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 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, Phulhams 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.
Pulhams has been serving the Cotswolds community for over 140 years, providing more than twenty crucial bus routes within Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, plus demand responsive transport services and school, college, and corporate coach travel.
City Sightseeing Oxford operate an award-winning open-top hop-on hop-off bus tour that takes you to all the main sights in the city, including Christ Church College, Sheldonian Theatre, Martyr’s Memorial, and Trinity College. They also operate a variety of fantastic walking tours to compliment your Oxford experience.