By Air

Oxford is well connected to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. 

Heathrow Airport served by The Airline bus service (frequent buses, takes around 90 minutes) and National Rail (more expensive, via the Heathrow Express to the centre of London)

Gatwick Airport served by The Airline bus service (frequent buses, takes about 2½ hours) and National Rail (most trains change at Reading station)

London’s other airports (Luton, Stansted and London City) are less well-connected to Oxford: reliable travel directions can be found here.


By Rail

Oxford is served by Oxford Central Station and Oxford Parkway Station.

See National Rail enquiries or TheTrainLine for information on train times and fares.  Note that train tickets can be substantially cheaper if purchased 2 weeks in advance.  Both stations are well served by local Oxford buses.

Oxford Central Station is a 15-minute walk or short cab ride from the FLoC venues; Oxford Parkway station is further away but well connected to FLoC venues by bus and taxi.


By coach

Express coach services run between Oxford and London (1-1½ hours), London Heathrow, Birmingham and other destinations nationwide.

The Coach Station at Gloucester Green is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the Mathematical Institute.

National Express services to Oxford (details)

Oxford Tube and X90 bus services to Central London (about 90 minutes, 24-hour service, very frequent)


Local Oxford buses

The main FLoC venues (the Blavatnik School of Government and the Mathematical Institute) are served by buses 2, 6, 300, 500 and 700.

Times and fares can be found on the Oxford Bus Company website.  From East and South Oxford, buses will stop at the end of Cornmarket: a 10-minute walk from the FLoC venues.


Local taxi firms

There are standing taxi ranks at Gloucester Green coach station and Oxford City rail station.

Taxis can also be booked in advance (often substantially cheaper than hailing one on the street).

Radio Taxis: 01865 24 24 24

 A1 Taxis: 01865 248 000

Royal Cars (including relatively economical Airport transfers): 01865 777 333 online booking available.


While you’re here

Oxford City Guide

Experience Oxfordshire (tourism in the Oxford area)

Oxford Daily Info (local events and nightlife)