Accommodation costs are not included in the registration fees. Participants must arrange their own accommodation. Below are suggestions for transportation and accommodation.


For more college dorm room options visit the Conference Oxford or the University Rooms websites. Oxford Colleges offer accommodation on an individual basis, providing a unique opportunity to stay in a historic Oxford college room, eat in the college hall and wander through the college's gardens. These centrally-located rooms start at £50. Check availability and book online on the Conference Oxford website.


Below is a selection of websites that give further information about places to stay in Oxford.


The YHA Oxford is located beside the Oxford Train station and offers the least expensive accommodation option. Membership is not a requirement. Private rooms are available, some with ensuite bathrooms.


Click on the link for additional accommodations. You may also consider Airbnb in Oxford.


Another valuable source of information is the official tourism guide to Oxfordshire


Keep in mind that fees change, and it helps to book long in advance.


Participants are responsible for contacting the accommodation providers. Please also note that this information is for the benefit of the participants only. We have no association with any of these organisations or websites.




There are three major airports within 90 minutes of Oxford; London Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham International, all well served by direct coach connections to Oxford. Heathrow is the closest major airport to Oxford.  


Heathrow is served by a regular coach service (called the Airline) to and from Oxford. If you arrive at Terminals 1, 2, or 3, exit Customs and follow signs to the Central Bus Station and go to Bay 13. If you arrive at Terminal 4, take the free transfer to T1, 2, and 3 and then get the bus at Bay 13. From Terminal 5, go to Stand 10 (directly outside Terminal 5.) Buses to Oxford run approximately every 30 minutes between 4.00 am and 10.00 pm, less frequently during the night. A one-way fare costs £23; a period return (round trip), valid for three months, costs £29. The journey takes approximately one hour, depending on traffic exiting the London area. 


Gatwick is also served by the Airline coach service to and from Oxford and leaves once an hour during the day. The coaches to Oxford leave at quarter past the hour from the upper forecourt of the South Terminal Bus Station and at twenty minutes past the hour from Bay 4 / 5 of the North Terminal Bus Station. A one-way fare costs £28, a period return (valid for three months) costs £37. The ride will take 2 to 2 ½ hours, depending on traffic. 


The driver may ask for your destination. Your journey will end at Gloucester Green

(pronounced ‘Gloss-ter’), the Oxford bus station. 


If you are making your way to Oxford from Central London, trains leave from Paddington Station (consult Trainline for the timetable) a one-way ticket will cost £10.50 - £26.00, depending on the time of travel and can be cheaper if booked well in advance online.


Coaches (Oxford Tube) leave from Victoria Coach Station, and other central London stops every 15 minutes or so. The coach services offer a student ticket one-way for £11; £15 for a period return valid for three months. Information is ten available online at Oxford Tube.


Once you are in Oxford, the City bus service is excellent. The Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach run full services of local buses around Oxford and surrounding towns.



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