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Oxford SmartZone announces fare changes

15 Jan 2019


  • SmartZone any 5-day, 1-week and 12-trip bundles have been frozen for the third consecutive year
  • Inflation increases only applicable to 4 and 13 week and annual tickets from the 27th January 2019

Today, Oxford SmartZone announces that fares for its weekly tickets, popular any 5-day and 12-trip bundles have been frozen for 2019. This marks the third consecutive year that these fares haven’t increased.

The SmartZone bus companies, comprising of Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach and Thames Travel, have confirmed only fares for the 4, 13 and 52 week tickets will see inflationary increases.

The changes are:

  • a £2 increase for adult 4-week passes (50p a week)
  • a £5 increase for adult 13-week passes (38p a week)
  • a £26 increase for an adult annual season ticket (50p a week)

Ticket prices for 18 and under SmartZone 4 week, 13week and annual tickets will also increase by £1.50, £3.75 and £19.50.

In a joint statement, Oxford SmartZone operators, said: “We’re delighted to announce we’re freezing the majority of our fares for a third consecutive year and continue to deliver our passengers with a great service at an affordable price.

“Despite having to increase a small number of fares to sit in line with inflation we’re confident that they remain extremely good value for money across the board. We want to ensure bus travel continues to be the most cost-effective way to travel in Oxfordshire and believe these changes continue to offer that.”

Oxford SmartZone is a scheme involving Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach and Thames Travel offering multi-operator ticketing on bus routes operating mainly in the Oxford City area.

 View the full list of SmartZone fares from Sunday 27th January.

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