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 August 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 August 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.