Travel and Parking


How to Get To Oxford

Oxford is easily accessible by road and rail, and Oxford's Broad Street is situated a short 10 minute walk away from the train and coach stations.

By rail
Leave the car at home and travel by train to Oxford; the station is only a few minutes walk from the Christmas market. First Great Western operates a regular train service from London, Reading and Didcot in the south, and Evesham and Worcester in the North West. For train times and fares, please the website of our travel partner: First Great Western.

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Oxford rail station also has regular links to many other UK cities. For information and timetables visit National Rail.

By road
Oxford is connected to London, the M25 and the Midlands by the M40, and the Oxford ring road provides direct access to Southampton, Portsmouth and Bristol via the A34. For directions, visit or

For up to date details on traffic conditions please visit

By coach or bus
Regular coach links run daily from central London (100min), Heathrow (80min) and Gatwick (120min) airports.
Oxford Tube (to and from London)
X90 (to and from London)
The Airline (to and from Heathrow and Gatwick)

For coach links to other major UK cities, visit

The Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach run full services of local buses around Oxford and surrounding towns.

Oxford has five Park & Ride car parks, with frequent bus links into the city centre. Visit the Park and Ride website for more information.

Green car parks are all a short walking distance from Oxford city centre. Click here for more details and a map of Oxford’s car parks.

Coach parking is available at the Oxpens coach park, and the Westgate, Worcester Street and Gloucester Green car parks are all a short walking distance from Oxford city centre.

Disabled Parking
There are several blue badge bays in Broad Street, where blue badge holders can park free of charge.

For further information on disabled parking in Oxford, please read here (pdf).

For details of hotels and B&Bs in and around Oxford contact the Oxford Tourist Information Centre

Oxford Information

For more information about Oxford, we recommend visiting Visit Oxford and Oxfordshire, Oxford City Guide or Daily Info