Oxford SmartZone - Now Accepted on Arriva Buses!

From Sunday 30th January 2022.

Travelling around Oxford just got easier, with the Oxford SmartZone tickets now valid on Arriva bus services in the city.

Arriva’s 280 and X8 buses connect Wheatley and Headington with the City Centre and Rail Station up to every 20 minutes, and from 30 January you’ll be able to get unlimited travel within the Oxford SmartZone area on Arriva buses as well as those of Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach, and Thames Travel – all on one ticket! View map here.

Oxford SmartZone makes it really easy to get around Oxford with just one ticket. It’s convenient, flexible, great for regular travel and ideal for commuters. The ticket gives customers the freedom to get in and around the city as much as they like – in a week, 4 weeks, 13 weeks, any 5 days, any 12 trips, or for a whole year.

“A simple, attractive ticket structure is key to making buses easier to understand and delivering our shared vision for an attractive and efficient public transport network that carries more and more passengers every year” explained Andrew Godley, Commercial Director for Arriva.  “Bringing Arriva services into the Oxford SmartZone scheme makes bus travel easier for everyone and complements our existing range of great value tickets.”

A spokesperson for Oxford SmartZone said: “Oxford SmartZone has been the most successful multi-operator ticketing scheme of its kind in the country for more than a decade, and the addition of Arriva services will make the ticket range even better value than it already is. Being able to access all Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach, Thames Travel and Arriva services in the city with just one ticket will be a welcome development for bus users in our city.”

Customers can purchase Oxford SmartZone tickets by topping-up their Oxford Key or StagecoachSmart card, either online or at the Oxford Bus Company travel shop in Gloucester Green coach station, or Oxford Visitor Information Point on the High Street.

More details on traveling around Oxford and beyond can be found here, with journey planning also available via the Arriva UK Bus App.

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