Oxford's proximity to many international airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, and Stansted) facilitates travel from Europe, the Americas, and other parts of the world. Oxford also has convenient road and rail connections to the rest of the United Kingdom.
The following page contains travel information to and from Oxford, as well as external service provider connections. This material is provided solely for the benefit of our students and their parents/legal guardians. We have no affiliation with these service providers, and this should not be construed as an endorsement of their services.
The information below is only a guide. Further detailed information will be sent to registered students.
Travel by our Airport Transfers Service
We are glad to offer our students a complimentary airport shuttle service between London Heathrow and Oxford. In the arrival halls of each terminal, one or more members of our programme staff will greet and welcome students. Our customized transportation will depart Heathrow airport and depart Oxford for Heathrow at a reasonable time according to the students’ flight tickets. Depending on arrival times and the amount of students booked to travel with our service, exact times and means of transportation may change.
Luggage restrictions may apply on our service vehicle.
Travel by Public Transport
Students who want to make their own travel arrangements to/from Oxford may find the following information useful.
Travel via Coach
National Express, Oxford Tube, CityLink/Oxford Bus Company and MegaBus offer a variety of bus services that connect Oxford to the rest of the UK and its airports. Tickets for most services can be purchased in cash or by card from the driver or pre-booked online.
During peak hours, the Oxford Tube and Oxford Bus Company provide frequent, 24-hour coach services from London Victoria to Oxford, with many pick-up points along the way in London and Oxford. National Express coach services from all over the country also serve Oxford.
Oxford's most convenient airport is London Heathrow. The Airline service provides frequent coach services to Oxford from London Heathrow (every 30 minutes) and London Gatwick (every 60 minutes).
For more information on the different airports that serve Oxford, as well as approximate coach journey times, see the details below:
Heathrow (75 minutes): https://www.heathrow.com
Birmingham (90 minutes): https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk
Luton (130 minutes): https://www.london-luton.co.uk
Gatwick (150 minutes): https://www.gatwickairport.com
Stansted (215 minutes): http://www.stanstedairport.com
Travel via Train
Oxford Station and London Paddington, as well as Oxford Parkway and London Marylebone, have frequent direct rail services. Oxford also has convenient train links to the South Coast, Northern England, and the rest of the United Kingdom. Further train travel and fare information can be found on the National Rail Inquiries website, http://www.nationalrail.co.uk. Both Oxford stations provide public transportation and taxi options that connect them to the city and suburbs.
Travel via Taxi/Cab
In Oxford, there are several short- and long-distance taxi/cab services. Some of them will accept reservations via a mobile app or the internet.
• Oxford Taxi Service (Airport/Seaport Transfers)
Tel: +44 (0)1865 986264
• Go Green Taxis Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1865 922222
• 001 Taxis
Tel: +44 (0)1865 240000
• ABC Radio Taxis
Tel: +44 (0)1865 242424
• Royal Cars
Tel: +44 (0)1865 777 333
• Oxford Cars
Tel: +44 (0)1865 406070
Oxford Study Abroad Programme has contracts with the Colleges of Oxford University for the use of facilities and also contracts with lectures and professors from Oxford University on our courses. OSAP is not affiliated with the University of Oxford in any way; it is funded by Oxford Study Abroad Foundation which is a non-for-profit organisation registered in England and Wales.