• Oxford Half Marathon (13th October 2019)

    We’ll be running extra park&ride buses on Sunday 13th October to get you to and from the Oxford Half Marathon! Make sure to also check how our other services will operate during the road closures.

On Sunday 13th October 2019, the Oxford Half Marathon will take place in and around central Oxford. The race this year will start on Broad Street and finish on Parks Road, using Banbury Road and Marston Ferry Road, and taking in the historic sights of the University.

Additional park&ride services

The times shown in the document below will be running in addition to the normal Sunday timetable.

Additional Oxford Half Marathon Services - Valid on 13th October 2019 only (PDF, 251KB)

Advance Tickets

You can purchase your park&ride+parking (or park&ride only) tickets in advance to avoid queues on the day. Please visit the Virgin Sport website for details (click here).

Road closures

With a number of road closures associated with this event, our city2, city6, cityX3/X13 and park&ride300/500 services will be subject to diversions from 08:00 until 14:30, and therefore we will be unable to serve a few stops in the area.

city2

  • All the usual city2 stops on Banbury Road (in both directions) will not be served.
  • Buses will instead travel from Magdalen Street via St Giles, Woodstock Road (serving all stops), Wolvercote Roundabout and Sunderland Avenue to resume normal route at Banbury Road.
  • Services towards Oxford will follow the same diversion in reverse, but will set passengers down at the Randolph Hotel stop on Beaumont Street.

city6 

  • Services travelling from Oxford will not be affected.
  • Towards Oxford, city6 will be unable to serve the Magdalen Street stop and will therefore set passengers down at the Randolph Hotel stop on Beaumont Street.

park&ride300

  • Services travelling from Oxford will not be affected.
  • Towards Oxford and Redbridge, park&ride300 will be unable to serve the George Street stops A1 and A5. Buses will therefore set passengers down at the Randolph Hotel stop on Beaumont Street.
  • For park&ride300 towards Redbridge, please use the stops at Westgate Centre.

park&ride500

  • All the usual park&ride500 stops on Banbury Road (in both directions) will not be served.
  • Buses will instead travel from Magdalen Street via St Giles, Woodstock Road (serving Radcliffe Observatory, St Margaret’s Road, Lathbury Road, Beech Croft Road, South Parade and Squitchey Lane stops), Wolvercote Roundabout and Sunderland Avenue to resume normal route at Banbury Road.
  • Services towards Oxford will follow the same diversion in reverse, but will set passengers down at the Randolph Hotel stop on Beaumont Street and travel via Worcester Street to Park End Street, where normal route will be resumed. As a result, park&ride500 services will also be unable to serve the George Street stops A1 and A5.

cityX13

  • Buses will be unable to serve the stops on Oxford Road or Cherwell Drive (in both directions) for the duration of the road closure in Marston. Your cityX13 will therefore travel straight from Marston Road to Headley Way.
  • Passengers are advised to use the Crotch Crescent or Copse Lane stops as alternatives. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.