Most coach services, including National Express coaches, the Oxford Tube and the Oxford Bus Company’s services to London depart from the Gloucester Green coach station in the centre of Oxford.
The coach station operates 24 hours but the National Express ticket office is only open 8.50am–5pm, although ticket machines operate outside these hours. The Oxford Bus Company also have a ticket office at Gloucester Green (open Mon–Fri 7am–7pm, Sat 8am–6pm, Sun 9am–5pm).
It is primarily an outdoor coach terminal so you don’t get the airport-style facilities that you may find at coach terminals in some larger cities although the city centre location means that there are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby including several pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Several coach companies operate services from Oxford to destinations throughout the UK with frequent services between London and Oxford. These include National Express, the Oxford Bus Company, the Oxford Tube and Megabus. The competition between bus and coach companies makes Oxford a relatively cheap excursion from London.
The Oxford Bus Company’s X90 service links London (Victoria Coach Station) with Oxford (Gloucester Green). Daytime departures are every 15 minutes and the coaches feature free Wi-Fi access and power points at each seat. The Oxford Bus Company also runs the Airline bus between Oxford and Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
The Oxford Tube has very frequent coach services linking Oxford with London.
Megabus coach services don’t use Gloucester Green coach station. Northbound Megabus services stop outside The Taylorian on St Giles Street and southbound Megabus services stop on Beaumont Street near The Randolph Hotel.