Getting to Oxford
St Anne's College
If you do wish to travel to the conference via car, the cheapest option for parking in Oxford is to use one of the city-run park and rides. These are Pear tree, Sea court and Redbridge.
7 days parking at one of these sites costs £10.
Cars can be left for up to 7 days continuously at these sites and security is managed through CCTV cameras.
The bus from the Pear tree Park and Ride to the city centre travels directly past St Anne’s college. Either, exit the bus at the stop opposite Plantation road and continue on into town (the college will be on your left) or leave the bus opposite the Old Radcliffe Infirmary and walk back the way you have come (the college is on your right).
Please be aware that on arrival at the Park and Ride, you will need to purchase your ticket within 10 minutes, and no change is given at the cash machines.
Further information can be found here:
Map Of Park and Rides
Oxford railway station is located on the western edge of the city centre, about 20 minutes’ walk from St Anne’s. There are also two direct buses operated by Stagecoach which run fairly frequently from the station to the College (Buses 14 and S3).
The station is managed by Thames Trains, with routes from Stratford-upon-Avon to London Paddington and Bristol, and is also served by Virgin Trains from Scotland to the south coast.
Services to London Paddington run twice an hour during the day, with journeys taking around 60 minutes. Information on rail journeys and fares to/from Oxford are available from National Rail Enquiries. Tel: 08457 484950.
The main bus station in Oxford is located at Gloucester Green in the City Centre, approximately 15 minutes’ walk from St Anne’s. National Express buses run to and from Oxford to locations throughout the UK. The Oxford Tube runs from London (Victoria, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate and Shepherd’s Bush) to Oxford every 10-15 minutes including throughout the night. The X90 also runs from London (Victoria, Marble Arch and Baker St) to Oxford up to every 15 minutes. The airline buses run regularly from London Gatwick and London Heathrow to Oxford.
Limited street parking is available in Wellington Square and St Giles. It is metered from 8am to 10pm with a 2-hour maximum stay each and every day including Sundays; after 10pm overnight stay is permitted.
There are also severe restrictions on access to many of the streets in the centre of the City. Traditional routes such as High Street/St Aldates/Queen St and Cornmarket are either closed to vehicles or have very limited access and are protected by number plate-reading cameras and frequent police patrols.
The nearest public car parks are at Worcester Street, Gloucester Green, the Westgate Centre and at the Railway Station. They are all expensive and should you wish to try North Oxford as an alternative, many areas now have residents’ only parking.