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GETTING TO OXFORD

Use the Transport Direct website to plan your journey to Oxford, see www.transportdirect.info

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Train Services

Unfortunately there are no train services into Oxford on race day arriving before 9.15am, which will be too late for competitors. We are working with First Great Western and Network Rail to see if additional train services can be provided for future years’ events

Coach services from London

The Oxford Bus Company runs a 24-hour bus service from London – Service X90
Stagecoach runs a similar service called the Oxford Tube.

Both services depart from Buckingham Palace Road and arrive at the Oxford Coach Station at Gloucester Green with a 100 mins journey time. These coaches have limited capacity and are likely to be fully booked. It is a short 2 mins walk from the coach station to the ‘City 5’ bus stop on Speedwell Street (or Oxford train station)

For Stagecoach Oxford Tube bus service details see www.oxfordtube.com/tubetimes.aspx

For Oxford Bus Company X90 service details see www.x90.oxfordbus.co.uk/timetables-fares

Travel from City Centre

Stagecoach and Oxford Bus Company operate the ‘City 5’ bus service from the city centre to our temporary Park & Ride bus stop on Knights Road. This service takes 25-30 minutes, and runs every 20-30 mins from the train station, with a more frequent service from nearby Speedwell Street

For City 5 bus timetable and route map see www.oxfordbus.co.uk/timetables-fares/city5#timetable

From Knights Road it is a 5 minute walk along a footpath into the back of the Kassam stadium – see venue map on our RACE DAY GUIDE

Please note that many local bus services will be effected by diversions or restrictions due to the event road closures – for service news and updates see www.oxfordbus.co.uk/news-service-updates

Taxis to the Kassam can be obtained from the taxi rank outside the train station, or other city centre ranks

TRAVEL BY CAR

PLEASE NOTE THAT OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL HAVE ADVISED MOTORISTS TO ALLOW MORE TIME FOR THEIR JOURNEY TO THE RACE DUE TO THE SOUTHERN BY PASS ROADWORKS

Free Park & Ride

We are providing a FREE Park & Ride service for competitors and spectators from the MINI Plant at Cowley.

The Park & Ride bus service will operate every five minutes between the Mini Plant and the Kassam Stadium from 07.00am – 09.30am and from 11.00am – 14.45pm. There will be NO SERVICE operating during the early part of the race between 09.30am – 11.00am.

Park & Ride address:
MINI Plant Cowley – Gate 5
Eastern By-Pass Road
Oxford OX4 6NL

Competitors are recommended to arrive before 8.30am for the FREE Park & Ride
Allow extra time for possible queueing for buses at peak periods.

START & FINISH

The race start and finish are located at the Kassam Stadium, just south of the city centre.

Pre-paid Parking

There are a limited number of parking spaces available at the Kassam stadium. These are available on a pre-paid basis at a cost of £5 per space. These spaces are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Book now to avoid disappointment.

CLICK HERE to book Kassam parking www.oxfordhalf.co.uk/event/parking.
Please note there will be no parking sales for the Kassam Stadium on race day.

Kassam Stadium
Grenoble Road
Oxford OX4 4XP

Road closures will begin at 8:30am and heavy traffic is likely around the area, so we advise you to allow extra time for your journey.

ACCOMODATION

Oxford is a beautiful destination offering many accommodation options from Hotels and B&Bs to Hostels and Self-catering. You can find an extensive list here:

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