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Exeter College Summer Programme: Arriving in Oxford

Most international flights arrive at either London Heathrow or London Gatwick airports. It is possible to travel from these airports to Oxford by either train or coach. Coach travel is cheaper and is a direct service, whereas train travel requires routing via and changing trains in London.

Coach:
London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by ‘The Airline’ coaches. This is a direct, 24hr service with journey times of 90 and 120 mins, respectively. Oxford Coach Station is conveniently located within 5 mins walk of the Cohen Quad.

Train:
The ‘Heathrow Express’ connects Heathrow Airport and London Paddington train station. There are 4 trains an hour with journey time of 15 mins. The Gatwick Express connects Gatwick airport to London Victoria train station. There are 4 trains an hour with journey time of 30 mins. If arriving into London Victoria you will need to travel across London to either London Paddington or Marylebone by underground, bus or taxi. See the Transport for London website for more information.

There are direct train services from London Paddington and London Marylebone to Oxford. Trains run approximately every 30 mins with journey time of 60-75 mins.

If arriving at other UK airports, or for more information, please contact National Express Coaches or National Rail Enquiries.

Oxford Train Station is located roughly 10 mins walk from the Cohen Quadrangle.

It is often cheaper to buy coach and train tickets in advance of travel. If you buy tickets on the day of travel, we recommend that you buy your ticket(s) before boarding the train or coach.