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  • Printed Paper Ticket Required
  • Hotel Pickup
  • 24 to 48 hrs
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English and 9 more

Hop on the bus at a stop that suits you—perhaps at Oxford Railway Station—choose between cozy indoor seating or the open-air top deck, don your headset, if required, and explore away.

Depending on whether you’ve purchased 24-hour or 48-hour tickets, you’ll be able to hop on and off at any one of 20 stops, listed under itinerary below, for one or two days. Buses travel at 15–30–minute intervals, depending on the season, so you’ll never have a long wait for pickup.

Stops include Oxford Castle, the Sheldonian Theatre, and University Park, not to mention Christ Church College, a key filming location in the Harry Potter series. Soak up the onboard commentary and historic views as you savor this elegant city, hopping on and off when and where you want.

Locations visited
Christ Church
Brasenose College
Sheldonian Theatre
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Oxford’s public bus system caters much more to locals than it does to tourists. Save time and money as you explore on a hop-on, hop-off bus with a loop of 20 stops that's perfect for independent travelers. An open-air top deck delivers 360-degree views, while audio commentary is available via headset. Choose between 24- and 48-hour tickets.

  • Discover Oxford, the “City of Dreaming Spires”, at your own pace
  • Enjoy 20 stops, including Oxford Castle, University Park, and the station
  • Soak up 360-degree views from the top deck as you listen to audio commentary
  • Choose between 24- or 48-hour tickets to suit your schedule
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic way to see and hear about Oxford

Popped on the bus with a warm welcome. It gets a little slow around the busier parts but certainly worth it. The live commentary was brilliant and full of great information and really useful tips. What is also great is you can hop on and...More

1  Thank Carlit0Brigante
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
A must for sightseers

Excellent value for money and a great way to get about in Oxford. The guide that we had giving the commentary was knowledgeable and witty without detracting from the main message. Because of our hotel location, (Banbury Road) we joined the bus practically outside our...More

Thank Artesia_10
Reviewed 4 days ago

As with all City Sightseeing tours this was excellent . The bus departs from Gloucester Green and with the commentary in many different languages and live guides its the perfect way to get to know Oxford and the history. This is always a must for...More

2  Thank billdelange
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Oxford by train at 11.00 and spent the next hour getting acclimatised to the the city with an excellent, comprehensive tour. You get a set of earphones to plug in beside your seat and select your language. No need to book -...More

Thank DRW44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Always a Good Start

I always like to take a hoho tour when I go to a new city. This complete circuit is 1 hour, so very doable. Then after that you can hop off wherever you want. They are very reliable about being at the stop every 15...More

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You pay the bus driver when you get on.
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