Transport Guide

Lincoln College is in the centre of Oxford, on Turl Street, which runs between Broad Street and the High Street. Please see below for a map of the area.



The most convenient way of travelling to Oxford from most airports is by bus. Oxford Bus Company runs 'Airline' services to and from Heathrow and Gatwick: please see their website for timetables and fares. 

National Express runs bus services from London Stansted (3.5-4.5hrs) and London Luton (approx. 2hrs).

There is a direct train between Birmingham International to Oxford rail station - please check National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

A number of taxi companies run services to and from airports - this company has the cheapest fares I've found. 


Two bus services run between London and Oxford: the X90 (operated by Oxford Bus Company) andthe Oxford Tube (operated by Stagecoach). Each takes approximately 1hr 40minutes, though both Oxford and London traffic get very bad at rush hour so it can take significantly longer. These services run all night, and are a good affordable alternative to the train, especially when travelling at peak times. Please see the respective websites for timetables, bus stop information, and fares.

National Express runs bus services to Oxford from a wide range of destinations - please check their website.

The X5 bus (operated by Stagecoach) runs between Cambridge and Oxford, and takes about 3.5-4hrs.


Most buses into the city terminate at (and depart from) the central bus station, Gloucester Green.This is about 10 minutes walk from Lincoln, and has a taxi rank.

Many buses - including those from London, and the airports - have an earlier stop on the High Street, close to the southern end of Turl Street: ask your driver about this when you purchase your ticket, as it'll save you a bit of a walk.

There's a map of the bus stops in central Oxford here, and a map of Oxford's various local bus routes here. For more information about local bus services in Oxford, please check the Oxford Bus Company website - they also have travel shops on the High Street (not far from Lincoln) and in Debenhams (not far from Gloucester Green), where you can get further guidance and purchase travel cards.


Trains run directly to Oxford from a number of mainline stations, including London Paddington, Reading, Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Newcastle, Bournemouth, and Southampton Central. Please see the National Rail Enquiries website or phone +44 (0)8457 484950 for more information and to book your journey. The train station is 15-20 minutes walk from Lincoln, and has a taxi rank.


Oxford is not a very forgiving city for drivers - there are access restrictions for cars within the city centre, particularly for traffic coming into the centre from the east, along the High Street. Details of car parks in the city centre and elsewhere in Oxford can be found here.

Oxford has a Park and Ride service, with five car parks on major roads into the city. Details can be found here.
Information about Blue Badge parking in Oxford can be found here.
No parking is available at Lincoln, as it is located on a small, pedestrianised street.