Oxford is easily accessible by road and rail, and Oxford Castle is situated a short 5 minute walk away from the train and coach stations.
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.
Oxford rail station also has regular links to many other UK cities. For information and timetables visit National Rail.
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 www.transportdirect.info or www.theaa.com
For up to date details on traffic conditions please visit www.highways.gov.uk/trafficengland
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)
Oxford Espress (to and from London)
The Airline (to and from Heathrow and Gatwick)
For coach links to other major UK cities, visit www.nationalexpress.co.uk
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 Castle. 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 Castle.
For more information about Oxford, we recommend visiting Oxford City Guide
- a comprehensive guide to the city of Oxford.