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Getting to Oxford: Oxford is about 60 miles (90 km) northwest of London and has excellent road and national rail links. Regular coach services connect Oxford with the capital and also with Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports.
From London airports: London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by The Airline coach service, which operates a direct frequent service twenty-four hours a day (tel: +44 (0)1865 785400).
London Stansted airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757 coach service, running every two hours (tel: +44 (0)8705 747777).
A list of taxi companies, many of which offer a bespoke airport pick-up service, can be found on the Tourist Information Centre website.
A direct service operates between Oxford and London Paddington (approximately every 30 minutes), and between Oxford and Birmingham New Street via Banbury and Coventry.
Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the South via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading.
For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).
Frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with London (peak times every 10-20 minutes). The Oxford Express service includes Victoria Coach Station, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Baker Street/Gloucester Place and Hillingdon (tel: +44 (0)1865 785410).
The Oxford Tube service includes Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd's Bush, and Hillingdon (tel: +44 (0)1865 772250).
For information on coaches to other major cities and airports contact National Express (tel: +44 (0)8717 818178). Coaches arrive at Gloucester Green Coach Station in the city centre.