There are three major vacation periods in Oxford: Christmas, Easter, and the Summer Vacation.
Public transportation is generally at its most limited over the Christmas period, so we have included specific details in each section about Christmas operations.
Buses and Coaches
Bus Services will run a normal service over Easter but will have revised timetables for the Christmas and New Year period.
Oxford Bus Company: www.oxfordbus.co.uk/
Stagecoach Buses https://www.stagecoachbus.com/
Airline coach: https://airline.oxfordbus.co.uk/
Oxford Tube: https://www.oxfordtube.com/tubetimes.aspx
Most rail services will run a normal service over Easter but will have revised timetables for the Christmas and New Year period.
National rail enquiries – Tel: 08457 484950 http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/172038.aspx
Transport for London: https://tfl.gov.uk/
While taxis are more expensive than public transport, they can be useful for transporting groups of people, especially in adverse weather. Below is a list of the most-used Oxford taxi companies, with contact information. Oxford taxi metres typically start at around £2.50 when hailed off the street, but start at £0.00 when booked in advance. Most taxi firms will be operating at rate 3 (the most expensive rate) from Christmas Eve to the evening of 27 December.
Black cabs (also known as Hackney cabs or Hackney carriages) are available for hire if they have an orange light lit at the front of the vehicle, and can be hailed by waving. Taxi ranks are located at Carfax Tower, Gloucester Green, St Giles, and the railway station. Taxi numbers are available below, and more can be found on Daily Info, as well as extensive information about what to do if you leave belongings in a taxi, how to book a taxi to take you to the airport, tipping culture, and more.
Royal Cars: 01965777333
001 Taxis: 01865 240000
A1 Taxis: 01865 248000
Royal Cars: 01865 242424