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Transport, parking and streets

Getting to Oxford

Oxford is well served by road and rail networks that give fast and direct access locally, nationally and from Europe.

Getting to Oxford by Road

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.

Getting to Oxford from London using public transport

First Great Western operate a frequent direct train service from Oxford to London Paddington (approximately every 30 minutes).

Stagecoach run a 24 hour bus service to London called the Oxford Tube. The Oxford Bus Company's X90 offer's a similar service. Both services leave from the Oxford Bus Station at Gloucester Green. Visit their websites for timetables and a full list of where each bus stops.

Getting from Heathrow/Gatwick/Stansted/Birmingham/Luton airport to Oxford using public transport

Oxford is easy to reach from all major airports:

The Oxford Bus Company runs a frequent bus service to Heathrow and Gatwick called The Airline. Visit their website for timetables and fares.

National Express service 757 runs a direct bus service between Oxford and Stansted. Visit the National Express website for full details. You should also visit this website for services to Luton Airport.

All of these services terminate at the Oxford Bus Station at Gloucester Green.

There is a direct train from Birmingham International to Oxford. Visit the National Rail Enquiries website for timetables and fares.


Visit the Maps page of the Experience Oxfordshire website for detailed maps of the area.

You can download a map of Oxford city centre below:

Map of Oxford City Centre (308kB PDF)

Parking in Oxford

There are access restrictions for cars within the city centre, particularly for traffic coming into the centre from the east, along the High Street.

For quick and easy access to the city centre we suggest use one of Oxford's 5 Park and Ride sites. Visit our Park and Ride pages for details of charges and locations of the sites.

If you have to drive into Oxford, we suggest you use the Oxpens car park in the centre of the city. Visit our Car Parks page for full details of parking in Oxford and locations of car parks in the city.

How do I get around Oxford

If you are travelling within the boundaries of Oxford city, the two main bus companies are the Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach. Visit their websites for a detailed list of their bus services and up-to-date timetables.

Oxford City Council Offices

Visit our Where To Find Our Offices page for full details.

More information

Visit our Public Transport page for more information.

Page last updated 7 September 2015


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