Getting to Oxford & Wolfson College
Oxford’s close proximity to several international airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted) offers an easy access from Europe, Americas and the rest of the world. Wolfson College – an affiliate college of the University of Oxford – is conveniently located in North Oxford, and only at a few minutes taxi ride from Oxford train and main bus stations. Opinions expressed below are for information only. Delegates are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and may find provided links helpful in organising their journey.
From the Rail Station and the Gloucester Green Coach Station: Buses to and from the city centre of town are numerous and frequent, and leave from the end of Linton Road (ask for the “St Margaret’s Road” stop). All buses from the College into town stop on St Giles’ and most buses from the centre to Summertown along Banbury Road stop at the end of Linton Road. For timetables and fares, visit The Oxford Bus Company or Stagecoach websites.
By taxi in Oxford: There are a number of licensed taxi operators in Oxford: Radiotaxis (+1865 242424), ABC Taxis (+1865 770077, +1865 775577), 001 Taxis (+1865 240000) Royal Cars (+1865 777333). There is a taxi rank near Gloucester Green Bus Station and outside Oxford Train Station.
By air: The most convenient airport for Oxford is London Heathrow. There is frequent bus service from Heathrow to Oxford (recommended) . Wolfson College is only a few minutes’ taxi ride from the Glouscester Green Bus Station. There is also a good train connection between Heathrow and Oxford. London Gatwick Airport also has a direct bus connection with Oxford. Stansted Airport route is serviced relatively less frequently.
UK travel: There is a frequent bus service (every 8-10 minutes at peak hours) between Oxford and London operated by Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach/The Oxford Tube. There are also bus connections with many other UK cities. There are frequent direct trains between Oxford and London and regular links with the rest of the UK. Please visit the National Rail Inquiries website below for more information about train schedules (or telephone 08457 484950).
By car: We strongly suggest that you do not travel by car unless unavoidable. A limited number of parking spaces are available at Wolfson College and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If you intend to travel by car you must contact us early. You may also park your car in a number of Park & Ride car parks outside Oxford that are linked by public transport. More information about Park & Ride car parks is available on the City of Oxford website. Oxford is accessible via A40 at junction 8/8A on M40 from London. Please use a Route Planner (e.g., RAC Route Planner or AA Route Planner) for other UK cities.
For further information about airports, train and bus travel to Oxford, planning your route, and for general information about the City of Oxford, please click on a related links below:
Please follow the desired airport link on the following website:
UK BAA Airports: http://www.baa.com
Airport Car Hire
Train and Bus Travel
National Rail Inquiries: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Network Rail: http://www.railtrack.co.uk
Oxford Bus Company: http://www.oxfordbus.co.uk
The Oxford Bus/The Airline: http://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/main.php?page_id=24
National Express: http://www.nationalexpress.com/coach/index.cfm