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If you just want to get from Heathrow to Oxford - Don't take the train! Until they get round to building the western approach spur into Heathrow, taking the train between Heathrow and Oxford is a faff, and it isn't all that cheap either. You either need to take a train into Paddington, change platforms, then head back out to Oxford (minimum journey time ...


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I strongly recommend the "Airline" bus service over the train. I live in Oxford and fly from Heathrow several times a year: I always use the bus and wouldn't even consider the train. It's cheaper: about £30 vs about £40 for a one-month return. It's faster: about 75-90 minutes for the bus, vs 100-150 minutes for the train via London. It runs 24 hours, ...


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Besides taking a train, you can always use a coach (i.e. bus) to get from Heathrow directly to Oxford. There are a couple of options. One choice is Oxford Bus The Airline - it stops at terminal 5 as well as the central bus station and takes about 80-90 minutes to reach Oxford. The coaches run every 30 minutes. It'll probably be cheaper than a train, too.


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I've done the Oxford <-> Netherlands trip quite a few times over the years. Firstly, I'd say you're missing a few more options: Bus to London, Eurolines or iDBus over to Europe, possibly direct to Amsterdam or possibly changing to another bus/train Bus or train to one of Birmingham Airport, Luton, Stansted or Marston (Kent) for a cheap flight Train to ...


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Everyone's favourite Mapping, Public Transport and Governance geeks MySociety did some some work on this very question a few years ago. As part of this, they handily produced maps showing travel time by public transport from both Cambridge: And from Oxford: For a weekend away, you probably want to restrict yourself to regions that are at the red end of ...


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Apparently Oxford Backpackers will hold on to them for you, for a fee: Oxford Backpackers, 9A Hythe Bridge Street, will accept left-luggage even from non-residents at 2 pounds per person per day - but not necessarily per item, if two items can be tied together. Remember, however, that you have to climb a flight of stairs to start with. This from ...


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Right now, the answer is no. I believe you'll need to be a registered reader, and have your readers card approved for old manuscripts. You can see the getting a readers card section for more on how to do that. (Note that you'll likely need a suitable reason, study related, before they'd give you access). You can't just wander up and get access, sorry. ...


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The Heathrow Express is free between Terminal 5 and Terminals 1,2,3, where you can do a same-platform transfer to Heathrow Connect which will take you to Hayes & Harlington. (Likewise, Heathrow Connect is free between Terminals 1,2,3 and Terminal 4, for people arriving on Heathrow Express). So you don't need to bother with the Underground for this ...


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This kind of question is difficult to answer because we don't really know what you want or expect from your hotel. It is possible to economize in Oxford but you may find you are in quite a downmarket kind of place. If you are paying yourself, I would say that the hotels are quite expensive for what they offer, even compared to central London for example. I ...


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Yet another option (I cannot vouch for how good it is compared to the others since I've never done any of them) is to take a RailAir coach to Reading (it appears that the journey time from T5 is 38 minutes) and then a train to Oxford (which I take very regularly and is usually 27 minutes). Trains to Oxford from Reading are frequent as it's on the line from ...


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A quick search on travelinesoutheast.org.uk gives you several options: Depart Arrive Changes Max journey time Trip Summary 1. 0643 0817 1 01:34 walk, coach, bus, walk 2. 0658 0852 2 01:54 walk, bus, walk, train, train, walk 3. 0728 0922 2 01:54 walk, bus, ...


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Brompton Bike Hire is also available in Oxford. The iconic foldable bikes are available from £2.50 a day. http://www.bromptonbikehire.com/our-docks/oxford-2624/


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There is such a scheme. However, it doesn't yet cover the city centre, which is why you can't (yet) find any docking stations in the main tourist areas The scheme is called OxonBike, and is run in conjunction with the county council. Currently, all the docking stations are "up the hill", in and around Headington. They're around Oxford Brookes university, ...



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