BROOKESkey Travel Offers
Exclusively available to Oxford Brookes University students and staff, the BROOKESkey allows access to discounted travel products on our local services. Previously the BROOKESkey was offered on a physical 'smart card', however it is now exclusively issued on the Oxford Bus Company app.
From academic year 2020/2021, all BROOKESkey applications will now be fulfilled via the Oxford Bus Company app. Please do not download the app from the App Store or Google Play until your application has been processed - you will be sent details of what to do by email. This will make the application process more efficient, simpler to use and allow you to store your BROOKESkey pass on your phone for easy access.
Applications incur a charge of £8 and the app also contains many other great features such as journey planning, live bus tracking, and tickets for other services such as coaches to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
These offers are restricted to Brookes University students and staff - you must carry your student/staff ID with you at all times when travelling.
12 Single Journeys - cityzone
Includes journeys on any Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel local buses (coaches excluded) within cityzone. Includes BROOKESbus and NU night services. 12 journeys for £12.
12 Single Journeys - cityzone & South Oxfordshire zone
Includes journeys on any Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel local buses (coaches excluded) within cityzone & South Oxfordshire zone. Includes BROOKESbus and NU night services. 12 journeys for £19.
the airline coaches
Oxford to Heathrow Airport
Period Return on the airline coach service from Oxford to Heathrow Airport. £21 Period Return, valid for up to 3 months.
Oxford to Gatwick Airport
A Period Return on the airline coach service from Oxford to Gatwick Airport. £29 Period Return, valid for up to 3 months.
In addition to the above offers, the below time based passes are for unlimited travel on our BROOKESbus services. The BROOKESbus is a public service with tailored travel routes to help Oxford Brookes University students.
Inclusive Travel Pass: Some Oxford Brookes University students are eligible for free travel on BROOKESbuses. Students who meet the eligibility criteria will have their BROOKESkey accounts updated with an extra Inclusive Travel Pass. Click here to check the eligibility criteria.
Please note: Depending on individual circumstances, students may not be eligible for the Inclusive Travel Pass for the full duration of their course.
An Academic Annual pass for the BROOKESbus. Valid from 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2021 for £245.
A Calendar Annual pass for the BROOKESbus. Valid from 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2021 for £245.
A Semester One pass for the BROOKESbus. Valid from 01/09/2020 - 31/12/2020 for £110.
A Semester Two pass for the BROOKESbus. Valid from 01/01/2021 - 30/06/2021 for £165.
A Summer Pass for the BROOKESbus. Valid from 01/07/2021 - 31/08/2021 for £40.
Time-based options include unlimited travel on the BROOKESbusU1 and BROOKESbusU5 services.
It also includes travel on the NU night services (NU1 and NU5) for just £1 a journey.
Buy on the Bus
In addition to the BROOKESkey offers, Oxford Brookes staff and students can show their valid University ID card for a single discounted travel fare, on our city zone services.
Oxford Brookes University ID discounted travel
Single journey (one way) for £1.20 - Exclusive to Oxford Brookes students and staff
A single (one way) ticket on any Oxford Bus Company or Thames Travel local bus (coaches excluded) within cityzone. Simply show your valid Oxford Brookes photo ID card to the driver to pay the discounted fare price.