Banbury to get new airport link

Luke Marion, Oxford Bus Company and Robert Eaton, Birmingham Airport, announce the new 'airline' Bus route NNL-160707-101924001
Luke Marion, Oxford Bus Company and Robert Eaton, Birmingham Airport, announce the new 'airline' Bus route NNL-160707-101924001

Banbury will have a direct coach link to Birmingham Airport with the launch of a new service.

Oxford Bus Company has announced a new route for its express coach service, ‘the airline’.

The new service ‘BHX’ started this week will operate 10 round trips a day, seven days a week linking Oxford with Birmingham Airport.The service will stop at Banbury Stroud Park and then Warwick before terminating at the new Resorts World Birmingham complex.

Oxford Bus Company managing director Phil Southall said: “The airline is already the best way to get to Heathrow and Gatwick airports from Oxford, and for many years our customers have asked us to look at the possibility of starting a route to Birmingham.

“However the new route isn’t just for those visiting the airport – there are a number of great leisure destinations along the route, both at the Resorts World and NEC campus, and in Warwick where customers can visit the magnificent castle and enjoy the many independent shops and restaurants located in the historic town.

“There are also strong academic links between Oxford and Warwick University and we hope the new service, with its park and ride connection will help facilitate further development of these. We also expect the new North Banbury stop will be welcomed by commuters, and will give improved connections for visitors to the Banbury Gateway shopping park.”