H4 departs twice a day Monday to Friday from stop J3.


Explore Bicester from Oxford

Head to Bicester for some luxury retail therapy at Bicester Village. You can get there on the number S5 from Magdalen Street, stop C4, every 15 minutes. In contrast, if you’re more of the outdoorsy type, visit Wantage, where you’ll find the famous Uffington White Horse. Head to Wantage for less on the number S9 from Oxford, St Aldate’s, stop H4, every half an hour from 15 minutes past.

Woodstock and Blenheim Palace by bus

Discover the delights of Blenheim Palace, the beautiful home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill followed by lunch or traditional afternoon tea in the characterful town of Woodstock. Our S3 and 7 services run frequently from Central Oxford.

Oxford bus station

While Oxford has a coach station to get to faraway destinations such as London airports, you’re better off travelling from the city centre. You’ll find most Stagecoach services leaving from Magdalen Street or the railway station if you’re coming from further afield.

Please aim to be at your bus stop 10 to 15 minutes before your bus is due to depart. For more information and live timetables, you can download the Stagecoach mobile app.


Travel in Oxford

As a hugely busy station, Oxford sees 8 million visitors passing through per year on their way to destinations such as London and Reading. This means the station can become very crowded, while peak tickets may be expensive. For unlimited journeys, try travelling by bus instead.

You can buy your ticket on the bus with contactless payment, or you can download the mobile app. We even offer smart cards for weekly travel. However long you’re staying, make sure you travel more cheaply with Stagecoach.