How to Get to Oxford University

Lady Margaret Hall
Norham Gardens
Oxford
OX2 6QA

Oxford is about 60 miles away from London. It has excellent road and national rail links. Regular coach services connect Oxford with the capital and also with Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports.

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Car Parking
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Local Taxis
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By Car
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From whichever direction you are coming, it is best to reach LMH from the northern end of the Oxford Ring Road: the city centre is impossible to navigate unless you already know exactly where you are going.

From London (M40 heading North):

Leave the M40 at Junction 8 (signposted Oxford, Cheltenham): the road merges onto the A40

After about 5 miles you come to Headington Roundabout with a McDonald’s on the left. Take the 3rd exit onto the A40, signposted "Ring Road Cheltenham A40 The Midlands (A34)".

Continue for 3 miles until you reach the Cutteslowe Roundabout. Take the 1st exit onto the A4165, signposted "Summertown, City Centre": this is the Banbury Road.

Continue south for 1.7 miles along the Banbury Road, through Summertown shopping area. Turn left at the Cotswold Lodge Hotel (immediately after Park Town) into Norham Road.

Take the 2nd right into Fyfield Road, the last turning off Norham Road. You can park here and the entrance into LMH is at the end on the left.

From the Midlands (M40 heading South):

Leave the M40 at Junction 9 signposted Oxford, taking the A34 South.

After about 5 miles you will see the exit to Oxford A44, signposted "Ring Road, Oxford, London, Cheltenham (A40)": this is the Pear Tree Roundabout, underneath the A34, from which you take the A44 2nd exit.

After just 0.4 miles on the A44, at the Wolvercote Roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted "Ring Road London A40" and after another 0.4 miles you meet the Cutteslowe Roundabout. Take the 3rd exit onto the A4165 signposted "Summertown, City Centre": this is the Banbury Road.

Follow steps 4. and 5. as above

From the South (A43 heading North):

Ignore the (A4144) and A420 exits to Oxford; carry on until the exit to Oxford A44 (this is the Pear Tree Roundabout: take the 3rd exit off the roundabout underneath the A43).

After 0.4 miles on the A44, at the Wolvercote roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted "Ring Road London A40" and after another 0.4 miles you meet the Cutteslowe Roundabout. Take the 3rd exit onto the A4165 signposted "Summertown, City Centre": this is the Banbury Road.

Follow steps 4. and 5. as above.

From the West (A40 heading East):

This road brings you directly to the Wolvercote Roundabout: take the 3rd exit signposted "Ring Road London A40", carrying on straight ahead, and after 0.4 miles you meet the Cutteslowe Roundabout. Take the 3rd exit onto the A4165 signposted "Summertown, City Centre": this is the Banbury Road.

Follow steps 4. and 5. as above.

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Car Parking
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Please report to the Porters Lodge on arrival where you will be allocated a parking space.

By Airplane

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Nearby aiports:-

London Heathrow
Gatwick
London Stansted
Birmingham

You can use Skyscanner to find flights to the above airports. To go there Please click on the picture below.

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. London Stansted airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757 coach service, running every two hours
A number of companies, including Oxicars and CCB Cars, offer pre-bookable airport transfers.

By Rail
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The closest station to Lady Margaret hall is Oxford Station. There are direct rail links 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).

To find out details about this station including taxi numbers for use from the station and vast information about the station and facilities Please click on the link below.
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/oxf/details.html

From the rail or bus stations it takes respectively about 20 or 15 minutes on foot through the centre of town and across (or around) the lovely University Parks to get to LMH. The downloadable map shows the route. The exit from the Parks is the Lady Margaret Gate. If you prefer not to walk, there are taxi ranks at both stations and, unlike some journeys across the centre of Oxford, this one is (usually) quick and straightforward.
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By Coach
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Frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with London (peak times every 10-20 minutes).
The Oxford Espress 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). Coaches arrive at Gloucester Green Coach Station in the city centre.
P please visit the link below to plan your journey
www.nationalexpress.com.

Local Taxis
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Taxi ranks are located at Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and St Giles' in the city centre.

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


Maps
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