Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get to Oxford?
Oxford is connected to London, the North and the South of England by a good rail network. It takes just under an hour on a fast train to get from London Paddington station to Oxford. Coaches are cheaper and takes at least 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on traffic. You could get an Oxford Tube or Oxford Espress coach from London Victoria and other designated stops in central London. Please note that Oxford is not on the London Underground network.

How much time do I need to see Oxford?
It is quite hard to answer this question. Depending on your interests, there is quite a bit to see and do in and around Oxford. At a very minimum you should spend half a day in Oxford, though it will still be quite rushed.

Is there a Tourist Information Centre in Oxford?
Yes, the Oxford City Council operates a Tourist Information Centre on Broad Street.

Where can I park my car?
Parking can be quite difficult to find at peak times. If possible, use one of the many park & rides in Oxford. The multi-storey car park at the Westgate has over 1200 spaces. There is a large car park at the Oxford Railway station. There is also a medium-sized underground car park at Gloucester Green close to the coach station. Street parking is also available along Worcester Street, Mansfield Road, and Broad Street, though these tend to be very popular and busy.