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 taxi ride or walk/bus ride from the Colleges. For maps with bus directions to Colleges please see the following:
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 travelling to Oxford: