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Oxford Tube announces new timetable and express service

18 Nov 2019

  • Introduction of 12 express journeys to Baker Street Monday to Friday, between Oxford and London in both directions
  • Significant increase in number of journeys - an extra 13,446 seats each week
  •  Up to every 8-minute frequency on Saturdays leaving Oxford
  • Coach operator confirmed fares will remain unchanged


The Oxford Tube has announced a significantly improved timetable with increased frequency and a brand new express service to Baker Street, from Monday 6th January 2020.

The changes will amount to an additional 13,446 seats between Oxford and London each week, while fares will remain the same.

Following changes to the access of London to Oxford coach services from the New Year, the Oxford Tube coach operator has reviewed its service and today announces the introduction of changes that will benefit its existing passengers, while offering new customers a reliable and accessible service into the capital, and back again.

Key changes to the timetable that will come into effect in January 2020, are:

  • 17% increase** in number of journeys each week
  • An extended 10-minute operating frequency Monday to Friday in peaks
  • Up to 8 minute frequency on Saturdays, compared to 12 minute previously
  • Up to 12 minute frequency on Sundays, compared to 15 minute previously
  • Introduction of 12 Express journeys in each direction (Monday to Friday) that will run as an Express between Thornhill Park and Ride and Baker Street, stopping only at the request of passengers at White City (in both directions)
  • Customers can use both routes on the same ticket so they can travel to Baker Street and return to Oxford from Marble Arch or Notting Hill Gate


The Oxford Tube service will continue to run 24 hours day with fares remaining unchanged.

Chris Coleman, Managing Director of the Oxford Tube said: "Following the recent changes to the availability of London to Oxford services we have recognised that frequency is a key priority for passengers looking to travel between the county and capital. This has been a significant factor in our considerations and has informed the changes we’ve made.

“We ‘re delighted to be able to provide our existing customers, and new ones, with more departure choices, increased frequency and a greater degree of flexibility. We provide great value for money for people wishing to travel to London and look forward to welcoming new passengers in the New as more people choose to travel with Oxford Tube."

Passengers can view the new timetable effective from Monday 6th January 2020 here

** â€‹Increase from 954 to 1,120 journeys