Directions for how to find Green Templeton

Find out how to get to Green Templeton College via car, coach, rail or air.


Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road

By car

The city centre is avoided by approaching Green Templeton College 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 and 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 Green Templeton College.

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 the parking is for residents only) and it will not usually be possible to arrange visitor car parking on the college site.

By coach

There are very frequent services from London Victoria Station and Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, operated by Oxford Bus Company 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 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.

By rail

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

The Oxford central train station is a 20-minute walk from Green Templeton College. 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. You can find a dedicated page with up to date information on the Oxford Parkway trains timetable.

By air

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