The famous Universities of Oxford caused one poet to dub it the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ but visitors make the journey to this iconic location every year for a wide variety of reasons. The city is linked to other major cities mainly via the bus service provider National Express. This includes links to cities like Manchester and Birmingham as well as London. The main Oxford Bus Station is located at Gloucester Green, an area surrounded by shops and restaurants as well as residential buildings.
Oxford Bus Station is the primary bus terminal for the city and is open 24 hours a day. It is located close to the center of the city near to Worcester college. It is the ending point for the majority of long-distance buses to Oxford, with the only exceptions being routes that terminate at designated bus stop points around the city. It is also located among a number of Oxford theatres including the Oxford Playhouse and The New Theatre on George Street.
Almost all long-distance buses to Oxford are provided by National Express. These include direct and indirect links from locations throughout the UK. Regardless of the number of connections involved, almost every connection terminates in the main Oxford Bus Station.
Traveling by bus to Oxford is a great option for anyone looking for a quick and inexpensive connection to a city with an immense reputation and a deep and intriguing history. For anyone flying in from the European continent to major airport hubs such as London Heathrow, a National Express bus to Oxford will arrive in as little as one hour 25 minutes, stopping at a bus stop on the High Street near the center of the city.
There is more to be experienced in Oxford than just student life. Visitors can hire a punt (a small river boat), pack a picnic and cut themselves a slice of age-old English relaxation while cruising down the calm waterways of the city. Those looking for something a little more dynamic will be impressed by the wide range of inventive cocktails on offer in the many bars that make up a large part of the vibrant nightlife of this city.