Oxford City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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  • Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 24 or 48 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2065OXF
Discover the beautiful city of Oxford with a hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket. An easy and convenient way to travel between sights, your ticket offers unlimited travel for 24 or 48 hours. See iconic University of Oxford buildings such as Christ Church College and Bodleian Library, both of which were featured in several Harry Potter films, as well as heritage sights like Oxford Castle. Enjoy entertaining audio commentary, panoramic views and the freedom to hop on and off at any of the 20 well-placed city stops. Entrance fees not included.
Hop aboard your open-air bus from any of the 20 routed stops that are conveniently situated around the city. Take a seat inside or on the open-air top deck, then sit back and relax as you ride through Oxford, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

With your 24- or 48-hour ticket, choose to stay on the bus for the entire loop, or hop on and off at any of the stops to explore the city’s sights. See the Itinerary for a list of stops. As you travel, plug into the informative audio commentary and admire the timeworn, honey-colored buildings.

Perhaps hop off at the New Road stop to visit Oxford Castle. Learn how the medieval Norman castle was mostly destroyed during the English Civil War, with the remaining buildings then being transformed in to a prison.

After, maybe stop at Christ Church College, one of the largest colleges in the University of Oxford. Admire its grand façade then, if it’s open to the public at your time of visiting, head inside to discover its fascinating history. Learn about the many distinguished people who have studied here — including Albert Einstein and Lewis Carroll — and see the Great Hall, which has been featured in several of the Harry Potter movies.

Next, perhaps visit Sheldonian Theatre, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century. This historical venue serves as the university’s official ceremonial hall, but it is open to the public when not in use. Choose to visit independently or join in with a guided tour, then head inside to explore the main theater. Gaze up at the majestic ceiling that was painted during the reign of King Charles II. Then, explore the attic before taking in 360-degree panoramic views of Oxford from the Cupola.

The full loop lasts around one hour, and buses arrive at each stop every 15, 20 or 30 minutes, depending on the season.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour starts at Oxford Railway Station, however you may board the bus at any of the stops around the city:

  • Oxford Railway Station
  • Park End Street
  • Gloucester Green Bus Station
  • New Road
  • Westgate Shopping Centre
  • Speedwell Street
  • Pembroke College, Christ Church College and St. Aldates
  • Brasenose College
  • The Queen’s College
  • The Plain
  • St Cross Road
  • Sheldonian Theatre
  • Trinity College
  • Parks Road
  • Banbury Road
  • Woodstock Road
  • Brown’s Restaurant
  • Magdalen Street East
  • Randolph Hotel
Departure Time:
Summer May to September
9:30am to 6:00pm: Every 15 to 20 minutes

Spring/Autumn
February to April and October
9:30am to 6:00pm: Every 20 minutes

Winter November to January
9:30am to 4:00pm: Every 20 to 30 minutes

Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.


Pricing information

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24 Hour Ticket
Code: 24HR

Unlimited use on Oxford City Hop-on Hop-off Tour for 24 hours from time of first use

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$21.84
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48 Hour Ticket
Code: 48HR

Unlimited use on Oxford City Hop-on Hop-off Tour for 48 hours from time of first use

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$24.96
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Oxford City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Oxford City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Inclusions:
  • Transport by hop-on hop-off bus
  • Recorded commentary
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Itinerary:
Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops
  • Oxford Railway Station
  • Park End Street
  • Gloucester Green Bus Station
  • New Road
  • Westgate Shopping Centre
  • Speedwell Street
  • Pembroke College, Christ Church College and St. Aldates
  • Brasenose College
  • The Queen’s College
  • The Plain
  • St Cross Road
  • Sheldonian Theatre
  • Trinity College
  • Parks Road
  • Banbury Road
  • Woodstock Road
  • Brown’s Restaurant
  • Magdalen Street East
  • Randolph Hotel
Voucher Info:
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Karen P, March 2015

As always, the City Tour did not disappoint. Most enjoyable!

Reviewed by: Veronica P, February 2015

This tour was amazing!

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Tour code: 2065OXF