Buses and Coaches

Bus Services will run to a revised timetable over the Christmas and New Year period.  

Oxford Bus Company:  

Stagecoach Buses  

Airline coach:  

Oxford Tube:


Most rail services will run a normal service until 23 December. Please note that there are no train services running on Christmas Day and only certain services will run on Boxing Day (26 December).

National rail enquiries – Tel: 08457 484950  

Transport for London:

Taxi Services

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

Car Hire

To find out about hiring cars in Oxford, visit Daily Info’s very informative page here.

Vehicle Sharing and Car Clubs

Oxford participates in two different car-sharing social enterprises, Zipcar and Co-wheels. More information can be found here.