Bus Services

499 – Banbury-Brackley-Banbury

The 499 bus service is subsidised by Northamptonshire County Council and operated by Heyfordian. The service links King's Sutton with the local towns of Banbury and Brackley, as well as the villages of Aynho, Charlton, Croughton and Evenley. The 499 stops at the bus shelters in Banbury Lane and Astrop Road and by request at intermediate places.

Click here for the 499 timetable.
Click here for live updates on this service.


Thursday Shopper Service – King’s Sutton-Banbury-King’s Sutton

King’s Sutton Parish Council subsidises the Thursday Shopper bus service operated by Cheney Coaches, which follows this schedule every Thursday:

Outbound (King’s Sutton to Banbury):
09:30 Astrop Road bus shelter
09:35 Junction of Bulls Lane and Banbury Lane

Return from Banbury
12:20 Either from the Bus Station or outside Wilkinsons

Bus Fare: £2.00 return – Pay on board


Bus Services Further Afield

You can use the Traveline website to plan bus journeys from and to a postcode, postal address, town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest. Click here to use the Traveline journey planner. (Ensure the “buses” option only is selected when submitting your journey’s starting point and destination if you just want to use buses.)


Concessionary Bus Passes

Anyone King’s Sutton resident is entitled to an annual bus pass giving free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England provided he or she is:

  • Eligible based on age*
  • Eligible Disabled

“Off-peak” is between 09:30 and 23:00, Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.

* For those born after April 5, 1950, the eligible age for concessionary bus pass entitlement is tied to changes in the State Pension age for women. (This affects both men and women.) Click here to view a table showing the changing dates for women’s State Pension age.

Click here to view comprehensive bus pass information on the Northamptonshire County Council website.

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