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.
Recent Photos of this Tour
Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.
- 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
Last Tour: 18:00(Summer) 16.00(Winter)
Frequency: 15 minutes
Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.
Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.
Unlimited use on Oxford hop-on hop-off bus tour for 24 hours from time of first use
USD $18.00Pricing details
Unlimited use on Oxford hop-on hop-off bus tour for 48 hours from time of first use
USD $20.57Pricing details
Oxford City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
- Transport by hop-on hop-off bus
- Recorded commentary
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Audio commentary available in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Brazilian-Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Russian and Polish; there is a live English guide on select tours
2. Park End Street
3. Bus Station
4. New Road
5. West Gate
6. Speedwell Street
7. Christ Church
8. Brasenose college
9. The Queen’s college
10. The Plain
11. St. Cross Road
12. South Parks Road
13. Sheldonian Theatre
14. Trinity College
15. Parks Road
16. Banbury Road
17. Woodstock Road
18. Browns Restaurant
19. Magdalen St. East
20. Randol Hotel
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Janice S, September 2016
Great day out , saw all of the city , did a whole round trip , then went round again getting off when we saw something we liked , then back on again to another stop , we did this all day , great way of seeing a city well worth the money only had to wait 5 or 10 minutes for next bus great service
Reviewed by: Lesley B, August 2016
48hrs was unnecessary. The city isn't big enough to warrant it really. But we enjoyed the trip and the conductors were very helpful.