Bicester Village is home to over 130 desinger shopping outlets including big brands such as Gucci, Boss, Versace, Prada to name but a few, with many offering discounts of up to 60% on high street prices. For this reason it has become a big tourist attraction in Oxfordshire and many people make the trip from London just to visit the outlet. Some tourists are confused by the spelling and frequently search for Bista Village or Bister Village rather than the correct spelling of Bicester Village derived from the nearest town, Bicester.
Stagecoach, a national bus comany, offer two bus services, the S5 and X5 between Oxford and Bicester Village. The services are very regular and depart approximately every 30 minutes from bay 11 at Oxford's main bus station (Gloucester Green). The first X5 bus runs at 7.00 am Monday to Saturday and at 8.00 am on Sundays and public holidays. The last bus leaves at 22.30. The final destination of the X5 bus is Cambridge so make sure you get off at the first stop in Bicester, called "King's End bus stop", approximately 30 minutes from Oxford (ask the driver if you need help) and a short walk to Bicester Village shopping centre. You can book a return fare for just 5.20 GBP for an adult or 3.60 GBP for a child. To see a timetable for buses between Gloucester Green bus station and Bicester village click the following link: Bicester Village X5 bus timetable. or Bicester Village S5 bus timetable.
Trains to Bicester Village (Bicester Village Station) are due to start running from Oxford in December 2016. They are already running from Oxford Parkway station (a new station on the A34 north of Oxford) and also in the other direction from London Marylebone. From Bicester Village station you either need to take a taxi the 5 minute drive to Bicester Village, take the S5 bus service from the end of the road leading to the station or walk (approximately 25 minutes) or take the Bicester Village shuttle bus whcih costs 4.50 GBP for a day return.
PLEASE NOTE THE TRAIN IS NOT RUNNING UNTIL DECEMBER 2016 DUE TO WORK ON THE RAILWAY LINE AND A TEMPORARY BUS SERVICE IS IN PLACE
You can book tickets to Bicester Village and other locations if you wish to come from London or Oxford Parkway by using the button below:
Why not make a weekend of your shopping trip? There are some fantastic hotels in Oxford who can offer chauffeur driven car transfer to Bicester Village and even further discounts on prices with VIP cards. Why not splash out on the Old Parsonage hotel, one of the best in Oxford - click here to book and more details:
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