TRANSPORT AROUND OXFORDSHIRE
Getting to and around Oxfordshire By air
The nearest airports to Oxford are London Heathrow Airport (60 miles or 95 km), London Gatwick Airport (85 miles or 135 km) or Birmingham Airport (65 miles or 105 km).
The Oxford Bus Company X90 route is a 24 hour coach, 7 day a week service linking Oxford and London.
Oxford Bus Company’s Airline coach service operates a 24 hour, 7 day a week service to Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham Airport. Tickets can be purchased online or on the day of travel.
x90.oxfordbus.co.uk Stagecoach operates the Oxford Tube – a 24 hour coach service linking Oxford to London. www.oxfordtube.com
airline.oxfordbus.co.uk By bus
Stagecoach also has an excellent county wide bus network including the S5 service linking Oxford and Bicester Village, and the S3 service linking Oxford and Blenheim Palace. It is then possible to take the 233 service from Woodstock and explore West Oxfordshire, with stops in Witney and Burford. www.stagecoachbus.com/about/ oxfordshire The City Sightseeing Bus is an excellent way to explore the city, its history and highlights, and offers the option to hop on and off whenever you like. Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours. www.citysightseeingoxford.com
Park & Ride – The Gateway to Oxford By rail Great Western Railways has a regular service from London Paddington stopping at Didcot, Oxford and north through the county to the Cotswolds stopping at Long Hanborough, Finstock, Charlbury, Ascott-under-Wychwood and on to Worcester. www.gwr.co.uk
There are five park and ride sites located around Oxford’s ring road, with regular bus services to the city centre. http://parkandride.oxfordbus.co.uk The Oxford Bus Company has a comprehensive network across the county with regular services to Abingdon-on-Thames. www.oxfordbus.co.uk
Chiltern Railways’ trains run from London Marylebone with stops at Princess Risborough, Haddenham & Thame, Bicester Village, Oxford Parkway and Oxford. www.chilternrailways.co.uk
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Tours of Oxfordshire For those who want to explore with an Oxfordshire expert, there is a wide choice of city and university tours, ghost tours, chauffeured tours, cycle tours, pub tours and river cruises and much more. You can find information on all the full range of tours on our website: www.experienceoxfordshire. org/see-and-do/tours W