Oxford Bus Company


The Oxford Bus group of companies has connected passengers across Oxford, South Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Reading since 1881. They also operate express coach services from Oxford to Heathrow and Gatwick. The Group’s fleet consists of around 280 buses and coaches across three depots (Oxford, Didcot and High Wycombe).

Since acquiring City Sightseeing Oxford in December 2017, they have also provided high quality open top bus tours for visitors to the city. They provide employment for over 800 people throughout the region.


Team Members

Phil Southall

Managing Director

Andrew Morison

Head of Customer Experience


Bus operators increase on-board capacity to welcome passengers back

Leading Oxfordshire bus operators have increased on-board capacity of vehicles following the government’s easing of social distancing rules. Capacities on all Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and City Sightseeing Oxford services have increased. All forward facing seating will now be available for passengers, meaning as demand for travel increases buses will be able to transport […]

Imagine Oxford without Park&Ride

Oxford has had Park&Ride since 1973 when the Redbridge site opened. Let’s remember why the concept was created back then. There were controversial proposals to build a road across Christchurch Meadow to resolve the City’s congestion problems and it was accepted that a ‘better way’ of managing transport demand had to be found.

Building back better transport for Oxford

On this edition of The Business Brunch, we are joined by guests Hayley Beer-Gamage, Chief Executive of Experience Oxfordshire, Dave Harrison, Senior Public Transport Planner from Oxfordshire County Council, Phil Southall, Managing Director of Oxford Bus Company and Andy Morison Head of Customer Experience at Oxford Bus Company as they talk about how public transport has been affected, how it’s had to adapt to a pandemic world and what we need to do to attract the local and wider population back to Oxford.

Oxford Bus Company COVID-19 special

I’m writing to you during these unprecedented times to let you know that our three main priorities are to safeguard the health & wellbeing of our colleagues and customers; to play our role in society during these challenging times; and to safeguard the future of our company.

PickMeUp Goes Live

Passengers in the “Eastern Arc” of Oxford can summon minibuses to pick them up on a street corner of their choice, thanks to a ground-breaking on-demand ride-sharing service launched by The Oxford Bus Company.