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Walking and Cycling

The hospital is within 10 minutes walk of the centre of Headington. It has an entrance on Osler Road, Sandfield Road and Saxon Way as well as Headley Way. This makes access easy from all directions.

Oxford has extensive cycle paths all around the city. Click here for the Oxfordshire Council map of the cycle paths.

There are multiple on-site cycle parking areas. See the map for details.

By Car

Parking on site is in designated pay and display areas or restricted to permit holders. Surrounding residential roads are also permit only. There are three main pay & display public car parks on the John Radcliffe Hospital site. Access to the site is via Headley Way and the WIMM is at the top right of the map below. The Osler Road entrance is not a through way to the public car parks and has workers permit spaces only. Click here for a map.

By Bus

Two main bus companies have regular routes to the hospital site.

The Oxford Bus Company (X3 and X13) and Stagecoach (10, 14 and 17).

By Park & Ride

There are also Park & Ride services on the major routes in to Oxford. Click here for information.

By Coach from London

The Oxford Tube leaves outside Victoria Railway and Tube Station every 20 minutes. The journey takes about 100 minutes but this can vary depending on the time of day and state of roads. You can get off the bus in Headington and the hospital site is only a 5-10 minute walk from there.There is also the Oxford CityLink 190 coach which leaves from London Victoria Coach Station (five minutes walk from London Victoria Railway and Tube Station).

By Air

There is a regular bus service from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports to Oxford. These are run by The Oxford Bus Company.

By Rail

There is a regular train service between London Paddington and Oxford. Fast trains take about an hour. See the Railtrack site for details.


Useful information on visiting the University can be found here, but we suggest the following accommodation which is within walking distance of the Institute, may be suitable for your stay.

How to Contact Us

MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Oxford
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DS

Tel: Oxford +44 1865 222443

Fax: Oxford +44 1865 222737

Email: Contact form