We are very sorry but in support of government policies to manage the Coronavirus pandemic, and the interests and safety of our passengers and drivers, we are cancelling all OurBus Services from the end of day on Friday March 20th until further notice.

We recognise that for many of our passengers this may cause you difficulties in accessing shops and services; however a number of support mechanisms are being put in place by Parish Councils and other local community organisations. In Middle Barton for example, the Parish Council is working with volunteers to provide a way of making sure that anyone who is unable to leave their home can make this known, and someone will be in contact to help. Every household will receive a leaflet on Saturday 29th explaining how this will work.
The Middle Barton Good Neighbour scheme also provides this type of service and will be working alongside the Parish Council and can be contacted on 07486 996971

We recognise that our passengers in other villages may not have access to these types of services, but would hope that something similar will be set up locally for your support. If however, you do not have access to these services, please let us know on 01869 699 699 and we will do our best to try and help.


OurBus Bartons was established in 2016, by a group of dedicated volunteers responding to cuts that left their local community without public transport, and the twin spectres of rural isolation and stagnation looming. OurBus Bartons provides a scheduled weekday bus service along nine routes linking our local community with transport hubs in larger villages, health centres and supermarkets. After a successful first year, we added a second vehicle. We added new routes and welcomed our 10,000 passenger in our second and our first new bus in our third. OurBus Bartons has worked with Middle Barton School to provide its Breakfast Bus since May 2019, is available to hire most evenings and weekends and is always happy to receive donations or support from volunteers!

 Download our latest Timetable!

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  • You asked, We listened!

    February 2020 - We listened to our passengers and today marks the start of our additional weekly service to Kidlington via Yarnton and Begbroke. Supporting our community is great, but we need more volunteer drivers to support OurBus Bartons!

  • West Oxfordshire Success!

    August 2019 - We're very proud to be the subject of a four-page feature in Coach & Bus Week!

  • Our New Bus!

    March 2019 - Introducing: Bella (or OB3) - our first new bus. Many thanks to you for your generous donations and determined fundraising. She goes straight onto service straight away, and was formally welcomed at our AGM on Sunday 2nd of June 2019.

  • Looking After Our Own

    February 2019 - Elderly members of a nearby Day Centre Club living in Middle Barton will still be able to attend thanks to their Community Bus Service.

  • New Partnership

    December 2018 - Both of our buses now sport ‘Smiths of Bletchington‘ logos as our second sponsor!

  • Running for Our Bus

    August 2018 - Helen Christie, a recently trained volunteer driver is running the Oxford Half Marathon on 7th October
    2018. She has chosen to ‘Run for Our Bus’ and will be wearing one of our limited edition running vests.
    You can support Helen by clicking on her picture! 

  • Ouch

    July 18 - Belinda was rear-ended just outside Deddington last week. Thankfully the bus was not carrying any passengers and our driver walked away. We're going to run as usual with our second bus - It's up to our insurers now...

  • 10,000 and not out!

    June18 - Julie Rogers was our 10,000th passenger in just under two years!

  • 'From the Ground Up'

    March 18 - We have been featured in the Spring edition of The Community Transport Association's Journal, Together. Read the full article on our news page.

  • At the forefront of National issues

    Jan 2018 - Great to welcome Transport Minister Jesse Norman MP & Robert Courts MP to visit Our Bus Bartons, to celebrate our wonderful achievement and discuss the future, including how they can support us and others.

OurBus Bartons
OurBus Bartons aims to "provide transport facilities for those Residents of The Bartons and surrounding villages who have difficulty in using public transport because of age, sickness, mental or physical disability, poverty, or because of the lack of availability of adequate and safe public transport services".