Travel Information

If you are traveling internationally, we recommend flying into either Birmingham International Airport or Heathrow Airport, or taking the Eurostar.


Birmingham International Airport

Birmingham International Airport offers a direct hourly train service to Oxford, with a travel time of approximately one hour.

Heathrow Airport

From Heathrow Airport, you can take the convenient Oxford Airline bus, departing every 20 minutes. The journey takes around 90 minutes. Card payments are accepted on board and flexible return options are available; it is not necessary to book in advance.

Please note:

  • Terminal 5 arrivals have direct access to the bus stand, while other terminals require a 15-20 minute walk to the central bus station.
  • Check the screens for the bus stand and keep an eye out for buses displaying the OXF bus code, as there are several in operation at Heathrow Airport.
  • The bus has a premium feel and large luggage is stored underneath; small bags and backpacks can be brought onboard.
  • We do not recommend traveling by train from Heathrow Airport but there are direct services from London Paddington which you can get to on the Underground (“Tube”) service using the Elizabeth (“Purple”) line from Heathrow Airport.



If traveling by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras station and take the westbound underground service (the circle line, indicated by yellow on the map) to Paddington. From there, direct train services to Oxford are available.

Additionally, less frequent direct services are offered from Marylebone station.

Alternatively, there is a bus service known as the Oxford tube serving several stops across London, including London Victoria, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, and Shepherd’s Bush. The bus stops for this bus can be difficult to recognise in the busy London streets; the links provide their location in Google Maps.

National Rail

If you are traveling nationally, we recommend taking the train to Oxford. Driving is not advised, as parking is limited within the city.

We hope this information assists you in planning your journey to our conference venue.