UK Travel & Visa
Participants are responsible for obtaining UK entry visa, if they require one (please check to see if you need a visa at: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa). The time taken to process UK visa applications can vary greatly from one region to another, and in some cases can take up to three months or even longer. Therefore, it is advisable that you apply for your visa in good time for the event. Please contact your local British Consulate for further information.
In general, people on Standard Visitor Visa can attend up to 30 days training course if the courses “are recreational and don’t count towards a qualification”:
We will be happy to provide a letter confirming attendance but only after we have received the registration form and appropriate fees.
Oxford’s close proximity to several international airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted) offers an easy access from Europe, Americas and the rest of the world.
Opinions expressed below are for information only. Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and may find provided links helpful in planning their journey.
By taxi in Oxford: There is a taxi rank near Gloucester Green Bus Station and outside the Oxford Train Station.
Radiotaxis (+44 1865 242424)
ABC Taxis (+44 1865 770077, +44 1865 775577)
001 Taxis (+44 1865 240000)
Royal Cars (+44 1865 777333)
By air: The most convenient airport for Oxford is London Heathrow. There is frequent bus service from Heathrow to Oxford (recommended). London Gatwick Airport also has a direct bus connection with Oxford. Stansted Airport route is serviced relatively less frequently.
UK travel: There is a frequent bus service (every 8-10 minutes at peak hours) between Oxford and London operated by Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach/The Oxford Tube. There are also bus connections with many other UK cities. There are frequent direct trains between Oxford and London and regular links with the rest of the UK. Please visit the National Rail Inquiries website below for more information about train schedules (or telephone 08457 484950).
By car: There is no parking at the venue, therefore, please use public transport. You may also use a number of Park & Ride facilities near Oxford. More information about Park & Ride car parks is available on the City of Oxford website. Oxford is accessible via A40 at junction 8/8A on M40 from London. Please use a Route Planner (e.g., RAC Route Planner or AA Route Planner) for other UK cities.
For further information about airports, train and bus travel to Oxford, planning your route, and for general information about the City of Oxford, please click on a related links below:
UK BAA Airports: http://www.baa.com
Airport car hire
Train and bus travel
National Rail Inquiries: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Oxford Bus Company: http://www.oxfordbus.co.uk
The Oxford Bus/The Airline: https://airline.oxfordbus.co.uk/
National Express: http://www.nationalexpress.com