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PickMeUp is the smart, affordable and easy way to get around Oxford. Request a journey on your phone and share with other passengers going your way. PickMeUp is convenient and easy to use: Simply select your pick-up and drop-off point and a vehicle will meet you at a ‘virtual bus stop’ close to your location within minutes of your request.

Areas we serve:

- We currently serve the ‘Eastern Arc’ of Oxford, including; Marston, Barton, Thornhill P&R, Redbridge P&R, Oxford Business Park, Science Park and Blackbird Leys. For more details, check the app or go to pickmeup.oxfordbus.co.uk.

- Want to see PickMeUp in your area? Let us know! Just send us an email at info@oxfordbus.co.uk and we’ll let you know when we expand.

How does PickMeUp work?
PickMeUp is an on-demand minibus service. It will pick you up from a ‘virtual bus stop’ within a short walkable distance of where you are. The intelligent software works out the best way to take you and our other passengers to their chosen destinations. Simply register your credit or debit card and we’ll be with you in just minutes. You can think of it like a car-pool, only bigger – and you never have to drive yourself! It’s cheaper than a taxi and comes whenever you want it.

When does it operate?
Service operates most hours of the day, 7 days a week. For specific hours, visit our website at pickmeup.oxfordbus.co.uk. Bank holidays will operate to Sunday service hours.

How long will I wait?
On average, PickMeUp will come to you in just a few minutes and you'll always get an accurate estimate of your pick-up ETA before booking. You can also track your PickMeUp minibus in real- time using the app.

How many passengers will I share a car with?
Our minibuses can comfortably accommodate everything from large groups to single passengers, and we’ll always make sure there is space in the vehicle before you are booked.

How much will it cost me?
PickMeUp offers a clear fare upon requesting a journey, so you’ll always know the price before you decide to ride (unlike a taxi that can become unexpectedly expensive, for example when you’re stuck in traffic, or having to make a detour). We show you the cost of your journey up front so you’ll never have any surprises.

- Require special assistance? Contact us and we’ll help you get to where you need to go.

Try PickMeUp, the on-demand ride-sharing minibus service, serving the ‘Eastern Arc’ of Oxford.

Love our app? Please rate us!
Questions? Email us at info@oxfordbus.co.uk

What’s New

Version 3.12

3DS enabled for increased security of in-app payments.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

ftltf ,


Not really sure why Oxford bus company continue this service - all its doing is degrading their reputation. I stood next to the open doors of a completely empty minibus, speaking to the driver, and tried to book a spot on it. It repeatedly told me they were experiencing high demand and couldn’t accommodate my journey. Eventually it tried to book me on to a different bus 20 minutes away. The prices also seem to fluctuate without any reason or obvious pattern - sometimes its 2.50, sometimes its 6 pound. Half the time, because of the constant rerouting, you end up being very late to your destination - even if you give yourself a 30 minute buffer. Given that the service is making losses, its really hard to understand what Oxford Bus Company is doing other than trying to turn customers away from their product, and company more generally. Definitely won’t be using the service ever again

ChrisPikeFan ,

Fantastic Service, Game Changer

This service is getting better and better. Ignore the early bad reviews, it’s such a great idea and the execution is pretty much there. They just need to invest in it more (more buses) as it’s a great way to get cars off the road and up public transport use in a very congested city. Obviously use a bit of common sense that traffic and diversions might add a few minutes to any journey you make, though I’ve not had a late one or been late.

Benjaminswe ,

Huge potential but not quite there yet

A lot of potential and works great when you’re able to book a trip. But during busy periods it becomes very difficult to get a ride. It will be useful as soon, as this service gets to a stage where you know that you can always get a ride within 20 mins.


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