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Finding the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies


St Philip & St James Church

Woodstock Road

Oxford OX2 6HR


Tel: +44 (0) 1865 556071

Fax: +44 (0) 1865 517722

Email: OCMS@ocms.ac.uk


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Oxford is about 60 miles (90 kms) 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

  1. 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).
  2. London Stansted airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757 coach service, running every two hours (tel: +44 (0) 8705 747777).

A number of companies, including Premier Cars Oxicars, CCB Cars, and Findlay's, offer pre-bookable airport transfers.


By train

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).


By coach

Frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with London (peak times every 10-20 minutes). The Oxford Bus 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 Victoria Coach Station, 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)8705 808080). Coaches arrive at Gloucester Green Coach Station in the city centre.


By car

Birmingham-Oxford: M40-A34

Bristol-Oxford: M32-M4-A34

Cardiff-Oxford: M4-A420

Edinburgh-Oxford: A74(M)-A74-M6-M42-M40-A34

Glasgow-Oxford: M74-A74(M)-M6-M42-M40-A34

London-Oxford: A40-M40-A40

Manchester-Oxford: M56-M6-M42-M40-A34

Newcastle-Oxford: A1-A1(M)-M1-A43-M40-A34

Nottingham-Oxford: M1-A43-M40-A34


Parking in Oxford

Many Oxford streets are now closed to traffic and parking is severely limited. Visitors 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) or at Water Eaton (north).





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

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