Green travel options
West Oxfordshire has a wealth of alternative travel options for your commute and leisure time to help you leave your car at home.
Cycle and footpaths
- Cycling in Oxfordshire item on Cycling UK website for journey planner, routes and groups
- Cycle Streets website to plot your cycle route and find out how much CO2 you could save
- Oxfordshire Cotswolds website for free downloadable walks
Car travel options
Car sharing has many benefits including reducing emissions and fuel costs for your journey. Oxfordshire liftshare provides a matching service for all those who live, work and travel in and around Oxfordshire as well as longer journeys to other locations outside the county, visit:
Car Clubs provide vehicles to members to pay-as-they-drive. Clubs tend to be organised on a community basis with cars being located as close to a cluster of members as possible.
The following Community Action Groups are looking for interest in their areas:
For more information on car clubs visit:
Electric car charging points
To find your nearest car charging point, please:
- view the West Oxfordshire Zap map
Public transport enquiries
For any journey by public transport:
- check Traveline to find out the best way from A to B.
If you are over 65 or need support, you can contact the Oxfordshire Travel Advice Line by:
- calling 01865 323738 or
- emailing Oxfordshire Travel Advice Line
Train travel offers quick and direct access to many destinations, and is two-thirds less polluting than travelling by car.
There are seven railway stations in West Oxfordshire on the Cotswolds Line which runs from London Paddington to Hereford and Worcester:
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- Combe *
- Finstock *
- Ascott-under-Wychwood *
- Shipton *
* One service a day both ways. For train times visit:
Travelling by bus is half as polluting as a car - and a bus can carry as many passengers as 30 cars. It also offers a relaxing journey giving you time to read a book or listen to music.
For details of bus services in West Oxfordshire visit:
Timetable text services
Bus stop codes are shown at most bus stops or check on the Traveline website. Get bus times for your bus stop on your mobile. Please visit:
Where conventional public transport is limited or non-existent in rural areas Community Transport schemes can play an important role in filling in the gaps.
For information about starting a community transport scheme such as voluntary drivers or minibuses, or general enquiries about access to services:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Call 01865 883488.
West Oxfordshire Sustainable Transport Forum
This forum aims to increase the number of people using sustainable methods of transport such as walking, cycling, public transport, car sharing and car clubs.
Current projects include:
- mapping cycle parking and installing it in the main West Oxfordshire towns and villages, and
- producing a leisure cycling and walking map.
Membership is open to all environmental community groups, businesses, walking and cycling enthusiasts, Sustrans representatives, local public transport operators and relevant statutory bodies in the West Oxfordshire area.
To find out more or join the forum, call 01993 861000.
Carterton Town Council
Chipping Norton Town Council
Eynsham Parish Council
Oxfordshire County Council Highways and Transport
Community First Oxfordshire which was Oxfordshire Rural Community Council
RAF Brize Norton
Transition Eynsham Area
Transition Chipping Norton
West Oxfordshire District Council