There are five park and ride car parks:
Redbridge, off Abingdon Road, two miles south of the city centre.
Pear Tree Roundabout, on the A44 Woodstock-Oxford road.
Seacourt, on Botley Road, one-and-a-half miles west of the city centre.
Thornhill, on the A40 approach to Oxford, three miles east of the centre.
Water Eaton, on the A4260 between Kidlington and Oxford.

From Monday to Saturday, the Redbridge, Pear Tree, Seacourt and Thornhill Buses begin running at 6am. They run every ten to 15 minutes. Only the Pear Tree service is available after 8pm, with the last bus leaving at 11.30pm from Magdalen Street. For Redbridge after 8pm, take the X3 from St Aldates which runs every 20 minutes. For Seacourt after 8pm, take the No 4 from Castle Street, which runs every 20 minutes. For Thornhill after 8pm take the X90 from Queen’s Lane. For Water Eaton after 7pm and on Sundays, take the No 2 to Kidlington from Magdalen Street.

For more information and prices call 01865 785400 or visit the website: www.parkandride.net


The two main bus companies in Oxford city centre are Stagecoach and the Oxford Bus Company. Between them they cover a sizeable portion of the city, making Oxford very well-served for buses.

For more information about Stagecoach call 01865 772250 or view timetables at www.stagecoachbus.com/oxfordshire
Stagecoach also runs services linking Oxford with other parts of Oxfordshire, such as Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Carterton, Witney, Woodstock and many other villages and towns.

Oxford Bus Company timetables can be viewed online at www.oxfordbus.co.uk, or call 01865 785400.

For further information about buses around the county, call 0871 200 22 33 (charged at 10p per minute) or visit www.traveline.org.uk

The Oxford Tube runs coaches to and from London, stopping at Hillingdon, Shepherd’s Bush, Notting Hill Gate, Marble Arch and Victoria. Stops in Oxford are Lewknor, Thornhill park and ride, Green Road, Headington, Oxford Brookes University, St Clement’s, High Street, St Aldate’s, Speedwell Street and Gloucester Green. For timetables and fares, visit the website: www.oxfordtube.com


The city tour lasts approximately one hour and departs every ten to 15 minutes in the summer and every 20 to 30 minutes in the winter (subject to season and traffic conditions). There is no need to book, just pay the driver or sales staff, your ticket is valid all day and you can get on and off at any of the 19 stops on the tour. On the tour you will see Magdalen College, the site of William Morris’s first workshop, university science area, the old city walls, the Sheldonian Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Martyr's Memorial, Christ Church College, River Cherwell, Carfax Tower, Alice’s Shop, Radcliffe Infirmary, Bodleian Library, The High, Broad Street and the University Parks. The tour stops at various points for visits to university colleges, museums, shops, restaurants and the Botanical Garden.

Tickets (for 24 or 48 hours) are priced as follows: adult £12.50/£14.50; senior £10/£12; student £10.50/£12.50; child £6/£8; family (two adults and up to three children) £32/£34.

For more information call 01865 790522 or visit the website: www.citysightseeingoxford.com


Oxford railway station is off Frideswide Square, near the Said Business School, and is within walking distance of the city centre. Arriva and First Great Western operate train services from the station. From Oxford, there are direct trains to many destinations, including Bournemouth, Reading, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, as well as Swindon, Bicester and Banbury.

Trains to London terminate at Paddington station. Trains also run into London from Bicester, terminating at Marylebone. There are railway stations at Ascott-under-Wychwood, Banbury, Bicester North, Bicester Town, Charlbury, Cholsey, Combe, Culham, Didcot Parkway, Finstock, Hanborough, Henley-on-Thames, Heyford, Islip, Kingham, Kings Sutton, Radley, Shipton and Tackley.

For train times and fares, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk, or call 08457 48 49 50 for a 24-hour service.


Oxford is almost as famous for its cycling as it is the university. More than 20,000 people use bikes to get into the city every day. On many of the roads there are dedicated cycling lanes and there are 2,500 parking racks for you to use.

To hire a bike contact:
Bike Zone, Market Street (off Cornmarket), open Monday to Saturday. Call 01865 728877
Summertown Cycles, 200-202 Banbury Road, Summertown, open seven-days-a-week. Call 01865 316885 or go to the website: www.bikezoneoxford.co.uk

For cycle maps of the city and county, visit Oxfordshire County Council’s website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk


There are a number of taxi services operating in Oxford. Make sure you use one from a licensed company.

Oxford city council licenses two kinds of taxi: London-style Hackney carriages, which can be picked up from the street or pre-booked, and private hire vehicles which can only be pre-booked.

All licensed Hackney carriages are wheelchair-accessible, so if you are a wheelchair-user who wants to pre-book a taxi, make sure you book a hackney carriage, rather than a private hire vehicle.