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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

  • Discover Oxford, the “City of Dreaming Spires”, at your own pace
  • Enjoy 20 stops, including Oxford Castle, University Park, and the station
  • Soak up 360-degree views from the top deck as you listen to audio commentary
City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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24 Hour Bus TicketMost Popular
With this option, explore Oxford with a hop on hop off bus ticket, valid for 24 hours from first use.
48 Hour Bus Ticket
With this option, explore Oxford with a hop on hop off bus ticket, valid for 48 hours from first use.

Oxford’s public bus system caters much more to locals than it does to tourists. Save time and money as you explore on a hop-on, hop-off bus with a loop of 20 stops that's perfect for independent travelers. An open-air top deck delivers 360-degree views, while audio commentary is available via headset. Choose between 24- and 48-hour tickets.

What to Expect

Hop on the bus at a stop that suits you—perhaps at Oxford Railway Station—choose between cozy indoor seating or the open-air top deck, don your headset, if required, and explore away.

Depending on whether you’ve purchased 24-hour or 48-hour tickets, you’ll be able to hop on and off at any one of 20 stops, listed under itinerary below, for one or two days. Buses travel at 15–30–minute intervals, depending on the season, so you’ll never have a long wait for pickup.

Stops include Oxford Castle, the Sheldonian Theatre, and University Park, not to mention Christ Church College, a key filming location in the Harry Potter series. Soak up the onboard commentary and historic views as you savor this elegant city, hopping on and off when and where you want.

Reviews (252)
1 - 5 of 204 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A good introduction

With limited time, these hop on, hop off tours are a great way to see the major attractions and get an appreciation of the city. The quality of the experience depends on the quality of the recorded information, or the guide on board. We had...More

Thank Rowley51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good but could do better.

The bus and staff were excellent. I feel though there is more to see of Oxford that was not on the bus tour. It seemed a little pricey for something we could have done by foot, as more information could have been given on the...More

Thank melissa b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Easy Way To See Oxford

Only was in Oxford for a few hours. Good way to see the sights in an hour, as well as get some awareness of what is what in Oxford. Fridays provide a live guide on the Green Buses so good to get on one of...More

Thank Connor R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Bit disappointed

Pre-recorded (before 2016 as there was a mention of a building due to be updated in 2016). And to be honest fairly boring. Been on one of these in York and it was a "live person" guide who chatted about loads of interesting things which...More

Thank Helen P
OxfordC, Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that the commentary didn't live up to your expectations, the recorded commentary gets updated regularly and is currently being written again for next season. Things change in the city constantly so as soon as the commentary is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very Very disappointed

We travelled from London to spend the afternoon/early evening in Oxford. When arrived at the train station we stop by the hop-on hop-off office for some info, the agent was helpful with a map and information then suggested we purchase tickets that would provide us...More

Thank bbedwell2
OxfordC, Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your telephone call on Saturday 22.09.18. After speaking with you at some length about your complaint and that our service does not run for 24 hours of the day. We tried to explain that it is in fact our ticket as advertised...More

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4 September 2018|
Response from OregonArt |
There is a small kiosk at the station where the bus starts where you can buy tickets.
4 September 2018|
Response from joanie2222 | Reviewed this property |
You pay the bus driver when you get on.