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University student cycling across Oxford
Biking down Turl Street
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Travel

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

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, including electric bikes, can be hired from docking stations across the University. For more information visit the Oxonbike website

Bus/coach

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.

X90: Oxford - London: A student discount is available on fares with a valid student card.

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.

Rail

Railcards which give one third off ticket prices are available to 16-25 year olds, or if you are over 26 and a full-time student.

Students can 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. Transport for London also run a discount scheme called the 18+ Student Oyster Photocard: please be aware that eligibility for this scheme is restricted and the £10 application fee is non-refundable. You are advised to contact Student Information before applying, to check your eligibility.