Directions for how to find Green Templeton

The College is located to the North of the city centre on Woodstock road, less than a mile from the city centre


Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road

We encourage all visitors to use public transport where possible to visit Green Templeton, in line with our sustainability commitments. A few options are in this guide including helpful walking, cycling, and bus routes as alternatives to driving.

Travel by bus

There are very frequent services from London Victoria Station and Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, operated by Stagecoach (‘The Oxford Tube’). 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 in Oxford is called Gloucester Green. It is a 15-minute walk south of the college. There is a nearby taxi rank to the bus station, just across the square of Gloucester Green, outside the cinema.

Travel by train

There are frequent direct trains from London Paddington to Oxford and regular links northwards via Birmingham, southwards via Reading, and westwards via Didcot. Consult the National Rail for full train timetables.

The Oxford central train station is a 20-minute walk from Green Templeton College. Walking to and from the station is a great healthy and sustainable alternative to getting a taxi or bus. However, should you require one there is a taxi rank outside the station.

The Oxford Parkway train station provides a fast train service from London Marylebone to north Oxford. There are several buses (2, 2A, 2D and S5) that leave regularly from Oxford Parkway and travel to the Bevington Road stop, which is a four-minute walk from Green Templeton College. Consult Chiltern Railways for the Oxford Parkway trains timetable.

Travel by bike

We have bike stores in a locked area on college grounds and spaces can often be reserved if we are given sufficient notice. Oxford city council have a number of annotated maps, journey planners, and other useful cycling resources.

Travel by taxi

If you prefer to arrange taxi transport to Oxford you may like to contact one of the following Oxford-based taxi companies:
Royal Cars 
Execcar (Danny Lane)

Travel by car

If you are travelling to Oxford by car we advise that you use one of Oxford’s five Park and Ride sites located around the city’s ring road in order to avoid traffic and the very limited, expensive parking available around the city centre:

Pear Tree (North)

For satnav use OX2 8JD. Take the 300 bus to and from the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter stop (next stop once you pass St Anne’s College). This stop is right outside Green Templeton.

Oxford Parkway (North)

For satnav use OX2 8HA. Take the 7 bus to and from the city centre.

Redbridge (South)

For satnav use OX1 4XG. Take the 300 bus to and from the city centre.

Thornhill (East)

For satnav use OX3 8DP. Take the 400 bus to and from the city centre.

Seacourt (West)

For satnav use OX2 0HP. Take the 400 bus to and from the city centre.

Details including timings, prices, and stops for all Park and Ride locations
Please note that Thornhill and Seacourt are often full, particularly on University Open Days. We recommend that drivers coming from the east (including London), the south and the west use the Redbridge Park and Ride, while drivers arriving from the north can choose between Pear Tree and Oxford Parkway.

If you do need to drive to Green Templeton directly the city centre can be avoided by approaching Green Templeton College from the north. Ideally you should use 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 and take the A40 northbound. This becomes the Oxford ring road (Northern Bypass) and you can then take the A4144 (Woodstock Road) from this.

Please note that some routes such as High Street/St Aldates/Queen St and Cornmarket are either closed to vehicles or have very limited access and are protected by number plate-reading cameras and frequent police patrols.

Please refer to the AA’s route planner for details of local road works and disruptions likely to delay your journey.

Please note that usually it will not be possible to arrange visitor car parking on the college site, and parking in Oxford city centre is limited and often expensive. There are a handful of spaces on a meter outside the college (max stay of two hours, £4.00 per hour) as well as pay-and-display car parking spaces in St Giles and the surrounding streets. The nearest public car parks (in order of closeness to Green Templeton) are at Gloucester Green, Worcester Street, the Westgate Centre and at the Railway Station.

For information on parking in Oxford for people with disabilities, please see Oxford City Council’s Blue Badge scheme.

International travel

The most convenient arrival airport is London Heathrow, from which there is a frequent express coach service to Oxford. London Gatwick is a little further, but there is a direct coach service to and from Oxford. The Airline operates through the day and night, linking Oxford with Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Birmingham International, Stansted and Luton and have less frequent coach and/or rail connections with Oxford.

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