Getting to oxford via
From Central London:
*By Bus: The X-90 or the Oxford Tube from bus stops in central London including Marble Arch, Victoria Station, and Notting Hill, going to Oxford's central bus station Gloucester Green. The X-90 has evening service from Trafalgar Square (outbound only).
*By train: From central London, Paddington Station to Oxford train station (OXF) via National Rail, The Trainline. Oxford's train station is a 15 to 20 minute walk into the city centre.
From Marylebone Station to Oxford Parkway, 3 miles to central Oxford by car or bus service, via Chiltern Railways.
From Heathrow or Gatwick Airports:
*The Airline bus service provides regular day and night service to and from London Heathrow or Gatwick airports.
From Luton Airport
*The National Express bus service.
Car Rental: If you're planning on exploring the countryside surrounding Oxford or going further afield, picking up your rental car in central Oxford rather than the airports is convenient and quick--no trying to navigate London traffic. EuropeCar, Hertz, Avis, Thrify, and Budget are all located just a short taxi ride from the train station or if you're staying with us, 10 minutes from Holywell Street.
There is also excellent Park & Ride service into central Oxford, as well as bus service out to Blenhein Palace.
A tip about tour buses: Oxford is a walking city and it's the best way to see the colleges, as buses aren't allowed on many of the streets. Tour buses sit in traffic and show you the perimeter of the city, walking gets you inside the colleges, gardens, libraries, and museums.
ONCE YOU'RE HERE
Link to Oxford City Guide page of restaurants, pubs and cafes:
Oxford City Guide-restaurants
*The New Theatre (5 minute walk from Holywell Street)
*The Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street (5-10 minute walk)
*Oxford Walking Tours--In addition to Holywell Bed and Breakfast, Stuart and Carrie run Oxford Walking Tours, the definitive walking tour of Oxford. Stuart and our experienced, professional guides are keen to share a wealth of knowledge, stories, and history of the city of dreaming spires. Oxford is a walking city, so walking tours are a must.
The Bodleian Library offers tours of the library as well as an extended tour. Seeing inside Oxford's libraries is an experience of a lifetime.
Cotswold Tours - There are guides that say otherwise, but the best way to see the Cotswolds is by car. If you aren't driving your own, we highly recommend Martin and Absolute Touring for day trips to this 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. Martin has years of experience and is professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He'll pick you up in central Oxford for a day exploring the Heart of England, the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds are just under a half hour drive from Oxford.