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Oxford University international arrivals

This page aims to support visitors by providing useful information on how to get to Oxford from the UK’s main significant airports.

Information options to Oxford University for international arrivals

This page aims to support visitors by providing useful information on how to get to Oxford from the UK’s main significant airports.

Oxford is a well-known historical town which was founded in the 9th century, home of the famous University of Oxford where many highly respected skilful graduates have studied. Oxford is not just an ancient town, but now

How to get to Oxford from Luton Airport?

By Train

Are you planning to get from Luton Airport to Oxford by Train? You will be pleased to know Luton Airport offers railway services to Oxford (from platform 4). Visitors can catch the train from Luton Airport every 10-15mins, the approximate journey time is estimated to be 2h, 18m with three stops along the way.

Ticket prices vary on how many passengers and if you would like to book a return.

(Please note: there may be a slight change on the duration time and stops depending on the time you book your ticket).

By Bus/Coach

Luton Airport offers services to Oxford by coach; National Express accommodates up to 15 departures per day with the fastest duration time of 1hr 55mins.

National Express offers free onboard WI-FI with your guaranteed seat, as well as a generous luggage allowance.

By Taxi

Upon arrival at Luton Airport, rank taxis are available on a 24-hour basis to help you reach your destination to Oxford. Luton Airport has a taxi rank where drivers are available to carry out your transfer to Oxford with the average price starting from £145.

Pre Booked Taxis

If you have arrived at Luton Airport and would prefer a personal driver who you can contact to transfer you to Oxford, the use of pre-booked taxis are recommended.

1ST Airport Taxis is a trusted, well-established airport transfer company who have operators and highly skilled drivers working around the clock to ensure you have a smooth journey.

1ST Airport taxis offers 100% customer satisfaction as well as flight monitoring, free cancellation and easy access to pre-booking your journey from Luton airport to Oxford.

Transfer prices from Luton airport to Oxford start from as little as £82, ensuring on-time drivers and a comfortable stress-free ride to your destination.


How to get to Oxford from Heathrow Airport

By Train

If you’ve arrived at Heathrow Airport (LHR) and want to get to Oxford by train, please note there is no direct train which carries out this service.

On the bright side, departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 there are train services available which will take you to Oxford via London Paddington.

However, the estimated journey time is known to be 1hr 30m which includes transfers.

By Bus/Coach

Coaches from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford are available via National Express with fares starting from £15.00 one way.

Heathrow Airport has many services which can help you pass time before boarding your coach. Some of these facilities are cafes, restaurants, ticket machines and toilets.

How to get to Oxford from Heathrow Airport

Arrival and Departure of coaches depending on Terminals:

Terminals 2 & 3

For passengers travelling from Terminal 2 & 3 your coach arrives and departs from the Heathrow central bus station.

Terminals 4

For passengers travelling from Terminal 4 your coach arrives and departs outside of Heathrow Terminal 4

Terminals 5

For passengers travelling from Terminal 5 your coach will arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5 For more information and to plan your Bus/Coach journey to Oxford

By Taxi

Rank taxis are available at London Heathrow Airport operating 24hours on the day to carry out your transfer to Oxford prices starting from £169.00.

Rank Taxis at London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

For Terminals 2

- Rank taxis are located opposite bus stop 12, outside the arrivals hall on the ground floor.

For Terminals 3

- Rank taxis are located just before Cromer Road West, nearby bus stops are 16-22.

For Terminals 4

- Rank taxis are located just outside the arrivals hall, between the help & information point and Costa.

Pre Booked Taxis

Pre-booked taxis are available from Heathrow Airport to transfer you to Oxford at your convenient date and time.

1ST Airport Taxis are providing transfer services from Heathrow airport to Oxford starting from as little as £94

For more information and to plan your pre-booked airport transfer from Heathrow Airport to Oxford.


How to get to Oxford from Stansted Airport

By Train

Trains are available seven days a week to catch from Stanstead Airport (platform 1) to help you travel to Oxford, ticket prices starting from £48.

The estimated journey time 3hrs 19m with two changes along the way.

For tickets and quotes, and to also plan your train journey from Stansted Airport to Oxford.

By Bus/Coach

Direct busses and Coaches are available from Stanstead Airport to help you travel to Oxford. Coaches at Stanstead Airport run between 01:00 – 22:00, with eight coaches per day the calculated journey time is 3h 15m, and there are no stops.

Coaches are operated by National Express; the distance to Oxford is 66miles (106km). To plan your journey and for more information.

By Taxi

There are currently no rank taxis located at Stansted Airport. If you have not pre-booked your taxi at Stansted Airport, you can make arrangements at the International Arrivals Hall.

How to get to Oxford from Stansted Airport

Pre Booked Taxis

Upon your arrival at Stansted Airport, pre-booked taxis are available to transfer you from Stansted Airport to Oxford.

1ST Airport Taxis are providing transfer services from Stansted Airport to Oxford from as little as £185.

For more information and to plan your pre-booked airport transfer from Stansted Airport to Oxford


Frequently Asked Questions

Do Oxford University provide any transport?

Yes, there are transport options available which are organised by Oxford University. Students at the University are entitled to a discount for travelling, for more information.

How do I book a bicycle to get around Oxford?

If you want to get your hands on a bicycle to get around Oxford, you can find this service at Cowley Centre or Blackbird Leys. To get there, you can take number 1, 5 or 10 Bus.

Can I pre-pay for my journey?

Of course, online payments are available if you do not want to pay by cash. When booking your journey, please ask your operator for more information and guidance.

What activities can I do in Oxford?

There are many exciting tourist attractions to see if you’re travelling to Oxford, some of the activities you can do and places you can visit are.

  • Oxford sight-seeing bus tour.
  • The Bodleian Library.
  • Oxford Castle and Prison experience.
  • Oxford Ice Rink.
  • The Pitt Rivers Museum.