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BELIEF 2014
3rd International Conference on Belief Functions

 

               

       
Transport Information

Reaching Oxford by plane

Oxford can be easily reached from all main London airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.
Direct coach links to Heathrow and Gatwick to and from Oxford are managed by the Oxford Bus Company "The Airline" service. Travel times (which are subject to traffic conditions) are around 80 minutes from Oxford bus station (Gloucester Green) to Heathrow Terminal 5, 90 minutes to Heathrow Terminals 1,2 and 3. Terminal 4 can be reached from Terminal 5 via the free buses 482 and 490. Services to Heathrow run approximately every 30 minutes. For a detailed schedule please see the Airline web site.

Travel times are around 2 hours from Oxford bus station (Gloucester Green) to Gatwick airport, Terminal North (5 more minutes for Terminal South). Services to Heathrow run approximately every hour. For a detailed schedule please see the Airline web site.

Luton and Stansted airports are served by the National Express 737 cross country coach service. Travel times to Luton and Stansted are approximately 2 hours and 3 hours 30 minutes, respectively.

In addition to the larger airports in the region, Oxford is served by nearby London Oxford Airport, in Kidlington. This airport serves a number of UK and European destinations.

Reaching Oxford by coach from London

Two Oxford to London coach routes offer a frequent (24 hours no stop, 7/7 days) coach service to London. The X90 line is operated by the Oxford Bus Company, and stops at Victoria station, Marble Arch, Baker Street, Hillingdon. The Oxford Tube line is operated by Stagecoach, and stops at Victoria station, Marble Arch, Notting Hill, Shepherd's Bush, Hillingdon. Tickets can be bought on board or online at the respective web sites.
Reaching Oxford by train

Oxford railway station is half a mile (about 1 km) west of the city centre. The station is served by numerous routes, including CrossCountry services to as far away as Manchester and Edinburgh, First Great Western (who operate the station) services to London Paddington and other destinations such as Worcester and occasional Chiltern Railways services to Birmingham. The present station opened in 1852. Oxford is the junction for a short branch line to Bicester, which is being extended to form the East West Rail Link to Milton Keynes, providing a passenger route avoiding London. The Varsity Line between Oxford and Cambridge is planned to link Bedford with a short gap to be reconstructed to Sandy then a rail link between the two cities will be restored via Hitchin.

Reaching Oxford by car

The city is served by the M40 motorway, which connects London to Birmingham.
The other main roads to/from Oxford are:
  • A34 - a trunk route connecting the North and Midlands to the port of Southampton. It leaves J9 of the M40 north of Oxford, passes west of Oxford to Newbury and Winchester to the south and joins the M3 12.7 miles (20.4 km) north of Southampton. Since the completion of the Newbury bypass in 1998, this section of the A34 has been an entirely grade separated dual carriageway.
  • A40 - leading east dualled to J8 of the M40 motorway, then an alternative route to High Wycombe and London; leading west part-dualled to Witney then bisecting Cheltenham, Gloucester, Monmouth, Abergavenny, passing Brecon, Llandovery, Carmarthen and Haverfordwest to reach Fishguard.
  • A44 - which begins in Oxford, leading past Evesham to Worcester, Hereford and Aberystwyth.
  • A420 - which also begins in Oxford and leads to Bristol passing Swindon and Chippenham.

Getting to the Conference site (St. Hugh's College)

St. Hugh's College is at walking distance from the city center (around 20 minutes). In alternative, it can be reach via a number of public buses, such as number 2, 14 and 17, with stops on Banbury road.