How to get to Oxford


London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by The Airline coach service, which operates a direct frequent service 24 hours a day, seven days a week (Tel: +44 (0)1865 785400).
Heathrow is the closest international airport to Oxford.
London Stansted airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757 coach service, which runs approximately every 2 hours (Tel: +44 (0)8705 747777).

Bus: The cheapest way to get to Oxford is to take a bus from the airport, straight into the city. Buses run by The Airline leave Heathrow approximately every 20 minutes, and Gatwick every hour and are large, comfortable coaches which allow you to sit back, relax and watch the beautiful countryside. From Heathrow, a return ticket costs approximately £19 and takes approximately 80 minutes from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and 100 minutes from Terminal 5 (for Terminal 4 you will need to take the free inter-terminal train to either Terminal 5 or Central Bus Station). From Gatwick, a return ticket costs approximately £27 and takes around 120 minutes.

Taxi: It is possible to take a standard taxi from the airport to Oxford. Approximate costs are £65 to/from Heathrow and £100 to/from Gatwick (not including tip). A list of taxi companies, many of which offer a bespoke airport pick-up service, can be found on Oxfordshire's Visitor Information Centre's website.


Bus:  The Oxford Tube (01865 772250) and the X90 Bus (01865 785400) both leave London’s Victoria Station every 12-20 minutes, making some stops in central London before heading to Oxford. Travel time is approximately 100 minutes during off-peak times and an adult return ticket costs £20.

Train: Trains from London leave Paddington every half hour, costing around £20 for a single trip. Journey time is approximately 1 hour. For National Rail enquiries, call 08457 484850 or visit Cheap tickets can be purchased in advance for as little as £10 return.

Further information can be found at: