the key

A smarter way to travel

the key is a rechargeable travel smartcard that can save you time, money and hassle on all Oxford Bus Company services.

Visit the key website

Advantages to a key smart card:

  • You make big savings on daily or occasional travel.
  • You can top-up online or in person at one of our Travel Shops, located in Debenhams and on the High Street. 
  • There’s no need to carry cash - just touch and go!
  • If you lose your key we can block anyone else from using your travel and issue a replacement smartcard.
  • Access to key benefits that are available in Restaurants, Shops, Attractions and Theatres across Oxford.

How much does park&ride cost on the key?

  • 1 week

    Unlimited travel on park&ride services for 1 week. Not valid north of Oxford Parkway £13

  • 4 weeks

    Unlimited travel on park&ride services for 4 weeks. Not valid north of Oxford Parkway £41

  • 13 weeks

    Unlimited travel on park&ride services for 13 weeks. Not valid north of Oxford Parkway £110

  • 1 year

    Unlimited travel on park&ride services for 1 year. Not valid north of Oxford Parkway £359

  • 12 trips

    12 single journeys to or from any park&ride site. Not valid north of Oxford Parkway £14.50 (Valid for 12 months)

Please note that all online top-ups are collected on an Oxford Bus Company bus reader and can take up to 48 hours to become available for use on your smartcard. You can also collect a top up on a Thames Travel bus reader but please note that top ups can take up to 72 hours to reach Thames Travel buses.