Getting around

Amongst UK cities, Oxford has the second highest percentage of people cycling to work, though many also choose to travel by bus or train, particularly if they live in nearby villages or towns. Its public transport system is efficient and reliable. You can find detailed information on all forms of transport, liftsharing (carpooling), journey planning  and how to get in and out of Oxford on Oxfordshire County Council's Travel Choices website. The University provides regular minibus shuttle services on three routes between its major science research sites.

The rail system links Oxford to many major cities including London (just under an hour to Paddington or Marylebone), Reading (30 minutes), Birmingham (1.5 hours) and Manchester (3 hours).

Coaches (not to be confused with local buses) are also a convenient means of transport. The OxfordTube and X90 are popular services connecting Oxford to London. There are direct coach services to London Heathrow, Gatwick, and Birmingham airports.