A modern, innovative university in a historic city setting, Oxford Brookes University offers students the best of the new and old. With three campuses around Oxford itself and a fourth in Swindon, this uni is known for its academic excellence and outstanding work placement programme which gives students valuable real-world experience.
Oxford boasts excellent local and national transport links, and the various Oxford Brookes University campuses are easy to get around by bus, bike or car share. Find out the best ways to get to Headington Campus, Wheatley Campus or Harcourt Hill Campus in Oxford.
Travelling to Oxford
Oxford it well-served by rail, with direct or interconnecting services running at least hourly to many destinations throughout the UK. Trains to London Paddington depart every 15 to 30 minutes, depending on time of day, with a journey time of approximately one hour.
Similarly, there are direct intercity coaches between Oxford and London (the Oxford Bus Company's X90 Service and the Stagecoach Oxford Tube service) that stop near Headington Campus. These run every 10 to 15 minutes during the day, every 20 to 30 minutes in the evening and hourly during the night.
National Express coach services also operate between Oxford and Coventry, Birmingham, Leeds and Sheffield. If you're travelling by air, The Airline coach connects Oxford to London Heathrow and Gatwick, while National Express 757 goes to Stansted.
Getting around Oxford Brookes University
Oxford has an extensive bus network provided by a range of operators, including Stagecoach and the Oxford Bus Company. There is also a dedicated BROOKESbus that connects the three Oxford campuses with the city centre and the uni's Halls of Residence. See Oxontime or NextBus for departure times.
Oxford is a compact, cycle-friendly city, and Oxford Brookes University is keen to promote cycling as a sustainable form of transport. You can choose from an extensive network of cycle routes
(PDF link), and take advantage of cycle buddy schemes organised by the uni. There is extensive bike storage available on all campuses, as well as showers and regular Bike Doctor maintenance sessions. See the university cycling pages
for even more resources.
Car share to Oxford Brookes University
All the uni's Oxford campuses are easy to access by car using the following postcodes in your sat nav:
- Headington Campus: OX3 0BP
- Harcourt Hill Campus: OX2 9AT
- Wheatley Campus: OX33 1HX
Bear in mind, though, that parking is extremely limited and only available by pre-arranged permit. Park and ride
bus services are available, or why not commute by car share with other students or colleagues to reduce congestion and split the costs of petrol and parking? Lift shares are a great way to make your journey more social and cost-efficient, not to mention a much greener form of travel.