Our services operate to and from Heathrow Terminal 5, the Compass Centre (on request only) and Central Bus Station. Please see maps below for stop locations.

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COVID-19 Temporary Timetable Changes

IMPORTANT: From Sunday 9th August 2020, we made slight adjustments to the airline timetables. The departure times at the terminals are not affected. For more details, please click here or view the special timetable below

The 22:00, 00:00 and 02:00 services from Gloucester Green show LGW Gatwick on the front of the coach and serve Heathrow Central Bus Station only (not terminal 5). These services depart from bay 13.

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: COVID-19 Timetable

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your airline coaches are currently operating to a special timetable that matches the levels of demand and allows for effective social distancing measures to be practiced. We run every hour to Heathrow Airport throughout the day. Please note, this timetable includes both LHR and LGW journeys.

the airline - COVID-19 Timetable from 9th August 2020 (PDF, 64KB)


Booking for more than 8 people? Ensure you buy your tickets in multiples of 4 to get the best value!

Dollar and Euro note payments are accepted. To see current rates click here.

Oxford to Heathrow

The period return and group return tickets give you the flexibility to make your return journey within 3 months. Children are defined as 5-15 years old. Group return tickets are valid for up to 4 people (must include at least one adult). 12-trip tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

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Time-based Products

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.

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Lewknor to Heathrow

Period Returns (which allow return journeys within 3 months of purchase) are £30 for an adult and £15 for a child (5 - 15 years). Group return tickets for up to 4 people (must include at least one adult) are great value at £70.

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Lewknor to Oxford

You can also use the airline services to travel from Lewknor to Oxford City Centre.

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Need to travel into Oxford to catch the airline?

With the airline flyer ticket, your local bus journey is FREE! This means that one ticket covers your entire journey from your nearest convenient Oxford Bus Company or Thames Travel bus stop, all the way through to the airline bus stop and on to Heathrow or Gatwick Airports. The airline flyer ticket applies to single, day/next day return or period return tickets.


Groups larger than 10 people?

If you’re travelling in a group that’s larger than 10 people, get in touch with our friendly team via the online form and we might be able to offer you a discount on your journeys.

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Heathrow commuters

Commute to Heathrow from Oxford? Then make your New Year’s resolution a sustainable one. From 1st January 2020, it is possible to purchase a Colleague Carnet ticket for the Airline coach service on the Oxford Bus mobile App. 12 single trips for £90, that’s just £15 per day (a 40% discount compared with the normal fare). Note: you must carry your Heathrow ID with you (obtainable only from the Heathrow ID Centre).

To download the app, simply click on the App Store icon (for Apple devices) or Google Play icon (for Android).



Using Terminals 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. 

Stops in Oxford

Where to catch the airline in Oxford.

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Stops at Heathrow airport

Where to catch the airline at Heathrow Airport and Compass Centre.

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Flying back to/from a different airport? No problem - if you are flying out of Gatwick and returning to Heathrow (or the other way around), buy a return ticket to Gatwick from your driver and it will be accepted on the return journey from either airport. Please note that this applies only to tickets purchased from the driver, not the booking system.

It is not possible to upgrade Oxford-to-Heathrow 12-trip multi-trip or Oxford-to-Heathrow key card trips to Oxford-to-Gatwick alternatives so please select your desired airport carefully when purchasing your tickets.