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How to get to the Department

The Department is located in St Giles’ which is to the north of the city centre. A street map of Oxford showing the Department’s location can be found here. A more strategic overview of getting to Oxford is provided here.

Travelling to Oxford

By Air

Travellers from abroad usually arrive at one of London Heathrow, London Gatwick or Birmingham International airports.

To get to Oxford from either London Heathrow or London Gatwick, the coach is recommended. The Oxford Airline service leaves Heathrow every half hour and hourly throughout the day from Gatwick.  The journey from Heathrow takes 80 minutes from Terminal 5 and 90 minutes from the Central bus station (serving terminals 1, 2, and 3) and 2 – 2.5 hours from Gatwick. There is a free shuttle service between Heathrow Terminal 4 and the other terminals.  The coach arrives at Gloucester Green Bus Station which is a short walk or taxi ride from the Department.

Travelling by taxi from Heathrow is very expensive (at least £80) and is not much quicker than the coach.

There is a direct train service from Birmingham International to Oxford.

By train from London

There is a regular train service between London Paddington and Oxford. Fast trains take about an hour. See National Rail for details.

By coach from London

The Oxford Tube leaves outside Victoria Railway and Tube Station every 20 minutes. The journey takes approx. 100 minutes but this can vary depending on the time of day and state of roads.

There is also the X90 which is a direct coach service from London Victoria Coach Station (five minutes walk from London Victoria Railway and Tube Station) to Oxford which runs every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes approx. 100 minutes.