University of Oxford
14th-18th July 1998
Getting to Oxford
Getting to Oxford by Air
The most convenient airports for Oxford are London Gatwick and London
- London Heathrow is situated about 20 miles west of Central London
and is the larger and more convenient airport. The X70 bus service
Heathrow and Oxford. The
journey time is approximately 70 minutes and the buses run every 30 mins
during the day. Timetables and fares are
available on the
Citylink X70 page.
- London Gatwick is situated about 35 miles south-west of Central London.
There is a train service between Oxford and Gatwick South Terminal. Some
trains are direct and others require a change at Reading. Times may be
UK Railway timetables. Alternatively, a bus service (citylink X80)
is available. The
journey time is 2hrs 10mins and the buses run every two hours. Timetables
and fares are available on the
Citylink X80 Page.
Getting to Oxford by Coach
- From London: There are two frequent coach services between
Central London and Oxford,
the Oxford Tube and
time is approximately 100 minutes, and a period return is typically 9 pounds.
Both services start at London Victoria bus station.
- From Other Locations: Most long distance coach routes in England
are operated by
Getting to Oxford by Rail
Oxford railway station is approximately 15 minutes walk west of the city
centre (see maps above).
Bus and taxi services are available from outside the station. Service
information is obtainable from:
Getting to Oxford by Car
Oxford is 56 miles (90km) west of London.
Driving to Oxford
The centre of Oxford is a large one-way system and, if you wish to get near
the conference locations, coming in from the North is strongly advised.
Parking near the conference locations is minimal.
- Oxford is just off the M40 motorway linking London to Birmingham.
- The A34 links Oxford with Newbury, Winchester and Southampton
- The A40 passes through Oxford as it travels from London to
Gloucester and South Wales.
Parking in Oxford
Parking in Oxford is very limited and expensive and the traffic wardens are
strict and efficient. The only large, central car-park is the multi-storey
behind the Westgate shopping centre. As an alternative, consider the
Park and Ride services on the main roads into Oxford:
Bus services run from these car-parks every few minutes, Monday-Friday:
7am-6:30pm, Saturday: 8am-6:30pm, Sunday: no service. Parking is free and
the fare into Oxford is 1 pound.
- Pear Tree, on the A34 North
- Seacourt, on the A420 West
- Redbridge, on the A4144 South
- Thornhill, on the A40 East
Getting to Oxford by Eurostar
Direct trains are available from Paris and Brussels to London via the
The Eurostar terminal is at London Waterloo and a short connection on the
underground is required to London Victoria (for buses to Oxford)
or London Paddington (for trains to Oxford).
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Last updated: 20th February 1998
Enquiries to: Colin Marsh