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Travel Suggestions

Attendants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. For those traveling from abroad, the following suggestions on ground transportation may be helpful.

Ground Transportation to Oxford

 By Rail

From London airports there are direct rail links to London
Heathrow – to Paddington Station where you can take another train direct to Oxford.
Gatwick – to Victoria Station, from where you need to travel to Paddington Station for Oxford.

Connections to the London Underground system are also available.

By Coach

In the UK a “coach” is a bus designed for longer journeys. The term “bus” refers to local public transport. The Oxford Bus Company runs express coaches from both airports. Detailed schedules and fare information are available here.

If you need accommodation when you arrive at Gatwick please refer to this guide.

If you need accommodation when you arrive at Heathrow please refer to this guide.

From London City

 If you are coming into London, there are frequent coach connections to Oxford from by Victoria rail station.

  • The “Oxford Tube” (not to be confused with the “tube” London underground system) departs from just alongside Victoria Rail Station. For detailed schedules and prices, see this page.
  •  The “X90” departs from Victoria Coach Station. For detailed schedules and prices, see this page.

All coaches to Oxford have intermediate stops and terminate at the coach station in town (Gloucester Green).

Getting to Pembroke College in Oxford

Pembroke College is in the Town Centre and not that far from either the Gloucester Green bus/coach station or the railway station.

All taxis are metered and the cost could vary from ,3 to ,5 depending on the time of day and traffic conditions.

The bus from the Gloucester Green coach station is the 300 park and ride bus. There should be a bus every 6 minutes. You will need to go out of the station onto George Street and cross over the road. The bus stop is outside Yates Wine Lodge.

The bus from the railway station is the X3. There should be one every 15 minutes.

Ask for a single to Pembroke; both buses cost approx. 50 pence. The driver will let you know when you get there if you ask.

Directions and map (pdf)

Accommodations in Oxford

If you need accommodation in Oxford before or after the Institute, there is some availability at Pembroke College, but you must contact them individually for arrangements. Other options can be located at these links:

Optional Excursions

The Institute will not be organizing formal excursions beyond Oxford either before, after, or during our time together. If you wish to arrange your own excursion, a helpful resource is the Methodist Heritage site.