Exeter College

Exeter College

Exeter College, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3DP, England

Founded in 1314 Exeter is the fourth oldest college in the University of Oxford and boasts many celebrated past students. J RR Tolkien was an undergraduate here as were William Morris and Edward Burne Jones. Sir Roger Bannister, Alan Bennett Philip Pullman and Martin Amis also studied here. Exeter served as a film location for the Golden Compass, Brideshead revisited and also features in the Morse and Lewis TV series.

Accommodation Prices Double Room
(Ensuite, 2 person)
Single Room
(Ensuite, 1 person)
Single Room
(Standard, 1 person)
Package (3 nights)
Arrive: 29 March - Leave: 1 April
$510 $340 $220
Extra night
(per night, please give date of nights needed)
$170 $120 $75
Number of rooms booked by conference
(as of 18 Jan)
20 25 15



By Air

  • London Heathrow International Airport
  • Gatwick Airport
  • Stansted Airport

London Heathrow International Airport, and Gatwick Airport are linked to Oxford by The Airline Coach Company, which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Heathrow is the closest international airport to Oxford. Stansted Airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757, which runs approximately every two hours.

Once you've landed, there are several options for getting to Oxford from those airports:


In our opinion, the easiest and cheapest way to get to Oxford is to take a bus from the airport that comes straight to the city. Buses run by The Airline leave Heathrow approximately every 20 minutes, and Gatwick every hour, and are large, comfortable coaches that allow you to sit back, relax, and watch the beautiful countryside. From Heathrow, a ticket costs approximately £19 and takes approximately 80 minutes from terminals 1,2,and 3, and 100 minutes from terminal 5 (for terminal 4 you will need to take the free inter-terminal train to either terminal 5 or central bus station). From Gatwick, a ticket costs approximately £27 and takes approximately 120 minutes. The buses make a few stops once they reach Oxford, and if you're looking to get off at the main bus station, tell the driver you want to go to Gloucester Green (pronounced "Gloss-ster").


Though we don't recommend it, it is possible to take a standard taxi from the airport to Oxford (or, of course, from Oxford to the airport). It costs approximately £65 to/from Heathrow, and £100 to/from Gatwick, not including tip.

Hire Car:

There are several companies that offer hire cars with fixed rates to get you to and from the airport. These offer similar rates than a standard taxi. If you would like to book these cars in advance, so that someone is waiting at the airport for you, click on the names of the companies to visit their website.

  • Airport Direct - 01865 452832
  • CCB Airport Cars - 01865 876699
  • Oxicars - 01865 875900
  • Oxfordshire Chauffeurs - 07792 350212
  • Oxford Airport Transfers - 01865 377775

From London


The Oxford Tube and the X90 both leave London's Victoria Station every 12-20 minutes, making stops at Marble Arch, Baker Street, Notting Hill Gate, and Shepherd's Bush before heading to Oxford's Gloucester Green. Tickets cost £17 if you're returning the next day, or £20 if you're returning within 3 months. Travel time is approximately 100 minutes during off-peak times.

  • The Oxford Tube: 01865 772250
  • X90: 01865 785400


Trains from London leave Paddington every half hour, costing around £20 for a single trip, and takes approximately one hour. For national rail inquiries, call 08457 48 49 50 or visit their website. Note: cheap tickets can be purchased in advance for as little as £10 return. Check the website or contact National Rail for details.


Take the M25 to the M40. Get off at the A40 towards Oxford. Follow signs to the ring road. At the third roundabout, take your first left onto Woodstock Road (towards the city center). We strongly advise using the Park and Ride system as parking in Oxford is difficult and expensive.

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