Think of PickMeUp as Uber for buses. Run by the Oxford Bus Company, this ride-sharing minibus service responds to your demands and matches your location/requirements to their availability. You tell them where you want the journey to begin. They will then pick you up from a ‘virtual bus stop’ within a short walkable distance of where you are.

PickMeUp provides a service around the ring road or to other locations that could be reached more directly without having to change buses in the city.

University staff can benefit from a great discount scheme which gives you £10 of credit. Journeys usually cost £3.00 (on-peak) or £2.50 (off-peak) so in most cases this will buy three to four free trips.

To take advantage of this offer: 

  • download the PickMeUp App – available in iOS and Android versions – and enter the promo code oxuni18x4
  • tell the app where you are and where you want to go, and it will tell you where to wait 
  • show your University staff ID card when boarding.

What else you need to know:

  • most trips within the area the service covers cost £3.00 (on-peak) or £2.50 (off-peak). The price doubles if users book it to travel along a route that is already served by an Oxford Bus Company bus service
  • trips between 9pm and midnight on Saturdays cost an extra £1
  • the service runs 6am to 11pm during the week, 7am to midnight on Saturdays and 9am to 9pm on Sundays and Bank holidays
  • for more information visit the PickMeUp section of the Oxford Bus Company website.



PickMeUp app


Contact us

Sustainable Travel team

+44 (0) 1865 2 88782



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