Your holiday starts here
Want to start enjoying your holiday a little sooner?
With the airline coach service, it begins before you even reach the airport; on luxury coaches running throughout the day from Oxford and High Wycombe to Heathrow Airport. You will benefit from:
- Direct connections to the terminal building
- No driving, no parking, no shuttles
- Competitive fares, cheaper than a taxi
- Convenient stop locations in Oxford
- Extra leg room, USB charging and free WiFi on-board
- Mobile app, enabling you to track your bus, view live departures and buy tickets
Timetables for the airline
Please ensure you are at the bus stop at least 10 mins before the coach is due.
The arrival times provided on these timetables are estimates and can be affected by traffic. Please allow sufficient time between coach arrival and flight check in time – we recommend 1 hour.
Travel times (subject to traffic conditions):
- Oxford to Heathrow Terminal 5 – 80 mins
- Oxford to Heathrow Central Bus Station – 90 mins
The airline fares
Oxford – Heathrow
Children are defined as 5-15 years old. Children under the age of 5 years can travel for free.
Group tickets are valid for up to 4 people (must include at least one adult).
Period return tickets: give you the flexibility to make your return journey within 1 month.
2 trips and 12 trips tickets: valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Fixed date return tickets: you must book a specific date and time for both your outbound and inbound trip.
Flexible return tickets: allow you to book your first part of the journey and return anytime within 12 months.
Gatwick time-based products include travel on Heathrow services as well as local Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel services within cityzone and South Oxfordshire Zone.
High Wycombe – Heathrow
Lewknor – Heathrow
Lewknor – Oxford
Commute to Heathrow from Oxford or High Wycombe? Purchase a Colleague Carnet ticket for the Airline coach service on the Oxford Bus mobile App.
- Oxford – Heathrow Colleague Carnet: 12 single trips for £90 – 57% less than buying return tickets on the coach.
- High Wycombe – Heathrow Colleague Carnet: 12 single trips for £70 – 38% less than buying return tickets on the coach.
Travel more regularly? If you’re commuting between High Wycombe and the airport, you can purchase an annual pass for £1000. This has the added benefit of including travel an all Carousel Buses local services, meaning you can get around Buckinghamshire hassle-free.
The pass is only available on an Oxford Bus Company smartcard – click here to find out more.
Note: in order to use these passes you must carry your Heathrow ID with you (obtainable only from the Heathrow ID Centre).
Where to get on and off
Terminal 1, 2 or 3
Central Bus Station is a short walk from Terminals 1, 2 & 3. Lifts, escalators and moving walkways are available to help with the journey.
Using Terminal 4? A free bus transfer to Terminal 4 leaves from bus stand 7 at Terminal 5.
Using Terminal 5? Our airline coach leaves from stand 10 at the arrivals concourse to take you to Oxford.
The coach stop (for travel towards the airports) is located just off the M40, near the village of Lewknor. Please see the map below for more information.
For travel towards Oxford please note that the stop towards Oxford is located several hundred yards away – click here to view on Google Maps.
Central Bus Station is a short walk from Terminals 1, 2 & 3. Lifts, escalators and moving walkways are available to help with the journey. Click here to see an interactive map on the Heathrow Airport website (opens in a new tab).
The journey between High Wycombe and Heathrow takes approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. When planning your journey, please ensure you allow plenty of time for unexpected delays. We recommend aiming to arrive at the airport at least 1 hour prior to your check-in opening time.
You are allowed to stow two suitcases (up to 20kg each) in the luggage hold of the vehicle and take one small item of hand luggage on board the coach. A surcharge of £2 is payable per additional suitcase.
Large items such as skis, trunks and cycles can only be transported if space permits and this is at the driver’s discretion. A surcharge of £2 is payable per large item. Items must be suitably packaged. Whilst we take every care possible to ensure the safe carriage of your items, we still strongly recommend that you take out insurance.
Our coaches are not equipped with special car seats for babies/toddlers. You are welcome to bring your own but if this is not convenient, the child can be seated on your lap.
We understand that flights can be delayed or occasionally arrive earlier than planned. To give you piece of mind, we offer 24 hours flexibility either side of the chosen time for journeys from the airport. You can therefore board an earlier or later departure, as needed. Your existing booking will still be valid.
We recommend aiming to arrive at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before the coach is due to depart. Please ensure you are ready to pay or have your ticket/booking to hand.
A seat can only be reserved for a specific coach by making an advance booking online. Paper tickets purchased on board, app trips and key smartcard journeys do not guarantee a seat; these can be used flexibly on any departure within their validity. Don’t worry, we always keep over half of the coach available for passengers who arrive without bookings.
Our coaches have many facilities to ensure you can travel in comfort and arrive feeling as relaxed as possible. These include toilets, WiFi, USB charging points and climate control, to name a few.
The journey between Oxford and Heathrow takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. When planning your journey, please ensure you allow plenty of time for unexpected delays. We recommend aiming to arrive at the airport at least 1 hour prior to your check-in opening time.
We strongly recommend you aim to arrive at the airport at least 1 hour before check-in for your flight opens. This is to ensure you have extra time in case of unexpected delays.
Don’t worry! Tickets booked for travel from either Heathrow or Gatwick airport may be used up to 24 hours before or after the service you have booked for. For travel from Oxford to Heathrow and Gatwick, your ticket may be used up to 2 hours before or after the service you have booked for. In both instances however, no seat can be guaranteed.
Bookings must be made at least 12 hours in advance of travel. If you missed the booking window, don’t worry, you can buy your ticket from the coach driver upon boarding or via the Oxford Bus app.
We do not require a physical copy of your booking confirmation. You can save your ticket on your device and scan the QR code upon boarding. Please show the PDF ticket, and not a screenshot.
Unfortunately, pets are not carried on our coach services except for registered guide/assistance dogs.