Revised timetables in operation further revisions outlined below:
Temporary timetables were introduced for all of our services in March following government guidelines advising against unnecessary travel and social contact.
Since then, we have gradually increased the frequency of our services to restore them to pre-Covid timetables where possible.
The current timetables can be viewed under the associated depot tabs at the bottom of this page.
This page was last updated at 14:10 on 22/09/2020
Changes to services in Banbury from Monday 12th October:
In partnership with Oxfordshire County Council we are making a number of improvements to services across Banbury from Monday 12th October. The changes to the network will:
- better serve new housing developments
- provide improved services to the main employment sites in Banbury
- create new cross town links
- deliver better coordinating of departures in Banbury town centre to make interchange as easy as possible with day tickets available from the driver or app
Whilst the changes provide additional links and journeys, due to the extent of the changes we recommend passengers plan journeys in advance:
- view the timetables online
- use the journey planner on the App
- or call/ email our customer services teams
In summary departures from Banbury Bridge Street will be as follows:
On the hour and every 30 minutes past:
B3 to Longford Park
B5 to Bretch Hill
B9 to Banbury Gateway Shopping Park
B9 to Hardwick
Every 15 and 45 minutes past the hour:
B3 to Hardwick Hill
B5 to Bretch Hill
B9 to Hardwick
Headline changes for the 12th October by route are:
B3: Longford Park to Hardwick Hill
Route extended across the town centre to Hardwick Hill, new timetable to provide a half hourly Monday to Saturday north - south link. View B3 timetable from Monday 12th October.
B4: Banbury to Hardwick Hill
Replaced by the extended B3 route. Much improved frequency and new Saturday service, with a revised route in Hardwick Hill. View B3 timetable from Monday 12th October.
B5: rerouted via Bretch Hill, Stratford Road, Warwick Road and Ferndale Road to better serve the new Bretch Hill North development. Five new stops will be served along this route within close vicinity to Appleby Close, Berkeley Close, North Oxfordshire Academy, Powy's Close and Ferndale Road. Buses will no longer run via Hastings Road. Services will run every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 20 minutes Sunday daytimes. View B5 timetable from Monday 12th October.
B6: replaced by extended B9 route on some journeys (see B9).
B9: Hardwick to Banbury town centre
Hardwick to Banbury town centre frequency remains every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday, new timetable with an improved evening frequency of every 30 minutes. Last bus from Bridge Street will now leave at 2315 Monday – Saturday. Sunday remains hourly running to a new timetable.
B9: Hardwick to Wildmere Industrial Estate and Banbury Gateway Shopping Park
The B9 will also extend across the town centre to Banbury Gateway Shopping Park via Middleton Road, Ermont Way and Wildmere Road to provide an east - west link every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly Sundays. For those customers who need to connect to Banbury Gateway Shopping Park and Wildmere Industrial Estate earlier in the morning there are some early morning trips on the 500 Monday to Saturday. View B9 timetable from Monday 12th October.
S4: Banbury to Oxford
Small change with the last three Monday to Friday journeys from Oxford retimed to match Saturday. View S4 timetable from Monday 12th October.
500: Banbury to Brackley
Two evening trips will run via Horton Hospital Monday to Saturday for hospital staff and visitors (route description: bus station - Bridge Street, George Street, Broad Street, Marlborough Street, Calthorpe Street, South Bar Street and Oxford Road to the Horton, then back via Hightown Road, Upper Windsor Street, Windsor Street, Cherwell Street and Bridge Street to bus station before normal route to Brackley).
Times at Farthinghoe towards Banbury will change to improve with reliability of the service, with buses leaving slightly earlier. Trips on the B9 will replace most of the early morning weekend diversions via Banbury Gateway Shopping Park. View 500 timetable from Monday 12th October
Our customer service team are available to help you by email ([email protected]), through social media ( Twitter: @stagecoach_ox and Facebook: /StagecoachInOxfordshire), or by phone (01865 772250) between:
- 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday
- Closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
We understand that leaving an item on a vehicle can be distressing and we will do what we can to support you to be reunited with your belongings.
However, due to the current social distancing and travel restrictions in place for COVID-19 we are trying to limit the number people arriving in our depots.
Please find details below for our temporary changes to our lost property process which will be in place until further notice:
- Perishable items will immediately be placed in the bin and will not be returned
- Phones and Wallets and other items will be booked in and locked away for at least 72 hours to limit the number of people touching these items. Please email [email protected] in the first instance to find out if we have your item and we can advise you further on an individual basis.
- PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AT THE DEPOT TO COLLECT OR ENQUIRE ABOUT AN ITEM WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT