Public Transport

LOCAL TRANSPORT

Bus Services:

The only bus service that came through the village (Thames Travel Route 25) was withdrawn in July 2016 when funding by Oxfordshire C.C. was removed.

The 25A service between Bicester and Oxford is still running, (on a revised timetable since July 2016) and calls at Middleton Stoney, Lower Heyford, Kirtlington, Bletchingdon, Hampton Poyle, Kidlington and Somertown on its way into Oxford.
This is an approx. hourly service and takes around 30 minutes to get to Oxford or Bicester.

25A Bus Timetable (Thames Travel)

Oxfordshire County Council – COMET transport service This is an experimental service, recently introduced by Oxfordshire County Council, created to help people without suitable access to public transport. Please use the following link for a full explanation of this new service

Rail Services:

Chiltern Rail runs services to London (Marylebone) which call at either Bicester North station or Bicester Village station (used to be called Bicester Town).

The service from Oxford to London (via Bicester Village) runs approximately every 30 minutes, although not all trains stop at Islip.

Timetable for Oxford, Oxford Parkway, Islip, Bicester Town/Village, London (Marylebone)

The service from Birmingham/Banbury via Bicester North to London (Marylebone) runs with at least two trains an hour.

Timetable for Banbury, Bicester, London (Marylebone) – this timetable also includes times from Bicester Village.

If you want to travel to London by train during the morning rush-hour it is easier to get a seat by getting a train from Bicester Village station.

From Oxford Station it is possible to get direct trains to London (Paddington), via Didcot and Reading. Also direct trains to Manchester, York and Newcastle. And a direct train to Southampton where you could board the Queen Mary 2 to New York!