18 and under bus tickets in Oxfordshire

Student and young persons bus passes for Oxfordshire

Travelling to and from college, visiting friends, going to work or making your way home after an evening out in the city, whatever the reason for your journey, Stagecoach offers a wide choice of ticket options for passengers 18 and under.

Don't worry about change for the bus - pay at the start of the week, month, term or year and never have to think about looking for cash again. No more walking home from campus in the rain, no more expensive taxis.

Alternatively, for those one off trips, tap and go with contactless. 

Find the right ticket for you and enjoy the freedom of travel.


Step 1 - Define your travel zone

To help you decide what ticket suits you best, choose the area you want to travel in:


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 Zone Map


 Oxford (Stagecoach buses only)  megarider map  Oxford megarider
 Oxford (Stagecoach, Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel buses)  SmartZone map  Oxford SmartZone
 Oxford and surroundings

megarider Plus map

megarider Gold map

 Oxford megarider Plus or Oxfordshire megarider Gold
 Banbury only  Banbury megarider map  Banbury megarider
 Banbury and surroundings

Banbury megarider Plus map

megarider Gold map

 Banbury megarider Plus or Oxfordshire megarider Gold
 Bicester area and to get to Oxford (not valid for travel in Oxford)  Bicester megarider map  Bicester megarider
 Travel wholly outside of Oxford/Banbury  Services this ticket covers  Oxfordshire megarider Country


Step 2 - Choose your ticket duration

 Your second step is to decide how long you need your ticket to last. Our 18 & under range is available in durations of 4, 13 and 52 week tickets. Oxford megarider and Oxford SmartZone one week passes are also available.


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Ticket type

4 week
(valid for 4 weeks from chosen start date)

13 week/term 

(term 3 dates from 03/01/20 until 03/04/20)

52 week
(valid for 52 weeks from chosen start date)

Oxford megarider £37.50 £100.00 £350.00
Oxford SmartZone £42.25 £114.75 £423.75
Oxford megarider Plus £50.00 £145.00 £499.00
Banbury megarider £31.00 £100.00 £305.00
Banbury megarider Plus £50.00 £163.00 £500.00
Bicester megarider £78.00 £233.00 £800.00
Oxfordshire megarider Gold £77.00 £230.00 £750.00
Oxfordshire megarider Country £51.00 £145.00 £449.00

Buy 4 week tickets

Buy 13 week tickets Buy 52 week tickets


 Prices correct as at March 2019.

Travelling to London?

Student fares are available across a range of Oxford Tube tickets for 16 to 26 year olds. Students of any age must show a valid NUS, ISIC or officially university photo ID.

Find out more about Oxford Tube service.


How can I buy my student ticket/pass?

Tickets can be purchased online and posted to your home address for you to affix the required passport sized photo to the ticket card before it is sealed.

Alternatively, tickets can be ordered through customer services by calling 01865 77 22 50.

The exception to the above is the Oxford SmartZone ticket, this can only be purchased online for a smart card.


How much does a student ticket/pass cost?

Ticket prices vary depending on ticket type and duration. Prices for each ticket variation are shown above.


What happens if I lose my student bus pass?

Term and annual passes can replaced at a cost of £25. Only one replacement may be issued within a 52 week period. Replacements are issued by our customer services team.

Can I cancel my student bus pass?

Student bus passes can be cancelled. Refunds are calculated, not be how much time is left, but by subtracting the cost of travel undertaken from the original cost of the pass. The cost of travel itself is calculated by adding together the cost of the shorter duration passes that would have been purchased had the original pass not been purchased.  Refunds are arranged by our customers services team.