Getting around and about is easy

Whether you want to pop to the food store, drop in on some neighbours or even take a trip into the city, there's no need to get in the car. Barton Park features a network of walking and cycle routes with connections to Oxford city centre.

It's a great way to save on petrol costs, keep fit and get to know the other people in your community. You could even organise a 'walking bus' to take the children to school.

There are also regular bus services that connect you with key locations across the city. The No 8 bus runs between Barton and the city centre. Alternatively, Pear Tree and Thornhill Park and Ride is easily accessible via the nearby A40. Buses run from there to the city centre and the John Radcliffe Hospital, with services from early morning into the evening. 

If you're visiting London for business or pleasure, there are regular rail services from Oxford to Paddington, with trains running every 15 minutes at peak times (journey time between one and one-and-a-half hours). Or you can take the Oxford Tube, a high-speed coach service, which links directly with Victoria Coach Station. 

There are also plans for a new rail route between Oxford and London Marylebone. Project Evergreen 3 will provide a new link between Bicester and the capital, as well as re-establishing some long-lost rail links, for example between High Wycombe and Oxford.

The M40 corridor is close at hand (approximately 15 minutes' drive), offering straightforward access to Birmingham and beyond.

Typical journey times (all are approximate)
Thornhill Park and Ride to John Radcliffe Hospital (bus) - 12 minutes
Barton to Oxford City Centre (bus) – 40 minutes
Oxford to London Paddington (train) – 1 to 1.5 hours
Barton to Birmingham (car) – 1 hour 20 minutes
Barton to London Heathrow Airport (car) – 40 minutes
Barton to London Luton Airport (car) – 1 hour
Barton to Reading (car) – 45 minutes
Oxford to Southampton (train) – 1 hour 25 minutes