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Wolfson College is located 30 minutes' walk from Oxford city centre, at the end of Linton Road, off Banbury Road. Whether you are in town for an open day or simply want to join one of the many seminars and talks happening here, we invite you to explore our College and community. Take a tour, attend a concert, or stroll through our gardens and our buildings, with their award-winning architecture.

Postal Address

Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD


+44 (0) 1865 274 100


Ways of getting to Wolfson
College minibus
Public transport
On foot
By bike
Driving instructions

A minibus service runs between the College and the city centre every 20 minutes in the early morning, lunchtime and late afternoons on Mondays to Fridays. The timetable is available via the minibus webpage

Buses to and from the city centre are numerous and frequent, and leave from the end of Linton Road. All buses from the College into town stop on St Giles' and most buses from the centre to Summertown along Banbury Road stop at the end of Linton Road. For timetables and fares, visit The Oxford Bus Company or Stagecoach websites.

Rail services
The fast trains to and from London take one hour and are reasonably priced when purchased in advance from the station or online. The train station is approximately 10 minutes' walk from the centre of town and 45 minutes' walk from Wolfson.

Coach services
To get to and from London, there is a cheap regular coach service run by Stagecoach (Oxford Tube). The journey takes between 90 and 120 minutes depending on the traffic. Buses leave from Gloucester Green Bus Station, Queen's Lane on the High Street, St Clement's and numerous other stops

London Heathrow International Airport and Gatwick Airport are linked to Oxford by The Airline coach service, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week from many of the same bus stops as the Oxford Tube.

There are coach services to Cambridge, such as the Stagecoach X5, which takes approximately 4 hours.

Wolfson is approximately 30 minutes walk from the centre of town and the most direct route is along Banbury Road

Cycling to Wolfson is easy and takes approximately 10 minutes from the centre of town. A cycling map is available at

Parking in Oxford is difficult but, if necessary, temporary parking at Wolfson is available and a Park & Ride service is also available. Parking in designated areas is available for a maximum of 3 hours. Parking restrictions exist in the roads adjacent to the College.

Park and Ride bus service operates between the Water Eaton site (north of the ring road near Kidlington) and the city centre. There is a stopping point on the northbound and southbound routes, on Banbury Road opposite the end of Linton Road (tell the bus driver you want to get off at the 'St Margaret's Road stop'). It is approximately a five-minute walk from this junction to the College.


The latest from Wolfson College

Aamer Sarfraz portrait photo
7 August 2020
Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords

Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.

George Smith portrait photo
5 August 2020
Professor George Smith Honoured by Royal Society

Congratulations to Professor George Smith, FRS, who has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize 2020

Balcony view from the Harbour lawn
8 July 2020
Refurbishment of the balcony

This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.

Our upcoming events

Parties and Dinners
12 - 12
Sep Sep
Degree Day
Saturday 12 September - 11:00am to 3:30pm

Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information. 

Lectures and Seminars
05 - 05
Nov Nov
Margaret Oliphant and Oxford
Thursday 5 November - 1:30pm

Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.