Local Information

Bicester Train Stations

Bicester is served by two train stations – Bicester North (stops include Banbury, High Wycombe, London and Birmingham) and Bicester Town, which will take you to Oxford via Islip.

For up to date timings please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

Bicester Buses

Bicester’s main bus stop has now been relocated to its permanent position outside the new Sainsbury development. From here, buses run frequently to Oxford via the S5 and X5, as well as to Cambridge and Milton Keynes. There is also a local bus service which runs from across the road, and services the estates and villages.

The S5 to Oxford (via Kidlington) also runs a night service. For up to date timetable information visit www.stagecoachbus.com/localdefault.aspx?Tag=Oxfordshire

Leisure Facilities

Bicester Leisure Centre and Bicester Bowl are both located off of Queens Avenue, opposite Bicester Community College. The facilities include a 25m pool, children’s play and teach pool, gym, sauna, badminton courts and astro turf pitches. For booking, pricing and a full list of available facilities visit www.leisurecentre.com/Centre-Home/bicester-leisure-centre-swimming-gym-spinning-tennis/22.aspx

Shopping

Bicester is well known for its retail outlet, Bicester Village, although there are also a number of chain and independent shops in the Town Centre.

For grocery shopping, there is currently the choice between Tesco, Iceland, Aldi, Lidl and Marks & Spencer, and a new Sainsbury store which has recently opened as part of the town redevelopment works.