• X90 Service Changes

    From Sunday 28th October 2018, changes will be made to your X90 Oxford - London service timetable. We’ll also be introducing some affordable fares, and a brand new advance booking portal!

Timetable Changes

From the above date, your X90 coaches will operate up to every half an hour between Oxford and London. Please see the timetable below for details.

X90 Timetable - Valid from 28th October 2018 (PDF, 112KB)

Good value, always!

Travel to London for less! From Sunday 28th October, X90 fares even more affordable:

  • Adult Single £8 (previously £15)
  • Adult 3-Month Period Return £14 (previously £20)
  • Group 3-Month Period Return £40 (previously £45)
  • Child Single £4 (previously £7.50)
  • Child 3-Month Period Return £7 (previously £10)
  • Young Person/Senior Single £7 (previously £11)
  • Young Person/Senior 3-Month Period Return £12 (previously £15)

No changes to our period passes, multi-trip tickets and Hillingdon fares. However, Night Owl tickets are no longer available - because the regular return fares are even cheaper!

You don’t have to book weeks in advance, or search multiple sites for the best deals - with the X90 there are no hidden charges. You pay the same price on the day as when you book ahead and reserve your seat online. X90 offers good value, no matter when you travel.

Reserve your seat!

Use your advanced booking portal to reserve your seat before you travel.

Visit our new site for details: x90booking.oxfordbus.co.uk

Why the changes to the timetable?

We conducted extensive market research and customer focus groups over a six-month period and based the changes to the service on feedback and additional economic factors. Our market research identified our fares were about right for regular commuters, but not attractive enough to attract less frequent users. We need to attract these users to be able to continue to offer the good value long term fares for our regular commuters, that we know are valued by customers. Therefore, we decided we needed to reduce our single and return prices to ensure the service remains attractive to as wide a spread of potential users as possible and we could only do this by reducing costs on the service.

Unfortunately, this meant it was necessary to reduce costs on the service, and therefore the number of journeys we operate to remain competitive on price. Some key factors influenced this decision. While our commuter passenger numbers remain healthy due to our value for money season tickets, our leisure passenger numbers are lower. Additionally, the upcoming London Ultra Low Emission Zone in London will mean some of our coaches will not be able to enter London from April 2019 without incurring large fines. We have ordered some new coaches which are due for delivery in February 2019 but cannot justify the cost of replacing all non-compliant coaches, due to the economics of the service.  

We do hope this goes some way to explaining the factors behind the recent change to our X90 service. We are committed to the service and have taken these steps to be able to continue to provide a great value for money service for our customers.