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.


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 buses which run fairly frequently from the station to the College (stop on Banbury Road named 'Keble Road'). Bus numbers are 7, 14 and 500.

The station is served by Chiltern Railways and GWR, with routes from London Paddington, London Marylebone and Bristol, and is also served by CrossCountry Trains from the north, Birminham and 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 - .

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.

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

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

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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