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Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

University Staff have access to a range of discounts and schemes to help with the costs of traveling to, and around, Oxford. 

By Bus:

There are two main bus companies operating routes in and around Oxford: 

You can apply online on the oxford staff gateway for a discounted bus pass or season ticket loan.

There is also a new ScienceTransitShuttle service between Harwell, The Science Area (South Parks Road) and Old Road campus.

By Train: 

You might want to consider purchasing a Network Rail Card (£30 for 12 months), which gives you 1/3 off most train travel in the South-East (including Oxford to/from London)

You can also apply for a season ticket loan via the staff gateway.


Useful information about public transport in Oxford can also be found on the City Council Website:

The staff gateway has information for local travel and links to airport information, bus and train companies.

Buses to London:

Discounted tickets for the Oxford Tube can also be purchased from MegaBus (up to 24h ahead of travel) - the earlier you buy tickets, the cheaper the fare!


Trains to London:

The Network Railcard offers a substantial discount for  train travel between Oxford and London (outside of peak travel times). The card costs £30 for 12 months, and gives you (and up to 3 companions) 1/3 off the cost of your train fare


Transport within London: