How to Reach Oxford


  • By Air: Oxford city has an airport at Kidlington. However they do not run many national or international services. The airports at London and Birmingham are the main commercial airports for those coming in to Oxford. The Oxford tourism information suggests the Oxford Bus Company which runs frequent bus services between London Heathrow and Oxford AND between London Gatwick and Oxford. Birmingham airport is connected to Oxford via an hourly train service. It is an hour’s journey to Oxford from Birmingham train station.
  • By Train: First Great Western trains service the Oxford-London stretch frequently throughout the day and the journey is about an hour’s worth. The Great Western trains also provide connections to Worcester.  Oxford is also linked to Manchester, Southampton, Reading, and Warwick through train services.
  • By Car: Oxford is roughly a 60-90 minutes journey from London through the M40 motorway. The same route connects Oxford to Birmingham as well. Oxford road trip is famous with students.
  • By Bus: Oxford Tube, Oxford Bus Company, Megabus and X90 run bus services between London and Oxford. You will find frequent and convenient bus services with numerous stops.


  • By Bicycle:Oxford like many student cities around the world is very bike-friendly. You will find bicycle lanes on nearly every street in the city centre. You may carry your bicycle on to trains for free. Free parking spaces for bicycles are easily available. Oxford trip planner always suggests hiring a bike.
  • By Walking: This city was meant for walking. Most parts of town have pedestrian friendly walkways. Just remember to watch where you’re going. Stray clear of bicycle paths and do not be too distracted by the beautiful buildings. There are also several Oxford walking tours!
  • By Car: A car is probably not the best way to get around Oxford. Roads are jam-packed, parking is expensive and the narrow, one way roads don’t help either.  Oxford travel guide recommends not getting around by a car.
  • By Taxi: You can hail a taxi on the road, or book them on the phone or take on from taxi stands. You can book a ‘minicab’ by phone only at an agreed price or take a metered taxi.