University student cycling across Oxford
Biking down Turl Street
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While most students walk or cycle while in Oxford, you can take advantage of a range of discounted bus services providing quick travel around the city as well as regular connections to London and major airports. 


Cycling is a very popular way of getting around Oxford. Be aware that bike theft occurs regularly. You can register your bike for free with the University Cycle Registration Scheme. Doing so will help the police to get your bike back to you if it is stolen. 

Bicycles, electric bikes and e-scooters can be hired in Oxford. For more information visit Bainton Bikes, Brompton Bike Hire and Voi Scooters.


The two main bus companies in Oxford are Stagecoach and the Oxford Bus Company. You can find the times of your next bus by using Mobile Oxford. Mobile Oxford provides travel information from across the University and city to your mobile phone.

The University offers an up to 10% (off the standard price) Discounted Bus Pass Scheme covering 13 or 52 week season tickets from the Oxford Bus Company (including Thames Travel) and Stagecoach Oxford Tube. Bus passes can be ordered online from the Estates Services Travel website, by clicking on the price links in the table and completing the online form. Orders will be acknowledged with an email containing a link to the Oxford University payment store to submit your payment in full. Your bus pass will be sent to the Oxford University Students Union, 2 Worcester Street, OX1 2BX, for collection. You will need to present your University card to the receptionist at point of collection.

Oxford Tube: A student discount is available on fares with a valid student card.

A student discount is available on National Express coaches.

Science Transit Shuttle: a frequent express minibus service connecting the Science Area with Old Road Campus in Headington and Harwell Campus near Didcot. For more information visit the Science Transit Shuttle website.


Railcards which give one third off ticket prices are available to 16-25 year olds, and full-time students over the age of 25.

Students can also use the 16-25 Railcard (even if you're over 25, provided that you're still a full-time student) for discounts on London travel, including using the London Underground.

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