Getting to Oxford

PLANE

LONDON AIRPORTS

There are 6 airports in London: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Southend and London City. Nevertheless, Heathrow and Gatwick airports are better connected to Oxford by a bus company called The Airline, with very frequent buses 24/7. The bus takes from 1.5h to 2h to arrive in Oxford. 
Prices:

  • From Heathrow: one way £23 | return £30.
  • From Gatwick: one way £28 | return £32. 

You may also choose to fly to Luton or Stansted airports. You can travel to Oxford from these airports with the 737 bus (National Express). It might take you from 2h to 4h to get to Oxfrod.
Prices:

  • From Luton: one way £30.
  • From Stansted: one way £40.

NOTE: There are no direct connections with the airports of London City and London Southend. 

OTHER AIRPORTS

If you fly to Birmingham airport, it takes around 1 hour to get to Oxford train station by train. One way ticket might cost you £18.

TRAINS AND COACHES FROM LONDON STATIONS

You can also travel from London to Oxford by train or bus. Trains take around 50 minutes to arrive in Oxford from London Paddington or London Marylebone. Prices vary depending on peak and season time, but it usually costs around £25 return. 

Note that travelling by bus, however, is the most affordable option. There are two main bus lines which might cost around £18 return: X90 bus and Oxford Tube. Both depart from Victoria Station approximately every 20 minutes . 

TRAVELLING BY CAR? PARKING MATTERS

Car access is restricted in the city and parking is very limited (and usually quite expensive), thus we do not recommend  you to travel by car unless necessary. Nevertheless, if you wish to come by car, we recommend you use the Park and Ride parking places outside Oxford (e.g., Thornhill, Redbridge, Seacourt & Peartree). You can park your car there for approximately £2 per day and then take a shuttle bus to Oxford city centre. Please note that there are various Park and Rides with different names and different locations. Even though the Park and Ride car parks are clearly signposted as you approach the city, make sure you write down the name of the Park and Ride where you leave your car and remember the bus line that takes you to central Oxford! Note that bus service is frequent all day and through the evening.

Driving to Oxford Brookes University – Headington Campus:

  • From the South – take the M40, leave at junction 8 and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for the city centre on the London Road.
  • From the North – take the M40, leave at junction 8A and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for the city centre on the London Road.
  • If you are coming to Oxford via another route, we recommend you take the ring road to the Headington Roundabout and then follow the signs to the city centre along the London Road. Then, continue along London Road, past the Headington shops. Go straight on at the traffic lights with the White Horse public house on the right and then at the next set of traffic lights turn left. Gipsy Lane site is on the right. Headington Hill site is approximately a further 500 metres straight on from the Gipsy Lane junction on the right.

TAXI NUMBERS 

  • 001 Taxis – (01865) 240000
  • ABC Radio Taxi- (01865) 242424
  • Royal Cars – (01865) 777333