Find Us

Christ Church is located on St Aldates, an easy walk of no more than a few minutes from Oxford city centre.

  • Visitors coming to look around the college should go to Meadow Gate where they can purchase their entry ticket
  • Those wishing to visit the Picture Gallery should use Canterbury Gate (at the junction of Oriel square and Merton street)
  • Worshipers attending services at the Cathedral should use Tom Gate
  • Prospective students visiting on an Open Day should go to Tom Gate
  • Attendees at Conferences and Summer Schools should refer to registration information as per their organiser
  • All B&B guests should go to the Porters Lodge at Tom Gate for check in

Map

There is a very useful map here showing Colleges, University Departments, Libraries and Museums.

Getting to Oxford

Getting to Oxford is easy by train, car, or coach. The University provides helpful information about transport. Other information about travelling to Oxford can be found on the Oxford City Guide website.

By Train

A direct service operates between both London Paddington and Marylebone stations and Oxford Station (approximately every 30 minutes with a journey time of approximately 1 hour).

Oxford station has direct rail services from many locations, including Birmingham, Manchester, Hereford, Worcester, Newcastle, and York.

For details and to plan your journey, see National Rail Enquiries website.

Oxford Railway Station is a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Oxford. Please use Google Maps or our interactive map to find your way from the station to Christ Church, or whichever part of the University you are visiting.

Taxis are available at the main station entrance. There are also a number of local bus services.

By Car

Please note that parking is extremely difficult anywhere in the city centre and there is no parking available at the College. Many roads in the centre of Oxford are barred to traffic. Visitors travelling by car are encouraged to use the Park and Ride buses.

There is further information about car parking in Oxford on the City Council website.

By Coach

National Express:  Website: www.nationalexpress.com

Location: Buses leave from London Marylebone every 20 minutes (approx.) to Oxford Bus Station
Journey time: 1hr 40 mins (approx.)

The Oxford Tube: Website: www.oxfordtube.com

Location: Buses leave London at Victoria (Buckingham Palace Road), Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate and Shepherd’s Bush arriving at St Aldates and Gloucester Green Bus Station.
Journey time: 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)

Coaches from London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports to Oxford

The Airline:  Website: www.airline.oxfordbus.co.uk

Journey time from Heathrow: 1hr 30 mins (approx.)
Journey time from Gatwick: 2 hours [South Terminal] 2 hours 30 mins [North Terminal]

By Bus

There are a number of local buses connecting various parts of Oxford and the city centre, check the Oxford Bus Company's journey planner to find a route that serves your travel needs.

Accessibility

Please read the information about disabled access here.