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Getting to Oxford

Travel is not included in the course registration fee. While we are happy to assist students where possible, they are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

Oxford’s excellent rail and road connections with the rest of the UK, and its close proximity to several international airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham and Stansted), offers an easy access from most UK cities, Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world.

The following page provides travel information to/from Oxford and may have several links to outside service providers. However, this information is only for the convenience of our students, and their parents/legal guardians and schools. We neither have any association with these service providers, nor should this be taken as an endorsement of their services.

Travelling by Public Transport
Coach Travel

Oxford is well-connected with the rest of the UK and its airports via various coach services offered by providers such as National Express, Oxford Tube, CityLink/Oxford Bus Company and MegaBus. Tickets for most services can either be pre-booked online, or obtained from the driver in cash or by card.

The Oxford Tube and Oxford Bus Company run frequent, 24-hour coach services from London Victoria to Oxford, with several pick-up points along the way in London and Oxford, running every 10-20 minutes during peak times. Oxford is also well served by National Express coach services from all over the country.

The most convenient airport for Oxford is London Heathrow. The Airline service runs frequent coach services from London Heathrow (every 30 minutes) and London Gatwick airports (every 60 minutes) to Oxford.

See below for further information about the various airports serving Oxford and approximate coach travel times:

Train Travel

There are frequent direct train services between Oxford Station and London Paddington, and Oxford Parkway and London Marylebone. In addition, Oxford has excellent train connections with the South Coast and Northern England, and most other parts of the country. Further train travel and fare information can be found on the National Rail Inquiries website, http://www.nationalrail.co.uk. Both Oxford stations are connected with the city and suburbs via public transport and taxi services.

Travelling by Taxi/Cab

Several short- and long-distance taxi/cab services are available in Oxford. Some of these will allow booking by a mobile app or online.

Airport Transfers Service

If you are travelling from overseas then we would be pleased to provide return airport transfer service between London Heathrow/Gatwick/Birmingham and Oxford. This service is chargeable, and is available to registered students and their parents/legal guardians/school staff only. If you are interested in using this service, please contact us for further information and costs along with your travel plans as soon as possible.

Luggage item restrictions may apply on our airport transfer service.