Travel

Our courses are held in Oxford and getting to each location is easy.

Oxford is a bustling city, with a variety of transportation options available to you.  As such, getting around is relatively easy, though it is a good idea to prepare in advance, to ensure that you are taking the optimum route.  Driving in and around Oxford can sometimes be of difficulty, but both of our locations are set just outside of the centre, making drop off and pick up an available option. 

Below is some helpful advice and some links to useful travel sites. 

Oxford International College - Half Term and Christmas & New Year Courses

The full address is:
Oxford International College
1 London Place
Oxford
OX4 1BD

By Car:
If you are coming by car, turn off the main road to/from London (St Clement's Street, A420) into Cave Street, where you will be able to drop off only. Please note that there is no parking available at the college.  During rush hour (8am to 9am in the morning and 4:30pm to 6pm in the evening) traffic can be heavy. There are a number of Park and Ride facilities available.  These prove useful for students who are wanting to park.  A good example is the Thornhill Park and Ride, located just 3 miles away from the college, accessible via the 400 bus which will drop you off just past the college on St Clement's Street.  Further details can be found via the Park and Ride website.

By Bus:
There are buses that run to and from Barton, Oxford Brookes University, the JR Hospital, city centre and train station which all stop at St Clement's Street, just a short walk away from Oxford International College. Bus numbers are: U1 (Brookes Bus), 4, 400 (Park & Ride), X3, X13, 3, 23 (hospital buses), 8 & 9 (Barton & Risinghurst).
View Oxford Bus Company routes and times »
View Stagecoach routes and times »

By Train:
It is important to note that there are now two train stations in Oxford.  There is one in the city centre and one just outside called Oxford Parkway.  If you are coming by train from the main city centre station, take the 400 Park & Ride bus towards Thornhill. View train times and book tickets » If you are travelling by train, the best way to get to each location is via taxi, neither location (St Edward's School or Oxford International College) is more than a 10 minute car journey from the train station, and a taxi will cost no more than £10.  Taxis are generally available at the station or can be booked in advance. 

By Coach:
Both the Oxford Express (X90) and the Oxford Tube go to and from London directly past the college and have a drop off point at St Clement's Street. These comfortable coaches run as often as every 12 minutes at peak times.  The driver announces the stop in advance so listen out for “St Clement's”.

By Plane:
The St Clement's Street bus stops, a one minute walk from college, are convenient for coaches to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.  The Airline coaches run day and night, are comfortable, economical and provide a very reliable, convenient service directly to your airport terminal. Remember to request St Clement's as your destination so that the driver can load your luggage into the correct part of the coach.  There are 8 stops in Oxford and St Clement's is one of the middle ones.  If you are returning to the airport, you’ll need to tell the driver which terminal you require.  The journey to London Heathrow takes approximately one and a half hours with buses running every half hour during the day and every hour through the night.  Further details can be found here.  The journey to Gatwick takes approximately two and half hours and there are hourly services throughout the day and every two hours at night. Further details can be found here.  Bus services are also available for London Luton and London Stansted airports. 

St Edward's School - Easter and Summer Courses

The full address is:
St Edward’s School
Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 7NN

By Car:
If you are coming by car, please be advised that there are two locations for St Edward's School, one on either side of Woodstock Road.  In most cases any SatNav systems will try to direct you to the sports side of the school, where there is no entrance.  We will be located on the main campus and, as such, you will need to enter via the main gates, NOT following the signs to Nuffield Health Centre.  A map of the St Edward's location is given here.  Only those students wishing to park for the day or for the duration of the course should follow the signs to Nuffield Health Centre, after contacting OXSS for details of how and where to park.  Drop off and pick up are available on the main St Edward's School campus, though parking for a longer time is not. 

By Bus:

Buses run regularly from the City Centre (Magdalen Street and George Street) to Summertown (Woodstock or Banbury Road).  The nearest bus stop to the school is 'South Parade'.                                                                                                                                                                                                            
View Oxford Bus Company routes and times >>              
View Stage Coach routes and times >> 

By Train:
It is important to note that there are now two train stations in Oxford.  There is one in the city centre and one just outside called Oxford Parkway.  If you are coming by train from the main city centre station, take the 400 Park & Ride bus towards Thornhill. View train times and book tickets » If you are travelling by train, the best way to get to each location is via taxi, neither location (St Edward's School or Oxford International College) is more than a 10 minute car journey from the train station, and a taxi will cost no more than £10.  Taxis are generally available at the station or can be booked in advance.

By Coach:
Both the Oxford Express (X90) and the Oxford Tube go to and from London into Oxford city centre (Gloucester Green Bus Station).  The bus station is around a 5 minute walk from the Magdalen Street and George Street bus stops or a 10 minute taxi ride to St Edward's School.

By Plane:
There are regular and reliable coach services from London Heathrow and London Gatwick to the Oxford city centre (Gloucester Green Bus Station).  The journey from London Heathrow takes approximately one and a half hours with buses running every half hour during the day and every hour through the night.  Further details can be found here.  The journey from Gatwick takes approximately two and a half hours and there are hourly services throughout the day and every two hours at night. Further details can be found here.  Bus services are also available for London Luton and London Stansted airports.