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Explore Headington Campus
The best way to find out if Oxford Brookes is the right place for you is to explore our campuses and chat to our academic staff and current students. Discover our award-winning academic spaces, check out our lecture halls and workspaces and walk through our state-of-the-art library, sports facilities, cafes and more.
Our tours are led by a Student Ambassador and last approximately 45 mins each. Our Student Ambassador will share insights to their own experiences at Brookes, and of course, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Booking is essential so please follow the link above to reserve your place.
For the latest information on parents/carers, parking, health and safety, and more, please visit our Campus Tours page.
Oxford Brookes campus tours are available for:
- Harcourt Hill Campus
- Headington Campus
- Marston Road site
- Wheatley Campus
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PLEASE NOTE: There is no parking available at Headington Campus, except for disabled badge holders. Disabled badge holders must pre-book a space on campus by contacting email@example.com with your vehicle registration number and any details of your requirements.
We strongly advise you not to travel by car unless absolutely necessary, as parking is very restricted in the city and on our campuses. If you wish to come by car, we recommend using the the following Park & Rides:
- Thornhill Park & Ride (OX3 8DP)
There will be a small charge of £2 to park at Thornhill Park & Ride.
- Seacourt Hill Park and Ride (OX2 0HP)
It is around a 20 minute bus ride to Headington campus from Seacourt Hill and there will be a small charge of £2 to park.
Bus stops situated inside both Park & Ride complexes. Once you’ve parked your car at the Park & Ride, simply hop on our *FREE BROOKESbus service which will take you straight to campus.
The Thornhill and Seacourt Park & Rides are serviced by the 400 BROOKESbusU1, which connects the Park & Rides with our Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill sites (Headington Campus), the city centre and Harcourt Hill and Wheatley Campuses. The 400 BROOKESbusU1 runs from 7.45am throughout the day and into the evening. If you are visiting the Marston Road site, you can get the U1B BROOKESbus service directly there from Thornhill Park & Ride (via Headington campus). The U1B runs from 8.00am, with the last return service to Thornhill departing Marston Road at 4.20pm.
*Free travel is only valid on the 400 BROOKESbusU1, U1B and 100 BROOKESbusU5 services during our Open and Applicant Day events. Standard bus fares apply when attending all other Oxford Brookes events.
Please note that there is no parking on Headington Campus, these directions are for drop off only. If you are a disabled blue badge holder, there are spaces available on campus. If you need to book a disabled parking space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - this space will be in the Gipsy Lane car park outside the Clerici building.
Postcode: OX3 0BP
From the south - take the M40, leave at junction 8 and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for the city centre on the London Road.
From the north - take the M40, leave at junction 8a and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for the city centre on the London Road.
If you are coming to Oxford via another route we recommend taking the ring road to the Headington Roundabout and following the signs to the city centre along the London Road.
From all routes - continue along London Road, past the Headington shops. Go straight on at the traffic lights with the White Horse public house on the right and then at the next set of traffic lights turn left. Headington Campus is on the right. Headington Hill site is approximately a further 500 metres straight on from the Headington Campus junction on the right.
Car parking is severely restricted and you should not bring your car to either site unless you have a disabled parking space booked in advance. Parking in the surrounding area is almost non-existent and you should consider using the other options listed on this page.
There are direct train services to Oxford from London and many other UK towns and cities. Please only use Oxford railway station in the city centre, not Oxford Parkway as it is not serviced by our free BROOKESbus.
You can get the 400 BROOKESbusU1 bus from just outside the train station in Frideswide Square directly to Headington Campus, as well as into the city centre and to Harcourt Hill and Wheatley campuses. For buses in the direction of Headington and Wheatley, you will need to go to stop R7 Frideswide Square. For buses towards Harcourt, you will need to go to stop R8 Frideswide Square.
From Gloucester Green Bus Station, catch the free BROOKESbus from Park End Street (3 mins, 0.2 miles), or Frideswide Square (5 mins, 0.3 miles).
The Oxford Tube runs between Victoria Coach Station and the Headington Campus for journeys to and from London.
From London there is a direct coach services, running every 10-15 minutes during the day, dropping you off right outside our Gipsy Lane site at Headington Campus.
Coach services from London take approximately 80 - 90 minutes.
Birmingham, Coventry, Leeds and Sheffield all have direct coach links to Gloucester Green coach station in the city centre. From other UK cities you will need to change. Find more information at National Express.
To go directly to Headington Campus from Gloucester Green, it is a 5 minute walk to the city centre where you can catch a 400 BROOKESbusU1 to the campus. Catch the bus from Frideswide Square (Stop R7). Remember to show the driver your digital Open Day Guide for free travel on all BROOKESbus services for you and your guests on the day.
*Please note that the BROOKESbus times and services may change closer to the event date and that these times do not reflect the time that may be spent getting to bus stops and waiting for buses. Please allow plenty of time to travel between campuses.*
Remember to show the BROOKESbus driver your digital Open Day Guide for free travel for you and your guests. Free travel is only valid on the 400 BROOKESbusU1, U1B and 100 BROOKESbusU5 services.
Here are some estimated journey times by BROOKESbus for travelling to and around Headington Campus on open day. The 400 BROOKESbusU1 runs throughout the day and into the evening.
- Thornhill Park & Ride to Headington Campus: 15 minutes
- Headington to Harcourt Hill Campus: 40 minutes
- Headington to Wheatley Campus: 30 minutes
- Headington to city centre: 15 minutes
- Oxford railway station to Headington: 30 minutes
- Thornhill Park & Ride to Headington Campus: 15 minutes
- Thornhill Park & Ride to Marston Road site (via Headington): 30 minutes