Double-Up Discounts

University staff can get up to 30% off the cost of local bus travel on routes operated by Oxfordshire bus companies through the 'Double-Up' discounts scheme until 31 October 2021.

Please note that we cannot extend the benefit to students, college staff or friends and family. Also, we cannot transfer an existing season ticket into the scheme.

 

Through the discount scheme, the bus companies offer an extra 10% off existing discounted tickets. The cost is matched by the University from the Green Travel Fund (income from parking charges). Combined with existing discounts, this means that University staff can enjoy a total discount of 20-30% on local bus season tickets and multi-trip products purchased by 31 October 2021. 

These are available to University staff through the bus pass scheme interest-free loan, which you can pay back monthly via deductions from your salary. To qualify, you must be on the University payroll as a permanent or fixed-term staff member of staff with at least a 12-month contract.   

All the discounts available are listed under the 'Bus Application Forms' tab but in summary, include: 

  • 30% off 52-week and 13-week season tickets from Oxford Bus, Stagecoach and Thames Travel (25% for SmartZone season tickets and products) 

  • 30% off Oxford Bus and Thames Travel 36-single trip products 

  • 20% off Oxford Bus and Thames Travel 1-week, 4-weeks, any 5-day and 12-single trip products 

  • 20% off Stagecoach 4 week tickets

As the Green Travel Fund is sourced from parking charges paid by University staff, college staff and students are not eligible.  They can, however, continue to benefit from the existing discounts of up to 10% on many local bus services available on the Bus travel discounts webpage.

How to apply

Once you’ve chosen your route and ticket type, find out which services and zones are covered by the scheme and what the total and monthly costs are. 

Please apply at least 10 working days before you need your pass.

To apply for your pass, select the ticket you want and click on the 'apply' button to complete the form. You will need your payroll number.  

If you need help to complete the form or would like to order your ticket over the phone, contact the Facilities Helpdesk. They will also help if you find that you’ve ordered the wrong ticket, but unfortunately there may be a charge to cancel and reissue it.

If you are a new member of staff and don’t yet have your payroll number, or have a query about salary deductions, email the Payroll team or phone them on +44(0)1865 616301.

Please note that you can use Smartzone tickets across all services, regardless of the company you buy them from.

You can also find the network and zone maps below:

Apply for a bus pass

Bus Application Forms

Below are the discounted costs for all the products available from the Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Stagecoach through the Double-Up discounts scheme. This shows both the total price after the discount and the amount that will be deducted through payroll.  Please note that the 13 and 52-week products will be deducted from salary monthly, the other products will be deducted in one instalment.

Discounted bus passes are available up to 31 October 2021; please ensure you order your pass 10 days before it is required.

Oxford Bus Company & Thames Travel Forms

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Annual and weekly tickets

Zones and ticket types

52-week

 

13-week

  4-weeks   1-week  

 

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total Monthly   Total  
  £ £   £ £   £ £   £  

Oxford Smartzone

438.75

36.57

APPLY

126.40

42.14 APPLY 48.80 48.80 APPLY 13.20 APPLY

Oxford Smartzone
+South Oxfordshire
Zone

697.50 58.13 APPLY 236 78.67 APPLY 84.00 84.00 APPLY 26.00 APPLY

 

Daily and Single trip tickets

Zones and ticket types

Any 5-day 

Day pass

  12 single trips     36 single trips    

 

 

Total   Total Monthly   Total Monthly  
  £   £ £        

Oxford Smartzone

15.20 APPLY 15.20 15.20 APPLY 45.60 45.60 APPLY

Oxford Smartzone
+South Oxfordshire Zone

25.60 APPLY            

Annual and weekly tickets

Zones and ticket types

52-week

 

13-week

  4-weeks     1-week    

 

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total Monthly   Total Monthly  
  £ £   £ £   £ £   £    
                         

Cityzone
+South Oxfordshire
Zone

605.50 50.46 APPLY 176.40 58.80 APPLY 72.00 72.00 APPLY 22.40 22.40 APPLY
Cityzone Extra 
(Abingdon Route)
454.30 37.86 APPLY 139.30 46.44 APPLY 60.00 60.00 APPLY 18.80 18.80 APPLY

Cityzone

356.30 29.70 APPLY 97.30 32.44 APPLY 41.60 41.60 APPLY 12.40 12.40 APPLY

 

Daily and Single trip tickets

Zones and ticket types

Any 5-day
Day pass
  12 single trips   36 single trips  

 

 

Total Monthly   Total Monthly   Total Monthly  
  £ £   £ £   £ £  
                   

Cityzone +
South Oxfordshire Zone

24.00 24.00 APPLY 24.00 24.00 APPLY 72.00 72.00 APPLY
Cityzone Extra (Abingdon Route) 19.20 19.20 APPLY            

Cityzone

12.80 12.80 APPLY 12.80 12.80 APPLY

33.60

36.00

APPLY

Annual and weekly tickets

Zones and ticket types

52-week

 

13-week

  4-weeks   1-week  

 

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total Monthly   Total Monthly  
  £ £   £ £   £ £   £ £  

Park & Ride
(200/300/400/500) *

269.50 22.46 APPLY 81.20 27.07 APPLY 34.40 34.40 APPLY 10.40 10.40 APPLY

 

Daily and Single trip tickets

Zones and ticket types

12 single trips      36 single trips  

 

 

Total Monthly   Total Monthly  
  £ £   £ £  

Park & Ride
(200/300/400/500) *

12.00 12.00 APPLY 31.50 31.50 APPLY

*You can also apply for a season ticket loan for parking at Park & Ride sites.

Annual and weekly tickets

Zones and ticket types

52-week

 

13-week

  4-weeks     1-week    
 

Total

Monthly

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total Monthly   Total Monthly  
  £ £   £ £   £ £   £ £  

South Oxfordshire
Zone

429.80 36.82 APPLY 132.30 44.10 APPLY 55.60 55.60 APPLY 17.20 17.20 Apply

 

Daily and Single trip tickets

Zones and ticket types

36 single trips     12 single trips    

Any 5-day

Daily pass

   
  Total Monthly   Total Monthly   Total Monthly  
  £ £   £ £   £ £  

South Oxfordshire Zone

46.20 46.20 APPLY 17.60 17.60 APPLY 17.60 17.60 APPLY

 

 

Annual and weekly tickets

Zones and ticket types

52-week

 

13-week

     

 

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total

Monthly

 

     
  £ £   £ £        
Thames Travel Network       140.00 46.67 APPLY      

Stage Coach bus pass forms

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Zones and ticket types

52-week

 

13-week

  4-week  

 

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total

Monthly

  Total  
  £ £   £ £   £  

Stagecoach SmartZone

438.75 36.56 APPLY 126.40 42.13 APPLY 48.80 APPLY

 

Zones and ticket types

52-week

 

13-week

  4-week  

 

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total

Monthly

  Total  
  £ £   £ £   £  

Oxford Megarider

325.50 27.12 APPLY 94.10 31.37 APPLY 40.00 APPLY

Oxford Megarider Plus

385 32.08 APPLY 128.80 42.93 APPLY 50.40 APPLY

Oxford Megarider Plus 
(with SmartZone)

516.60 43.05 APPLY 164.50 54.83 APPLY 66.04 APPLY

Megarider Gold

611.80 50.98 APPLY 172.20 57.40 APPLY 69.60 APPLY

Megarider Gold
(with SmartZone)

743.40 61.95 APPLY 209.30 69.76 APPLY 85.20 APPLY

Megarider Country

392 32.67 APPLY 128.70 42.93 APPLY 50.40 APPLY

Bicester Megarider

560 46.67 APPLY 163.10 54.37 APPLY 62.40 APPLY
Banbury Megarider 263.90 21.99 APPLY 87.50 29.16 APPLY 32.80 APPLY
Banbury Megarider Plus 401.10 33.43 APPLY 133 44.33 APPLY 50.40 APPLY

 

Zones and ticket types

52-week

 

13-week

  4-week  

 

 

Total

Monthly

 

Total

Monthly

  Total  
  £ £   £ £   £  

Oxford Tube

857.50

71.46

APPLY 343 114.33 APPLY 152.00 APPLY

 

Renew your bus pass

We will not renew your bus pass automatically and you need to apply in the same way as for a new one. For details visit the 'how to apply' section of this page.

You will need to provide your existing pass number and allow at least 10 working days before your pass is due to expire so that you get your top-up or new pass in time.

Report a lost, stolen or faulty pass

To replace an Oxford Bus Company or Stagecoach pass, please fill out the relevant form below and the Helpdesk will arrange for a replacement and send it to you. This could take a few days. There is also a charge of £25.

Stagecoach replacement bus pass form.

Apply

 

Oxford Bus Company replacement bus pass form.

Apply

Oxford Bus Company 

If you require an urgent replacement bus pass, the Helpdesk will give you a form to take to one of the company’s travel shops where you can get a replacement straight away for a £5 charge.
These charges are applied by the bus companies, not by the University. You will also have to pay for your bus fares until you get your new pass.
You will not have to pay to replace a newly-issued smartcard that is faulty and we can refund you for any bus fares you have to buy. 

What to do if your pass doesn't work

Check that:

  • it is valid for the bus you wanted to use
  • you are not trying to use it before the activation date you provided
  • it has not expired
  • you have used your new Smartzone pass on a bus operated by the issuing company (it will not work if you use it first on another company’s bus)

If none of these apply, contact the Facilities Helpdesk for advice.

Cancelling your bus pass

If you want to cancel your bus pass – if you are leaving the University or changing your travel arrangements – email the Helpdesk. Tell them your bus pass number, why you are cancelling and the last date you expect to use it.

You may have to pay an additional charge through your last salary payment, including an admin fee – the Helpdesk will contact you to explain the cost – and you will need to return your pass.

Contact us


Facilities Helpdesk

+44 (0) 1865 2 70087

facilities@admin.ox.ac.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays and University closure days