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Getting to Oxford

From The Main Airports:

To get to Oxford, it's best to fly into Heathrow International Airport, though you can get here quite easily (though a longer travel time) from Gatwick Airport.  It is also possible to fly in via Luton, Stansted, or Birmingham, although we do not recommend these options, as the journey time is much longer, and transportation links are not as frequent. 

The easiest and cheapest way to get to Oxford is to take a bus from the airport that comes straight to the city. Buses run by The Airline (see: leave Heathrow approximately every 20 minutes, and Gatwick every hour, and are large, comfortable coaches that allow you to sit back, relax, and watch the beautiful countryside. From Heathrow, a return ticket costs approximately £19 and takes approximately 110 minutes from terminals 1,2,and 3, and 100 minutes from terminal 5 (n.b. busses do not stop at terminal 4 anymore, but you can transfer via the underground). From Gatwick, a return ticket costs approximately £27 and takes approximately 130 minutes. The buses make a few stops once they reach Oxford, and if you're looking to get off at the main bus station (city centre), tell the driver you want to go to Gloucester Green (pronounced "Gloss-ster")

By Taxi:
It is possible to take a standard taxi from the airport to Oxford (or, of course, from Oxford to the airport). It costs approximately £55 to/from Heathrow, and £90 to/from Gatwick. Not including tip.

001 Taxis 01865 24000
ABC Taxis 01865 770077/775577
Radio Taxis 01865 242424/249743
Royal Cars 01865 777333


Getting To Oxford From Central London

By Bus:
The Oxford Tube (see: and the Oxford Espress (see: both leave London's Victoria Station every 12-20 minutes, making stops at Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, and Shepherd's Bush before heading to Oxford's Gloucester Green. Tickets cost about £12 if you're returning the next day, or £15 if you're returning within 3 months. Travel time is approximately 100 minutes during off-peak times.
Oxford Tube: 01865 772250 Oxford Espress: 01865 785400

By Train:
Trains from London leave Paddington every half hour, costing around £16.70 for a single trip, and takes approximately one hour, though cheaper fares are available off-peak, and can be reserved in advance over the internet. For national rail inquiries,  call 08457 48 49 50 or visit their website.


Getting to St Antony’s College once in Oxford

Map of roads to College is available from google maps ( if you type in the college postcode ox2 j6f. A map of university sites is available here: And a map of the college site is available here:   

From The Train Station:
Taxis are recommended from the station, but if you are happy with a 30 minute walk, turn left as you leave the station area. The Royal Oxford Hotel is directly in front of you; keep left and walk along Hythe Bridge Street. At the end walk straight across into George Street. At the end of George Street, Debenhams Store is on the left. Turn left into Magdalen Street and walk northwards towards St Giles and Woodstock Road and then follow the instructions given below.

From the city centre:
Taxis are recommended from the bus station if you have luggage.  To walk from the City Centre to St Antony's will take between 15 and 20 minutes. Many local bus stops are located on Magdalen Street (outside the Odeon cinema), and national buses arrive at Gloucester Green Bus Station on George Street. From there you should make your way to Magdalen Street and from there you will reach St Giles'. Keep to the left-hand side of St Giles' and follow the road north. This becomes the Woodstock Road eventually when you have passed St Giles' church (on the right) and Brown's Café (on the left). Walk straight up the road, passing the Radcliffe Infirmary on the left, until you reach a small group of shops (on the left) St Antony's is on the opposite side of the road (at the corner of Woodstock Road & Bevington Road - see map), through a small arched door in the wall. There is a brass plaque which tells that you have reached your destination.

Taxis in Oxford:
Courtesy Cars: +44 (0)1865 874787 or 873497
ABC Taxis: +44 (0)1865 770077 or 775577
CCB Cars: +44 (0)1865 876699 -

If you have any further questions or problems please feel free to ring Robert Harris, (+44) (0) 780286619; or Victoria Donovan, (+44) (0) 7948 876551 (omit the 0 when dialing from abroad).


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