Until July 2018, the 499 bus service was subsidised by Northamptonshire County Council and operated by Heyfordian. The service linked King's Sutton with the local towns of Banbury and Brackley, as well as the villages of Aynho, Charlton, Croughton and Evenley. The service has now been withdrawn. Councils in those areas affected by the loss of a scheduled bus service are currently discussing alternatives, which will be promoted if and when agreement is reached.
King’s Sutton Parish Council subsidises a fortnightly Shopper bus service operated by Cheney Coaches, which follows schedule to be found in the Events Diary here.
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 from Banbury Bus Station
Bus Fare: £2.00 return – Pay on board
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.)
Anyone resident in King’s Sutton is entitled to an annual bus pass giving free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England provided he or she is:
“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.