Getting to Oxford - Information and maps
Oxford is well served by road and
rail networks that give fast and direct access locally, nationally and from Europe.
Oxford railway station is located on the western edge of the city centre, about 10 minutes walk from Carfax (the cental point in the city). The station is managed by Thames Trains, with routes from Stratford-upon-Avon to London Paddington and Bristol, and is also served by Virgin Trains from Scotland to the south coast.
Services to London Paddington run twice an hour during the day, with journeys taking around 60 minutes.
Information on rail journeys and fares to/from Oxford are available from National Rail Enquiries. Tel: 08457 484950.
Real-time live updates on current rail journeys with Thames Trains are also available online.
Fast and frequent coach services link Oxford to London and Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The Oxford Bus Company
X90 The Oxford Express: 24 hour express coaches linking central London (Victoria) with
Oxford (Gloucester Green), running every 20 minutes during the daytime.
X70 The Oxford Express: 24 hour express coaches linking Heathrow Airport with Oxford, running every 30 minutes during the daytimes and every 2 hours overnight. From the airport, leaves Bay 19, Terminal 4, and Bay 10, Heathrow Central Bus Station.
X80 The Oxford Express: 24 hour express coaches linking Gatwick Airport with Oxford, running every hour between 04.00 and 20.00 and every 2 hours overnight. From the airport, leaves Bay 8, South Terminal, and Bay 4, North Terminal, 5 minutes later.
Cityline services: frequent local bus routes serving destinations in and around Oxford.
Contact Oxford Bus Company. Tel:01865 785400 for travel information Monday -- Friday 08.00-18.00, Saturday 08.00-15.30.
The Oxford Tube: The Oxford to London service runs 24 hours a day. Coaches run every 10 minutes at busy times
and every 15-20 minutes throughout the rest of the day. There is at least an hourly service during the night. London stops include Victoria, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate and Shepherd's Bush/Kensington
Stagecoach Oxford also operates other key services in the region including the X50 Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon route.
Contact Stagecoach Oxford. Tel:01865 772250 for 24-hour travel information.
Daily coach services linking major towns and cities in the U.K.
Contact National Express. Tel: 08705 808080 for enquiries and bookings.
Jetlink operates the daily services 757, linking Oxford and Stansted Airport, and 767, linking Oxford and Luton Airport.
Contact Jetlink. Tel: 08705 747 777 (08.00-20.00, 7 days a week)
Oxford is connected to London, the M25 and the Midlands by the M40 motorway. Junctions 8 and 9 link directly to the city. The Oxford ring road provides direct access to the south and west coast ports of Southampton, Portsmouth and Bristol via the A34.
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