Passenger Information - Onward Travel

Onward Travel

RAF Brize Norton offers a variety of ways for passengers to onward move from the Air Terminal to their home units. These services are for military passengers, their dependents and MOD civilians only.

Coach Travel

RAF Brize Norton provides a coach service from the Air Terminal to Oxford Rail and Coach Station and Heathrow Airport (LHR) Terminals 1 & 5.

This service is provided for the arrival of South Atlantic Airbridge, Cyprus Trooper schedule and Op HERRICK scheduled flights only. For all other flights it is the passengers/Units responsibility to provide transport. Passengers who wish to use this service must collect a ticket from the information desk in the Inbound Lounge prior to boarding the coach. Passengers for London Gatwick are to connect with the LHR/LGW transfer coach service at LHR.

Please note that due to the fact that this service does not run on a schedule, this service will not collect passengers from Heathrow or Oxford Rail or Coach Station. Passengers may not alight from the coach at any stops en route to Oxford/LHR.

NEW - Saturday Cyprus Schedule Flights - All military passengers, their dependents and MOD civilians arriving from Cyprus on Saturday evening are entitled to the free coach service provided by RAF Brize Norton MT. Due to the late time of arrival for this flight, and the departure times of the last services from Oxford Rail station and London airports, it is not possible to connect passengers to trains or onward flights on Saturday night. For LHR, the coach will depart Sunday morning at 0330hrs from the GWH. For Oxford Rail station the coach will depart Sunday morning at 0700hrs from the GWH. Seats for the coaches must be pre-booked on arrival at the Air Terminal at RAF Brize Norton.

Rail Travel

The nearest railway stations to RAF Brize Norton are Oxford and Swindon. For the most up-to-date train times and routes visit National Rail Enquiries or Telephone 08457 484950

Hire Cars

There are a number of hire car companies that operate independently from RAF Brize Norton. These are now based just outside the main gate of RAF Brize Norton at the hire car carpark. Passengers will not be allowed access to RAF Brize Norton with their hire car. A shuttle service is provided from the hire car carpark to and from the Air Terminal.

You can arrange for a hire car to be booked through the FMCC in theatre or you can book it on arrival at RAF Brize Norton. Thrifty hire car company does not operate from RAF Brize Norton. Any vehicles belonging to this company may not be left at the hire car carpark.

The hire car company desks are manned from 0800 - 1700 all week therefore, passengers arriving outside of these times must make alternative arrangements directly with the hire car company.

Contact details for the car rental companies operating at RAF Brize Norton can be found on the attached link.

Fuel: If you are driving a Service vehicle or diesel car hired through the MOD contract, you can refuel at RAF Brize Norton. If you do not already have a key for the ERIC system, a visitor’s key can be obtained from MT Ops. Ask for directions to either the fuel pumps or MT Ops from the Main Gate. Note that we have NO PETROL and we cannot provide fuel cards to visitors. Therefore if you have a petrol hire car you must get a fuel card from your own unit or pay for the petrol yourself and claim it back on JPA. You can get an advance from JPA if required. There is a petrol station just outside the main gate on the road towards Witney and the A40.


Taxi companies that are authorised to enter RAF Brize Norton are listed below:

  • ACE Cabs - 01993 840055
  • Andrea's Cabs - 07525984600
  • Angela's Cabs - 01993 771122
  • Charlie's Taxis - 01993 845253
  • Damo's - 01993 703322
  • Mark One - 01993840405
  • Road Runner - 07881 965008

Transport on camp

Busses run around camp to transport passengers as required on the following routes:

· Pax 1/2: Bus Stop in MT Ops compound – Air Terminal – Gateway House – Air Terminal – Bus Stop in MT Ops compound

(The bus stop is just across from the main gate. Gateway House is a short walk from the medium/long term car park)

· Pax 3: Hire Car parking – Armoury – Air Terminal – Armoury – Hire Car parking

(Turn left at the roundabout just before the main gate for the hire car parking)

Busses will automatically be sent to collect passengers from the Air Terminal for flights arriving into RAF Brize Norton. For all other times and locations, contact the staff in that area who will call MT Ops for you to arrange transport. For the hire car parking, speak to the guard. For the bus stop in the MT compound, speak to the guards at the front gate reception.

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