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x5 905 service

X5 and 905 Routes

Travel between Oxford and Cambridge on our x5 and 905 routes!

Our x5 route operates between Oxford and Bedford and connects to the 905 route which operates between Bedford and Cambridge. Connections can be made at Bedford Bus Station and passengers can buy a transfer ticket which allows them to change between the two services without paying twice.


Latest Updates:

Following talks with the local authorities and in response to national lockdown travel restrictions; we will be making some temporary timetable changes to our x5 and 905 routes from Sunday 24th January 2021. X5 and 905 services will be reduced, operating hourly from Cambridge to Milton Keynes only and services between Milton Keynes and Oxford will be withdrawn.

These temporary timetables will operate until further notice.

Timetable change information



Route Information:


x5 full stops

x5 timetable from 24th Jan

x5 timetable


The 905 route was launched on 30th August 2020 in conjunction with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and provides direct links for students travelling to Cambridge Regional College and commuters travelling to the Cambridge Science Park:

x5 stops

  •  Double deck buses operate on this route so bikes must be folded, bagged and kept with you at all times.
  • The route will initially operate within the Science Park on a hail and ride basis until permanent stops can be located. Those wishing to board must clearly indicate this to the driver in a safe place and those wanting to leave the bus must ring the bell in plenty of time. 
  • The 905 runs every 30 minutes Monday-Sunday. Cambridge Regional College and Cambridge Science Park are only served Monday-Friday until 19:00.

905 timetable from 24th Jan

905 timetable