Travelling to and around Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is well connected with Roads, railways and coaches linking the county with all the major cities including London, Birmingham and Cambridge.

Trains to Oxford from London

Great Western Railways operates a regular service from London Paddington stopping at Didcot, Oxford and north through the county to the Cotswolds stopping at Long Hanborough, Finstock, Charlbury, Ascott-under-Wychwood and on to Worcester.

Chiltern Railways depart from London Marylebone with stops at Princess Risborough, Haddenham & Thame, Bicester Village, Islip, Oxford Parkway and Oxford station.

London Heathrow and Gatwick airports to Oxford

Visitors arriving at either London Heathrow or London Gatwick can take the Airline coach service directly to Oxford.  The service runs 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Journey times from Heathrow’s central bus station to Oxford Gloucester Green: 90 minutes. From Heathrow Terminal 5 to Oxford Gloucester Green: 80 minutes.

Journey times from Gatwick to Oxford Gloucester Green is 2 to 2.5 hours.

London to Oxford buses

The Oxford Bus Company’s X90 service is 24 hour, 7 days a week luxury coach network linking Oxford and London with departures up to every 15 minutes at peak times.

Stagecoach’s Oxford Tube is a similar service linking London Victoria with Oxford’s Gloucester Green bus station with departures every 12 – 15 minutes at peak times.

Park & Ride – The Gateway to Oxford

The best way to travel into Oxford is to use the Park and Ride. There are 5 Park and Ride car parks located on the outskirts of Oxford with very frequent onward bus journeys into the city centre.

Bus travel in Oxfordshire 

The Oxford Bus Company operates high-frequency services throughout Oxford along with the X90 London service and excellent Airline service.

Stagecoach has an excellent network of bus services across the county including the S5 route linking Oxford and Bicester Village. The S3 and S7 service linking Oxford and Blenheim Palace and the S4 linking Oxford and Banbury.

The City Sightseeing Bus is another way to explore the city and learn more about its history at the same time. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours, so you can hop on and off whenever you like.

Cycling

Cycling is a very popular means of commuting in Oxfordshire. It’s also a great way for visitors to explore Oxford and surrounding areas.

Bainton Bikes offer cycle hire at locations around the city including Oxford Station. Oxford is very flat and there are plenty of cycle lanes and cycle routes to explore.

City Car Parks

Please find parking places in Oxford here, there are a limited number of spaces at city car parks and we do recommend to use Park & Rides for a day visit to avoid disappointment in finding a parking space between April and September.