Oxford Bus Company operates a comprehensive network of services in the city, as well as express coach services to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. They also operate the BROOKESbus service in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, and the popular Park&Ride service, which connects four car parks to the Oxford city centre.
In 2017, Oxford Bus Company was awarded the UK Coach Awards Gold Award for ‘Making Coaches a Better Choice’ and Bronze for ‘Top Express Operation’. In 2019, they also won the UK Large Bus Operator of the Year at the Route One Awards, and more recently in 2022, they scooped first place in the Outstanding Customer Experience category at the Route One Awards.
Its sister companies are Thames Travel, Carousel Buses and City Sightseeing Oxford.
Thames Travel is based in Didcot, Oxfordshire. The Company started in 1998 with a fleet of four vehicles and has gone from strength to strength, expanding to its position as the third largest bus operator in Oxfordshire.
Carousel Buses operate around 45 buses in and around Buckinghamshire radiating from High Wycombe, where their depot is located. Their buses serve a number of locations including Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Amersham, Chesham, Slough, Uxbridge and Heathrow Airport.
City Sightseeing Oxford operate hop on and hop off bus tours in Oxford where you can explore Oxford in one of the double-decker buses with 20 stops around the city including Christ Church College, Sheldonian Theatre, Queen’s College, Martyr’s Memorial and Trinity College. They also operate a range of fantastic walking tours to compliment your Oxford experience.