This hop-on-hop-off tourist bus makes different stops throughout the city, allowing you to enjoy the main points of interest Oxford has to offer in total comfort. The bus offers a different point of view, thanks to its two floors and convertible roof.
Route and Stops
The Oxford tourist bus takes in 20 stops in all the must-see spots in the city.
Red Line: On this route you will discover the cultural heritage of Oxford, visiting its celebrated colleges and getting to know the university life of the city which houses the oldest English-language university in the world. The complete route, without stops, takes 40 minutes.
This tourist bus takes you through some of the best-known university colleges such as Brasenose College, Trinity College and Queen's College. Admire the architecture of impressive buildings such as the old Sheldonian theatre, or have tea in the famous Brown's restaurant. For nature lovers, Redbridge Park or Hinksey Park are perfect spots to have a picnic or pass through Oxford University's Botanical Garden.
Throughout the tour, you can listen to recorded commentary about the sights the tour passes through.
You can take a look at the bus route and its various stops by clicking here.
How it Works
The ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours after its first use, that is to say, if you use it for the first time at 3 pm on Monday, it will be valid until 3 pm on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the ticket.
Over this time you may get on and off the bus as many times as you like.
Although when making the reservation you will be asked for a start date, you can use the service up to 15 days following this date.
When making the reservation we will send you an email with a ticket which you must hand in the first time you get on the bus.
Timetable and Frequency
This bus operates every day of the year (except on the 25th of December), with the following schedule:
- Red Line: Leaves daily every 15 minutes between 9:30 am and 5 pm.
24 Hour Ticket
Children between 5 and 15US$ 12.1
Children under 5Free
Seniors over 60US$ 16.6
48 Hour Ticket
Children between 5 and 15US$ 13.4
Children under 5Free
Seniors over 60US$ 19.1
The tour includes audio commentary in English.
Unlimited use of the City Sightseeing buses over 24 hours.
Headphones and audio guide for each passenger
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (10:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.