Oxford, United Kingdom
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clock-o24 to 48 hrs (Approx.)
ticket-oPaper ticket
commentOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Experience one of the world’s greatest university cities on this hop-on hop-off Oxford bus tour. With a 24- or 48-hour pass, design a personalized itinerary with 20 possible stops including the University of Oxford buildings (some featured in the Harry Potter films), Oxford Castle and Boolean Library, one of the world’s oldest public libraries! Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this elegant city.
  • Discover Oxford and its highlights with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • See the best of the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour ticket
  • Pass by must-see city sights including Oxford Castle and Christ Church College
  • Set your own sightseeing schedule, hopping on and off at any of the 20 stops
  • Sit on the open-air, top deck and soak up 360-degree views of the honey-stoned university city
  • Listen to the onboard audio commentary to learn about the historical city
With your 24- or 48-hour ticket, see the best of the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by bus, with onboard audio commentary offering fascinating snippets of local history. Hop aboard the bus at any of the route’s 20 stops (full itinerary listed below) and enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary, pace and tour duration. 

Grab a comfortable seat in either the indoor or open-air seating section and take in the sights along the route. Feel free to stay on for the entire 1-hour loop, or hop off at any stop to see one of Oxford’s historical or cultural landmarks — another bus will be along in 15-30 minutes (depending on the season). 

Between stops, explore the city’s local color and soak up the rich character of this celebrated hub of global education. To end your tour, disembark at any stop along the route, any time you like. Easy!

Itinerary

Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops

1. Railway
2. Park End Street
3. Bus Station
4. New Road
5. West Gate
6. Speedwell Street
7. Christ Church
8. Brasenose college
9. The Queen’s college
10. The Plain
11. St. Cross Road
12. South Parks Road
13. Sheldonian Theatre
14. Trinity College
15. Parks Road
16. Banbury Road
17. Woodstock Road
18. Browns Restaurant
19. Magdalen St. East
20. Randol Hotel

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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a
, Aug 2018

My parents went for this trip and they loved it! The bus starts from right outside the Oxford station which is really convenient

L
, Aug 2018

Good way to get an overview of the city. The tour is somewhat driver dependent. I bought a multi-day pass and one day had a driver who took the tour part seriously and slowed down so that you could actually catch the sites. On another day, the bus driver was simply driving and didn't greet guests- guess he was having a bad day.

c
, Oct 2017

Well worth it, good value for the money the ticket will last all day, you can travel around oxford get off have a beer or two and hop back on and carry on with the tour.

M
, Oct 2017

I didn't have a car there and it helped to get a feel for the city. The only hitch was getting to the blue bus. It was hard to figure out where to get it. That bus was a little disappointing because it didn't have as many historic places and information.

M
, Oct 2017

Really good and well commentated

t
, Oct 2017

A most enjoyable way to get to know the area

N
, Sep 2017

highly recommended!

J
, Sep 2017

Oxford is not an easy city for driving around, so we found it helpful to just park at the Park and Ride (Redbridge) outside of town and take the bus into Oxford. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is the limited hours. We were rushed for time for fear of missing the last bus to the car park.

p
, Aug 2017

Plenty of history but the main tour is the most worthwhile.

C
, Jul 2017

Like most of the HOHO tour, the one i joined in Oxford was great in generally .The only thing was i had to short the time to explore more on Oxford especially the university. i boarded the bus at 11.10a.m and had to rush to take the train at 3pm back to London.

In short, the bus driver was courteous and helpful. I would say it's value for money.


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