Arrival and travel during the conference


Those staying at Queens College and New College - you should tell the bus driver that your stop is 'HIGH STREET - QUEEN's COLLEGE'.

Queen's College will be just opposite the bus stop. This link shows the walk to the NEW COLLEGE.

Those staying at Keble, Balliol or Wolfson College should travel to the final bus stop - Gloucester Green and either walk or travel by taxi to their destination.

When travelling by bus from the airport please ensure that you have some cash in GBP. The bus drivers do not accept card payments. You can pay also in euros or US dollars but the exchange rate used is very disappointing. The price of the 'period return' ticket from Heathrow to Oxford is GBP 29, from Gatwick to Oxford it is GBP 37.

How to get to Oxford:

From London airports

The best option is London Heathrow airport, with a 90-minute ride to the city centre. Keep this in mind when choosing your flight.

London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by The Airline coach service, which operates a direct frequent service 24 hours a day.

London Stansted airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757 coach service, running every two hours.

By train

A direct service operates between Oxford and London Paddington (approximately every 30 minutes), and between Oxford and Birmingham New Street. Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the South via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading. For information contact National Rail Enquiries.

By bus

Coaches arrive at Gloucester Green Coach Station in the city centre.
Frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with London (peak times every 10-20 minutes). 

The X90 service includes Victoria Coach Station, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Baker Street/Gloucester Place and Hillingdon.
The Oxford Tube service includes Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd's Bush, and Hillingdon. 

For information on coaches to other major cities and airports contact National Express.


By car

Oxford: M40-A34

Bristol-Oxford: M32-M4-A34

Cardiff-Oxford: M4-A420

Edinburgh-Oxford: A74(M)-A74-M6-M42-M40-A34

Glasgow-Oxford: M74-A74(M)-M6-M42-M40-A34

London-Oxford: A40-M40-A40

Manchester-Oxford: M56-M6-M42-M40-A34

Newcastle-Oxford: A1-A1(M)-M1-A43-M40-A34

Nottingham-Oxford: M1-A43-M40-A34

Parking in Oxford

Many Oxford streets are closed to traffic and parking is severely limited. Visitors are encouraged to use the Park and Ride bus services which operate between the city centre and parking areas on the outskirts at Pear Tree, Woodstock Road (north); Water Eaton (north); Seacourt, Botley Road (west); Redbridge, Abingdon Road (south); and Thornhill, London Road (east).


Taxi ranks are located at Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and St Giles' in the city centre.

A list of taxi companies can be found on Oxfordshire's Visitor Information Centre website.

Tourist information websites





More information

            The Airline (bus route to airports)

            National Express

            Train timetables and information

            Oxford Bus Company

            The Oxford Tube

            Oxford Park and Ride

            Visitor Information Centre

            University access guide


Journey planners

            Transport Direct - door-to-door journey planner




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