Travelling to and around Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is 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 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 Railway

Chiltern Railway

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

BY BUS

The Airline

The Airline

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:

Heathrow to Oxford Gloucester Green: 90 minutes.

Gatwick to Oxford Gloucester Green: 2 to 2.5 hours.

The Oxford Tube

The Oxford Tube

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

Park & Ride

Park & Ride

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

Oxford Bus Company

Oxford Bus Company

The Oxford Bus Company operates high-frequency services throughout Oxford and nearby towns.

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 S7 service linking Oxford and Blenheim Palace and the S4 linking Oxford and Banbury.

City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing

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.

Taxi, Private Minicab and Car Hire

Royal Cars

Royal Cars

With a fleet of over 500 vehicles including 8 seaters, 16 seaters, wheelchair accessible, executive and VIP vehicles, Royal cars 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.

Rhino Car Hire

Rhino Car Hire

Customise your travel experience by hiring a car or minibus. Book a car, motorhome, motorcycle and compare car hire prices from all leading car rental agents across Oxfordshire with Rhino Car Hire.

London Minicab Service

London Minicab Services

2019-21 Minicab Service of the Year, London Minicab Services cover all London area transfers, specialising in long distance travel and transfers to UK tourist destinations such as Oxford.

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.

The Carter Company

The Carter Company

The Carter Company offers unique cycling trips and is about creating authentic travel experiences, giving you the chance to discover hidden gems and local secrets across Oxfordshire and beyond into the Cotswolds and along the Thames.

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.