11-minute walk from Oxford Railway Station.
5-minute walk from Oxford Bus Station.
More information about Oxford
Training in Oxford
Travel to and from Oxford
Oxford Airport contains the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy and airline pilot flight training facilities, the largest air training school in Europe. Airbus Helicopters UK headquarters utilise the airport’s helipads.
There are direct trains from Oxford station to London Paddington, which serves Heathrow Airport. Some cross-country trains provide direct service to Birmingham International and Southampton Airport Parkway.
Oxford boasts one of the most extensive urban park and ride networks in the UK. Its five facilities in Pear Tree, Redbridge, Seacourt, Thornhill, Water Eaton, and Oxford Parkway feature a total of 4,930 parking spots.
Oxford Bus began operating services under contract for Oxford Brookes University with a fleet of 20 new buses equipped with flywheel energy storage in 2014. Hybrid buses also began to be used in Oxford in 2010, and their usage has been expanded.
Oxford hybrid bus
Oxford Railway Station
Oxford has three major railway stations: Oxford station, Oxford Park station, and Didcot Parkway station. The Oxford train station is located west of the city centre and services destinations such as Bournemouth, Manchester Piccadilly, and Newcastle. Great Western Railway manages the station, which is also served by CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways services. The Sheepwash Channel Railway Bridge spans the Sheepwash Channel to the north.
River and canal
Oxford was formerly a major port on the River Thames, with this portion of the river known as the Isis; the Oxford-Burcot Commission sought to improve transportation to Oxford in the 17th century. Iffley and Osney locks are located within the city limits. The Oxford Canal was developed in the 18th century to connect Oxford with the Midlands. Commercial activity on the river and canal has given place to leisure use.
River Thames in Oxford
Map showing Oxford station
Things to do in Oxford
Museums and galleries
Oxford is home to several museums, galleries, and collections, the majority of which are open to the public. The University of Oxford owns and manages most of them.
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History, sometimes known as the Oxford University Museum or OUMNH, is a museum on Parks Road in Oxford, England, that houses many of the University of Oxford’s natural history collections. It also has a lecture theatre, which is utilised by the university’s departments of chemistry, biology, and mathematics. The museum is the only public entrance to the adjacent Pitt Rivers Museum.
University Museum of Natural History
Other museums in Oxford
The Story Museum42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01865 790050
Ashmolean MuseumBeaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01865 278000
Pitt Rivers MuseumSouth Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01865 270927
History of Science MuseumBroad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01865 277293
Bate Collection of Musical InstrumentsUniversity of Oxford Road, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DB, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01865 276139
Map showing museums in Oxford
Oxford’s art galleries include the Ashmolean Museum, Christ Church Picture Gallery, and Modern Art Oxford. William Turner (called “Turner of Oxford,” 1789-1862) was an Oxford-based watercolorist who painted landscapes. In 1891, the Oxford Art Society was founded. Ken Messer, a later watercolorist and draughtsman, has been called “The Oxford Artist” for his architectural paintings across the city. The Oxford Art Book published in 2018 included numerous modern local painters and their portrayals of Oxford settings.
Other art galleries in Oxford
Whitewall Galleries Oxford125 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01865 201778
Castle Fine ArtUnit L27b, Westgate, Oxford OX1 1TR, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01865 689862
Carey Blyth Gallery8 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 07798 526252
Oxford Ceramics Gallery29 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AA, England, United Kingdom.Phone: 01865 512320
Map showing art galleries in Oxford
Holywell Music Room