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Oxford SmartZone - get around Oxford with just one ticket

Oxford SmartZone makes it really easy to get around Oxford with just one ticket.

It gives you unlimited travel on Stagecoach, Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and arriva buses in the Oxford SmartZone. Hop on the bus that turns up first!

As of Sunday 30th January 2022, Passengers with an appropriate SmartZone ticket can now travel on Arriva’s routes 280 and X8 between Oxford and Asda Wheatley. Tickets accepted on Arriva’s services 280 and X8 will need to be loaded onto the StagecoachSmart card or Oxford Key smartcard. The supported tickets will include one week, four weeks, 13 weeks, any-5-day, 12 trip or annual tickets. 

Why you’ll love Oxford SmartZone

You’ll find that your Oxford SmartZone ticket is:

  • convenient – use it on Stagecoach, Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel buses
  • flexible – choose how long you want it for eg 1 day, 1 week, 4 weeks, 13 weeks or a year
  • great for regular travel – get unlimited travel anywhere in the SmartZone
  • ideal for commuters – add Oxford SmartZone to your megarider ticket for a third of the cost

Save money - add Oxford SmartZone to your megarider ticket

Add your SmartZone to your megarider ticket for a third of the cost of a standard SmartZone.

This is ideal if you’re commuting from outside Oxford. In addition to Stagecoach buses, you can use Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel services when you arrive in Oxford.

Add your SmartZone to a:

  • megarider Gold – for travel into Oxford from outside the city
  • megarider Plus – for travel into Oxford from Eynsham or Abingdon


How to buy and use a SmartZone ticket

If you only want to travel for a day, simply board a Stagecoach bus and ask for an Oxford day ticket. You can use an Oxford day ticket for travel across the SmartZone network.

You can buy your SmartZone ticket online and it will be loaded onto a smart card. Most Oxford SmartZone tickets become valid when you first use them.

Please allow at least 48 hours before trying to use your ticket. You’ll need to wait 72 hours on routes S3, S5 and S9.

For megarider and annual Oxford SmartZone tickets, you will be asked to select a start date when you buy your ticket.

If you don't have a StagecoachSmart card , we'll send you one with your first order – this will take up to five days. If you have selected a start date, your card will not be valid until that date, even if it arrives earlier.

How much it costs

View a full table of our current SmartZone prices here.

Alternatively, choose when and where you want to travel and we'll tell you how much it costs and where you can travel.

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Travelling around Oxford has just got easier thanks to our Stagecoach Bus App!

Our mobile app has all you need in one place - journey planning and live bus information in real time. Now it’s even easier to find your nearest bus stop and plan your journey using your phone. You can download our App for free from - 

download app store

download google play

Get more information on our app and how you can use it here.