Travelling to Oxford and around Oxfordshire

Oxford and the county are well connected by road, rail, river and cycle routes which link the county with major cities including London, Birmingham and Cambridge.

BY TRAIN

Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway operates two direct services an hour 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

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways runs railway services from London Marylebone to Banbury, Bicester and Oxford. They run 2 trains per hour from Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Bicester Village to London Marylebone, with journey times from 60 minutes.

BY BUS

The Airline

The Airline

Visitors arriving at either London Heathrow or London Gatwick can take The Airline coach service directly to Oxford, a 24/7 bus service operated by Oxford Bus Company.

The Oxford Tube

The Oxford Tube

The Oxford Tube is a 24-hour coach service between Oxford and London, operating 7 days a week. Services run up to every 10 minutes from central stops in Oxford and London.

Oxford Bus Company

Oxford Bus Company

The Oxford Bus Company operates high-frequency services throughout Oxford and nearby towns. Its local bus fleet consists of around 120 vehicles, over half of which are electric-hybrid buses.

Stagecoach

Stagecoach

Stagecoach has an excellent network of bus services across the county including the S5 route linking Oxford and Bicester Village. The S3 and 7 service linking Oxford and Blenheim Palace and the S4 linking Oxford and Banbury.

Park&Ride

Park&Ride

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

City Sightseeing Oxford

City Sightseeing Oxford

The City Sightseeing Oxford open-top bus is another way to explore the city and learn more about its history. With 20 bus stops, you’re free to hop-on and hop-off at your leisure.

Taxi, Private Minicab and Car Hire

Royal Cars

Royal Cars

Take a ride with Royal Cars, the largest, safest, fastest and greenest taxi service in Oxfordshire.

Royal cars Oxford has been offering transportation for every need since 1991, including: airport transfers (to and from any UK airport), short and long distance pick ups and drop offs & wedding transport.

Auto Europe

Auto Europe

Book a car, motorhome, motorcycle or a luxury vehicle for your trip around Oxford and Oxfordshire with Auto Europe.

Jewels Airport Transfers

Jewels Airport Transfers

Jewels Airport Transfers services provide reliable and comfortable door to door private transportation for people travelling to and from Oxford and the Oxfordshire area. They offer convenient and reliable transfers to and from all major airports, including Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Gatwick,and Birmingham.

Driving Miss Daisy Didcot

Driving Miss Daisy Didcot

Driving Miss Daisy Didcot provide a safe, caring and reliable door-to-door service for individuals and small groups. Their experienced Companion Drivers will pick clients up, drive them to their destination, help with anything they may need and safely bring them home.

PARKING

Car Parks

Car parks

There are a limited number of Parking places in Oxford and we do recommend to use Oxford Park&Rides:

  • Thornhill (OX3 8DP): Park&Ride 400 bus service
  • Seacourt (OX2 0HP): Park&Ride 400 bus service
  • Redbridge (OX1 4XG): Park&Ride 300 bus service
  • Pear Tree (OX2 8JD): Park&Ride 300 bus service
  • Oxford Parkway (OX2 8HA): Park&Ride 500 bus service

Coach Parking

Coach Parking

There is no coach parking in Oxford city centre, only the following bays to set-down and pick-up passengers:

  • St Aldates South (northbound) – Oxford Crown Court OX11TL
  • Beaumont Street (westbound) – Oxford the Playhouse OX1 2LW
  • St Giles’ (northbound) – Taylorian OX1 3NA

Coaches can then park at Oxford Parkway or Redbridge P&R which are provided with WC facilities and use the Park&Ride Bus that provides a frequent service to and from the the city centre.