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How To Reach Oxford
A city in the Central Southern region of England, Oxford is also known as the city of Dreaming Spires, renowned for its University the world over and as thus earned it repute in the city’s historic past. Established in the 12th century, Oxford is renowned for its historic past as well as its University. Home to royalty and a number of scholars for over 800 years, Oxford, today is a bustling cosmopolitan city and residence to a progressive hi-tech community. With a blend of modern and ancient architecture, there’s ample and more for residents and tourists alike to explore in Oxford, right from enjoying a variety of historic structures, museums and colleges to painting the town red, making the most of entertainment events and shopping till you drop! Here's how to reach Oxford.
There are about 8 ways to reach Oxford from New Delhi which include flight and train options. One of the best ways is to fly to London Heathrow and then make the onward journey on a train from London Paddington Station to Oxford, which also turns out to be one of the fastest and cheapest alternatives and takes around 13 hours and 18 minutes. The estimated fare for this option is INR 18,000-67,000.
Alternatively, you can fly to London City/Birmingham/Bristol/London Stanstead/Norwich or London Luton and then by train to reach Oxford. The airlines operating on the New Delhi-London Heathrow route include Virgin Atlantic, Air India, British Airways, KLM, Emirates, Air France, Qatar Airways and few others.
When you arrive at London Heathrow, a short walk down to the Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, you can board a train to London Paddington and from there to Oxford. Trains depart for London Paddington every 15 minutes and take about 20 minutes to reach there. The trains operating on this route are Heathrow Express and TFL Rail and the estimated train fare is INR 490-2,900. From London Paddington, the frequency of trains to Oxford is every hour and take about 58 minutes in all, for which the fare is approx. INR 2,300-4,200. You can board the Great Western Railway for Oxford.
Alternatively, you can fly to London City, from the London Airport DLR Station, board a train for Canning Town DLR Station, then a tube to Baker Street Station, walk it down to London Marylebone and board a train to Oxford.
If you’d like to travel by road from London Heathrow to Oxford then you can book a cab, which will have you there in about 52 minutes and cost you roughly INR 10,000-12,000. Hounslow Minicab and Heathrow Taxis are good for road trips here. Alternatively, from London Heathrow, you can take the Airport Coach Services which runs 24 hours a day.
Oxford has excellent bus connectivity with the main stop at Magdalen Street and there are poles indicating where the bus would stop for which bus with their respective schedules as well. With a frequent timeline, one is never waiting long for a bus. Exploring the town on a bicycle is another way of getting around as the city is nearly flat! There are ample taxi operators in Oxford with their vehicles marked clearly and distinctively, while visitors who are mobility impaired can use battery-operated wheelchair/scooter on rental or a free self-driven wheelchair around the town.