From London airports

London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by The Airline coach service, which operates a direct frequent service 24 hours a day (tel: +44 (0)1865 785400). Travel time is 70 min for Heathrow 2-2,5 hours for Gatwick. 

London Stansted airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757 coach service, running every two hours (tel: +44 (0)8705 747777). Travel time to Oxford is 3-4 hours. Alternatively, you can catch the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street (advance fares available for early booking) and then change in London and catch the train to Oxford from London Paddington. For this transition you will need to use the London Underground, namely the Circle or the Hammersmith and City Line.  

A list of taxi companies, many of which offer a bespoke airport pick-up service, can be found on Oxfordshire's Visitor Information Centre's website

By train

A direct service operates between Oxford and London Paddington (approximately every 30 minutes). Travel time to Oxford is 60 min. For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

If you arrive to St Pancras International, you can take the Circle or Hammersmith and City Line from Kings Cross St Pancras to London Paddington. 

By coach

Frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with London (peak times every 10-20 minutes).

The X90 service includes Victoria Coach Station, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Baker Street/Gloucester Place and Hillingdon (tel: +44 (0)1865 785410).

The Oxford Tube service includes Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd's Bush, and Hillingdon (tel: +44 (0)1865 772250).

Coaches serve several stops around Oxford and arrive at Gloucester Green Coach Station in the city centre.

Experience Oxfordshire

More information about Oxford and the surrounding area can be found here.


In order to find your way around the University and the colleges in Oxford, check this interactive map.