Oxford is served by two bus companies (Oxford Bus Company – which operates the BROOKESbus routes – and Stagecoach).
The BROOKESbus network links all the main University sites to Oxford city centre and the train station. In particular, the U1 bus links Headington Campus with the city centre every 10 minutes.
Please see the BROOKESbus website for information on routes, timetables and fares.
Oxford Bus Company
Oxford Bus Company operates many services in and around Oxford:
Please see the Oxford Bus Company website for more information on services, routes, timetables and fares.
Routes 8, 9 and 400 in particular link Headington Campus with the city centre every 5-10 minutes.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire also operates many services in and around Oxford, including the Oxford Tube between Oxford and London (with stops in the city centre and just outside OBU).
Please see the Stagecoach website for more information on services, routes, timetables and fares.
Only traditional black cabs (although nowadays they also come in different colours) can be hailed directly in the street (check the light on the roof for availability): a typical fare from the train station or city centre to OBU is around £8-10 depending on traffic.
Alternatively, although there is no Uber or Lyft in Oxford, there are similar other companies and you can book taxis (ASAP or in advance) via phone, online or using the various companies’ apps. Here below are reliable services. For most trips within Oxford’s central area and to Headington Campus the minimum flat fare of £5 will suffice (and surely never more than £10 within the city limits).
001 Taxis – Tel. 01865 240 000
A1 Cars – Tel. 01865 248 000
Royal Cars – Tel. 01865 777 333
Botley Taxis – Tel. 01865 423 264 (airport transfers and private hire)
ABC Taxi – Tel. 01865 24 24 24