Oxford Bus Station - 5 minutes from City Centre

Oxford's Main Bus Station - Gloucester Green

National Express bus

Gloucester Green Bus Station is the main bus station in Oxford. It is a 5 minute walk from the city centre. All major bus companies including National Express, Megabus (Oxford Tube) and Stagecoach operate from Oxford Bus Station and buses leave from here to London, Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and other national destinations. National Express have a ticket and information office at Gloucester Green which is open Monday to Sunday 09.00 - 17.00. There are also some manned ticket stalls next to some of the stops for the most popular routes which are open until 17.00.

Outside these times you can buy a ticket from the bus driver, but be warned, most buses do not take credit cards and you are not guaranteed a seat. You can also buy a ticket by telephoning +44 8717 81 81 81 (open 24/7, 10p minute). An electronic ticket will be sent to your mobile phone by text message. For a guaranteed seat and the best prices we advise booking online in as far advance of travel as possible. There are many ways to save money on National Express coach fares, a 33% discount on bus fares is available to those over 60 with the National Express Senior Coach Card, if you are aged between 16 and 26 a young persons coach card can also save you 33% on coach fares and there is also a family coachcard.

Oxford Megabus bus

The bus service between London and Oxford is excellent and runs up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. Although the buses are branded as the 'Oxford Tube' they are operated by the parent company Stagecoach who also operate the 'Megabus' discount bus brand. The way to get the cheapest tickets is to book a seat with Megabus (use the Megabus button below). Return fares start from just just 1.50 GBP each way (including booking fee of 50p each way) if you book far enough in advance although you will actually travel on an Oxford Tube branded bus.

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Most other regular bus services from Oxford Gloucester Green bus station to all London airports, Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted and most other national destinations can be booked online on the National Express website.

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Oxford Local Bus Routes

The majority of local buses start in the City Centre, Gloucester Green Bus Station, George Street, Magdalen Street, Queen Steet and the High Street. There are two main bus companies operating in Oxford, Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach. All the bus companies in Oxford now work together and offer a single travel pass for all buses called the Oxford Smart Zone. For more details of how it works and where to buy it please download their Oxford Smart Zone Brochure.

Map of Oxford's Main Bus Routes

Oxford Bus Map

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Map of Central Oxford Bus Stops

Oxford Bus Stop Map

Bus Map and Timetable

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