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Some information to help you plan your trip to our OHC locations from the main London airports and other common arrival points. If you are arriving in the UK at another port or airport, please contact us at info@ohcEnglish.com for help and advice.
Please note, prices give are approximate and are intended to give you an idea of how much travel will cost. Prices will vary depending on the time of day you travel and how and when you buy your ticket. See websites for exact price information.
Remember, OHC can arrange competitively priced, reliable and safe taxi transfers from the airport directly to your homestay; we strongly advise students under 18 years old to use this service.
Using London Underground: London underground is easy to use – the lines are colour-coded and the map is easy to understand. If you arrive in central London, you will need to use the underground (or a London taxi) to go to your London accommodation or to a station to continue to other UK locations.
Useful websites for planning travel/booking tickets:
Rail Travel: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Coach Travel: http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx
London Underground: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/tube/
From London Heathrow (LHR):
By London Underground: Heathrow airport is on the Piccadilly Line in travel zone 6. Journey time to central London, approx. 40 minutes.
Price: £5.00-£10.00 (single)
By train: There is an express rail service from Heathrow to Paddington Station in central London. Trains leave every 15 minutes, journey time approx. 15/20 minutes. Book in advance online for much cheaper tickets (http://www.heathrow.com/transport-and-directions/trains/heathrow-express/ )
Single: £25.00 - £30.00 (depending on time)
From London Gatwick (LGW):
By train: There is an express rail service from Gatwick to Victoria Station in central London. Trains leave every 10-15 minutes, journey time approx. 30 minutes
Prices: £20.00 - £25.00 depending on time/service.
By coach: National Express coach service from Gatwick to Victoria Coach Station. Coaches leave every 30 minutes, journey time approx. 1hr 20 minutes
Prices: £10.00 (single) £15.00 (return)
From London Stansted (STN):
By train: there is an express rail service between Stansted and Liverpool Street Station in central London. Trains leave every 15-20 minutes, journey time approx. 55 minutes
Prices: £20.00 (single), £30.00 (return)
By Coach: National Express coach service from Stansted to Victoria Coach Station. Coaches leave every 20 minutes, Journey time 1 hr 40 minutes.
Prices: £15.00 - £20.00 (single) depending on time.
Direct to Oxford:
There is a very reliable, regular and comfortable coach service from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports which goes directly to Oxford, so you don’t need to go into London. Coaches leave every 15 minutes during the day (less frequently early morning, late evening and at night). Go to https://airline.oxfordbus.co.uk/ for timetables and to book tickets (you can also buy a ticket on the coach).
From Heathrow, journey time approx. 90 minutes:
Prices: £25.00 (single), £30.00 (return)
From Gatwick, journey time approx. 2hrs 30 minutes:
Prices: £30.00 (single), £40.00 (return)
From London Stansted: National Express coach service from Stansted to Oxford. Coaches leave approx. every 30 minutes, journey time approx. 3 hrs 15 minutes.
Prices: £30.00 - £40.00 depending on time.
From central London:
By train: trains leave Paddington station in central London approx. every 30 minutes, journey time approx. 60 minutes.
By coach: ‘The Oxford Tube’ coach service (www.oxfordtube.com) leaves from London Victoria and Marble Arch (see the website for a map of the stops and the full timetable). Coaches leave every 10 minutes during the day and less frequently in the evening and at night, journey time approx. 2hrs
Price: £15.00 (single), £20.00 (return)