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National lockdown restrictions are in place across England until 2 December but bus services are running as normal. You should only travel for work, education or other permitted reasons. 

In South Wales, all of our timetables will go back to what we were running before the 'firebreak' lockdown. There will also be some timetable changes to a number of Aberdare services to improve connectivity. 

The new tier system is in operation across Scotland, but if you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local government guidance.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on our Coronavirus page.


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 and Thames Travel buses in the Oxford SmartZone. Hop on the bus that turns up first!


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


When you can use Oxford SmartZone

We've created single, coordinated timetables for the main routes to the city centre.

Download our timetables for:

To make it even easier, all Stagecoach and Oxford Bus Company buses have the same route number to the same destination, except to Blackbird Leys. All route numbers are shown on the Oxford SmartZone map.


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, S8, S9 and 34.

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 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.

Buy tickets online




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.