As an incentive, the University supports certain schemes to encourage staff to travel more sustainably in and around the city and to lower traffic congestion. So it makes good environmental and financial sense to get on board and make good use of them.
Please take the time to find out about these services and encourage your colleagues to do the same when planning to travel for work.
If you work for the University, your department may have some pool bus passes set aside for you to use. Several departments already hold them behind Receptions in their buildings.
Ask your Departmental Administrator if your department has a pool bus pass - it will save you the trouble of completing a bus expense claim for a small amount.
If you are a Departmental Administrator and would like to know how to acquire and manage pool bus passes please email email@example.com
The Science Transit shuttle provides quick and convenient travel between the Science Area and Harwell Campus, Old Road Campus, the John Radcliffe Hospital and Wytham. The Science Shuttle is now a fully accessible public bus service open to all. Tickets can be bought on board, cash or contactless, and key cards can be used on the service.
If you wish to use the Science Shuttle for University business travel, your department needs to open a corporate account with Oxford Bus Company and order key cards to travel on the service. These key cards can be used as pool cards to be borrowed as required or issued to individuals who travel frequently. The key card will be scanned each time it is used for travel and the department will only be charged for journeys travelled. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For routes, pricing and timetables visit the Science Transit Shuttle website.
Begbroke Science Park offers a minibus service that is free of charge to all University members working at Begbroke Science Park, staff of tenant companies and visitors to site.
For minibus timetable and other information visit the Begbroke Science Park website
For more reasons to travel and commute by bus (Oxford Bus Company, Stage Coach Discount, Park and Ride Parking Permit, Season ticket loans) please visit Travelling by bus or rail
For meetings outside Oxford, why not catch a coach? It is certainly a more sustainable choice than going by train, plane or car.
If you’re thinking of flying, think about whether it's possible to travel by train instead. You can get more work done en route and, if booked in advance, it can prove to be a cheaper option.
We recommend that staff travel by train when on business for:
For a full support service and to get the best deals for travel, whether short or long haul, make your booking through our preferred supplier by visiting our Travel preferred suppliers page.
Visit the National Rail website
For long-distance rail travel overseas Visit ‘The Man in seat sixty-one'
Sustainable Travel team
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