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.
Train is the best and fastest way to get to Bicester Village from Oxford or London. Chiltern Railways operate a regular service from Oxford Station and London Marylebone to Bicester Village (Previously known as Bicester Town) approximately evey 30 minutes. Bicester Village station is directly connected to the Bicester Village shopping complex and it is just a short walk to the shops. If you book in advance, tickets are 2.70 GBP or 4.20 GBP if you just turn up at the station.
On the way to Bicester Village from Oxford the train stops at Oxford Parkway station. The 500 bus connects from this station to the nearby town of Woodstock which is next to the impressive Blenheim Palace estate and worth a quick detour if you have time.
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.
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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