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Department of Sociology
42-43 Park End Street

By Car


Car parking is very restricted, both at the Department itself and within the centre of Oxford generally. Worcester Street car park is opposite the Department, but there are also five 'Park and Ride' car parks which provide day return bus travel to the city centre. For full details, please see the Oxford Park and Ride information.

From the North (Birmingham, Worcester, Northampton):

Take the A44 or M40 then A34. Approach Oxford along the A4165 (Banbury Road), and follow it after it merges with Woodstock Road, until the large set of traffic lights just before the Randolph Hotel. Turn right here onto Beaumont Street, then left onto Worcester Street and right onto Park End Street. The entrance to the Department is on your left, a few metres down Tidmarsh Lane.
Park & Ride: Pear Tree (Woodstock Road), Water Eaton (Oxford Road).

From the East (London):

Take the M40 then A40. Take the exit for Marston/Elsfield and turn left onto Marsh Lane (B4150), then right at the roundabout onto the B4495.  Follow the B4495 to its end, and take a left onto Banbury Road, then approach as from the North.
Park & Ride: Thornhill (London Road)

From the South (Abingdon, Southampton)

Take the A34 to the Oxford ringroad, then take the A4142 Eastbound. Turn off towards Oxford on the A4158 (Iffley Road) which takes you to the Plain roundabout and approach as from the East.
Park & Ride: Redbridge (Abingdon Road).

From the West (Cheltenham, Bristol, Swindon)

Take the A420 (Botley Road) into Oxford past the train station, and bear right where the road forks at the end onto Park End Street. The Department is on the right just across the river.
Park & Ride: Seacourt (Botley Road).

By Coach

Coach Station & Services:

The coach station is located at Gloucester Green, off George Street. Very frequent services (approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes duration) are provided from several points in London by the Oxford Tube and Oxford bus Company.  National Express and other companies serve a range of other cities.

Station to Department

The Department is less than 0.2km to the West of the coach station. Turn right onto George Street, then left onto Worcester Street and right onto Park End Street. The entrance to the Department is on your left, a few metres down Tidmarsh Lane.

By Train

Rail Station & Services:

The railway station is located just off Park End Street. There are regular services from London, and from Birmingham and other stations to the North.

Station to Department

The Department is 0.5 kilometres to the East of the railway station, straight along Park End Street and immediately on your right when you have crossed the bridge. It is approximately a 6 minute walk. Alternatively there is a taxi rank outside the station.

Please note

Oxford Railway Station is expected to close on four weekends during September and October 2022 due to engineering work that is planned as part of Network Rail's long-term plans to redevelop the station and surrounding area. Rail replacement buses will be in service. More information is available here.

By Plane

There are regular coach services to Oxford from both London Heathrow and Gatwick (timetables here) airports, arriving at Gloucester Green coach station.

By Bike

Bike stands are available on Tidmarsh Lane on the opposite side of the street and secure bike parking is available to the back of the Department building.