Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
1 St Giles Oxford OX1 3JS United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 287210
Fax: +44 (0)1865 287211
Travelling to the OII
The Oxford Internet Institute is located at 1 St Giles, in Central Oxford. We are opposite the Ashmolean Museum / Taylor Institution Library (look for our blue door), about 10 min walk from the Oxford railway station and 5 min from the central coach station.
Travelling from London by train
There is an hourly (half-hourly at peak times) First Great Western Trains service from Paddington railway station to Oxford, which takes about 1 hour. Fare prices and booking are available online (note that it is cheaper to travel after 9.30 am). National rail enquiries, tel: +44 (0)8457 484950.
Travelling from London by coach
There are two coach services connecting Oxford and London. They both run every 15-20 min during the day (30-60 min during evening and night) with a journey time of about 1.5-2 hours. Coaches arrive at Gloucester Green Coach Station in the city centre, a couple of minutes' walk from the OII. Timetables and maps showing other pickup / drop off points in London are available from the websites of the bus services.
The Oxford Tube coach service leaves from just outside Victoria railway station ('Grosvenor Gardens' bus stop), as well as Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd's Bush, and Hillingdon. Tel: +44 (0)8705 808080.
The Oxford-London X90 coach leaves from Victoria Coach Station (a short walk from the railway and underground stations), as well as Victoria railway station (Buckingham Palace Road), Marble Arch, Baker Street/Marylebone Road and Hillingdon. Tel: +44 (0)1865 785410.
For travelling across London, see London Tube map.
Travelling from overseas
Oxford is well connected to the London airports by coach, however, there are no direct train services. We recommend that overseas travellers fly in to Heathrow: the Heathrow-Oxford coach link is the quickest airport bus service to Oxford.
Heathrow airport to Oxford: the Oxford-Heathrow Airline coach departs from the Heathrow Central Bus Station (for Terminals 1, 2 or 3) and from Terminal 5. Buses run every 30 min with a journey time to Oxford of about 90 min (80 min from Terminal 5). Tel: 44 (0)1865 785400.
Gatwick airport to Oxford: the Oxford-Gatwick Airline coach departs from the South and North Terminals. Buses run every hour with a journey time to Oxford of about 2 hours. Tel: 44 (0)1865 785400.
Stansted airport to Oxford: the National Express Jetlink 757 runs every 2 hours with a journey time to Oxford of about 3 hours.
Driving to / in Oxford
Oxford is not designed for cars. Parking is close to impossible in the city centre, and the one-way system is confusing.
If you are coming to Oxford by car, you are encouraged to use the Park and Ride bus services which operate between the city centre and parking areas on the outskirts at Pear Tree, Woodstock Road (North); Water Eaton (North); Seacourt, Botley Road (West); Redbridge, Abingdon Road (South); and Thornhill, London Road (East). They are all clearly sign-posted, linked to the centre of the city by regular bus services, and open 24 hours per day (bus services run until about 9.30 pm).
Taxi ranks are located at Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and St Giles' in the city centre (just in front of the OII).
- ABC Taxis, Tel: +44 (0)1865 770077
- City Taxis, Tel: +44 (0)1865 201201
- Euro Taxis, Tel: +44 (0)1865 430430
- Radio Taxis, Tel: +44 (0)1865 249743 or 242424