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Green Templeton College | Oxford

landing contact

Postal address

Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road
United Kingdom

Switchboard (the Porters’ Lodge)

Tel. +44 (0)1865 274770

Fax. +44 (0)1865 274796

Directions by car, bus, rail and air

See a directory of principal departments and contact details.


The city centre is avoided by approaching GTC from the north, ideally on the A4144 (Woodstock Road) or alternatively the A4165 (Banbury Road), both of which are accessible from the ring road. If using the M40 from the north, leave at Junction 9 and take the A34 southbound.

From the south-east, leave the M40 at Junction 8 take the A40 northbound. This becomes the Oxford ring road (Northern Bypass), and you can then take the A4144 (Woodstock Road) from this.


The best option for those coming from outside Oxford by car is to use the Peartree Park and Ride, close to the junction of Woodstock Road (A4144) and the A34. Park and Ride buses come straight down Woodstock Road and stop at the Radcliffe Infirmary, which is next door to GTC.


There are pay-and-display car parking spaces in St Giles and the surrounding streets, but the centre of Oxford is often extremely congested. On-road parking near the College is almost impossible (most of this is residents only), and it will not usually be possible to arrange visitor car parking on the College site.



There are very frequent services from London Victoria Station and Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, operated by Oxford Bus and Stagecoach ('The Oxford Tube' and the 'X90'). A less frequent service connects with Birmingham International Airport. There are connections with many other parts of the country, including a direct service to Cambridge.


The central bus and coach station (Gloucester Green) is a 15 minute walk south of the College. There is a nearby taxi rank (across the square of Gloucester Green, outside the cinema).


There are frequent direct trains from London Paddington and regular links northwards via Birmingham, southwards via Reading, and westwards via Didcot. Consult the interactive National Rail timetable.


The Oxford central station is a 20 minute walk from GTC, but there is a taxi rank at the station.

The new Oxford Parkway station is a fast train from London Marylebone to north Oxford. There are several buses, (2, 2A, 2D, and S5) that leave regularly from the parkway station to the Bevington Road stop, a four minute walk from College. 

Consult the Chiltern Railways website for timetable


The most convenient arrival airport is London Heathrow, from which there is a frequent express coach service to Oxford (see below). London Gatwick is a little further, but again there is direct coach service to and from Oxford. Birmingham International, Stansted and Luton have less frequent coach and/or rail connections with Oxford.