Oxford is well connected with London Heathrow and Gatwick airports, with regular buses serving both airports from Oxford. The buses are operated by the Oxford Bus Company as The Airline service. The nearest stop to Magdalen is High Street, Queens Lane. Cash is required for the service, as cards are not accepted, although it is also possible to book a seat online.
A bus service operates every two hours from London Stansted airport to Oxford, and takes approximately three hours. There is also an express train service from the airport to London King’s Cross.
Oxford train station is located about one mile west of Magdalen College. Oxford has a frequent train service to London Paddington and Birmingham. Trains can be booked through the National Rail website, and can be quite reasonable if booked far enough in advanced. It is well worth getting a rail card once you are in the UK as they can offer quite reasonable discounts. Typically it is a 1/3 off!
Oxford has a number of bus companies serving Oxford and surrounding towns, the two major companies being Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach Oxford. Although the centre of Oxford is very compact and walkable, buses can be useful for travelling to the hospitals or to nearby attractions.
Intercity bus services terminate at Gloucester Green bus station, near the centre of Oxford. Two bus services can be used for getting into London, the Oxford Tube, which originates at Victoria Station, and goes by Mable Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd’s Bush, and Hillingdon, and the Oxford Express X90 which originates at Victoria Station, and comes to Oxford via Marble Arch, Baker Street, and Hillingdon.
Oxford has a number of taxi companies which can transport you from any bus stop of the train station to Magdalen. Phone numbers of taxi companies include (01865) 775 577 and (01865) 240 000.
Be careful the taxi-point is now on Longwall Street. If in doubt ask the Porters!