Travel Information

Getting to Keble College


We regret that, owing to lack of space, there is no parking at Keble College. Parking in Oxford can be difficult and expensive, so we recommend using the park-and-ride if you are driving. Whilst at the Summer School a car will not be necessary, as all venues are within walking distance of each other and central Oxford.

Park-and-ride


There are park-and-rides available on the outskirts of Oxford, so you are sure to find one no matter from which direction you have come from. They are all clearly sign-posted, are linked to the centre of the city by regular bus services, and are open 24 hours a day (bus services run until about 11pm). From the Pear Tree and Water Eaton locations you can catch buses which stop very close to St Anne’s. 

By car

 

Limited street parking is available in Wellington Square (up to 2 hours), St Giles (up to 2 hours) and on Keble Road (up to 3 hours). For full details of on-street parking charges you can see Oxfordshire County Council's on-street parking guide.

 

There are also severe restrictions on access to many of the streets in the centre of the City. Traditional routes such as High Street / St Aldates / Queen St and Cornmarket are either closed to vehicles or have very limited access and are protected by number plate-reading cameras and frequent police patrols.

 

The nearest public car parks are at Worcester Street, Gloucester Green, the Westgate Centre and at the Railway Station. They are all expensive and if you wish to try North Oxford as an alternative it is worth mentioning that many areas now have residents’ only parking.

 

By train

Oxford's main railway station (OXF) is located on the western edge of the city centre, about 15 minutes’ walk from Keble College. There are also two direct buses operated by Stagecoach which run fairly frequently from the station to the College (Buses 14 and S3). 

 

The station is managed by Thames Trains, with routes from Stratford-upon-Avon to London Paddington, London Marylebone and Bristol, and is also served by Virgin Trains from Scotland to the south coast.

 

Services to London Paddington run twice an hour during the day, with journeys taking around 60 minutes. Information on rail journeys and fares to/from Oxford are available from National Rail Enquiries - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk .

Please note: When booking train tickets you will need to be careful not to select Oxford Parkway Station (OXP), which is north of the city by the Water Eaton Park and Ride.

 

By bus

 

The main bus station in Oxford is located at Gloucester Green in the City Centre, approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Keble. National Express runs a variety of services to Oxford from locations throughout the UK.

The Oxford Tube bus service runs from Central London (Victoria, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate and Shepherd’s Bush) to Oxford every 10-15 minutes including throughout the night. The Oxford Bus Company X90 also runs from London (Victoria, Marble Arch and Baker St) to Oxford up to every 15 minutes.

Megabus offer services to Oxford from Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Coventry, Leeds, London, Loughborough, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Poole, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Silverstone, Southampton, Southampton airport and Sunderland.

Further information is also available on Oxford city council’s website:

 

http://www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/travel-information

By Air

 

Oxford's central location makes it easy to reach the city for participants travelling by air.  Bus services run regularly from the following airports:

  • Heathrow (approx. 90 mins)

  • Luton (2 hours)

  • Gatwick  (2 to 2.5 hours)

  • Birmingham (just over 2 hours) - there are also direct trains which take just over an hour.

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