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Hertford is centrally located in Oxford on Catte Street. If you are coming to Hertford for the first time, you will probably want to go to the lodge which is just inside the main entrance on Catte Street, just past New College Lane.

Visiting Hertford

Hertford alumni are welcome to visit OB Quad and the Chapel, Monday to Friday 10am-3pm and on Saturdays between 2pm and 4pm. Unfortunately we are closed to visitors during exams (usually mid-May to the end of June).  Occasionally events, such as degree ceremonies, might also mean we cannot admit visitors. To avoid disappointment, please contact the Porters’ Lodge in advance to let them know when you would like to visit.

Alumni wishing to visit other parts of the college may be able to do so accompanied by a member of the Development Office. The Development Office is open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm – please get in touch if you would like to arrange a short tour.

Schools and prospective applicants are very welcome to visit Hertford and should contact the Admissions Office to make arrangements.  

As a small college, unfortunately Hertford is closed to the general public.

Contact details

Porters’ Lodge: 01865 279400

porters [at] hertford [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

Development Office: 01865 279428

development [dot] office [at] hertford [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

Admissions Office: 01865 279404

undergraduate [dot] admissions [at] hertford [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

graduate [dot] admissions [at] hertford [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

Getting here by plane

Heathrow

The easiest way to get from Heathrow to Oxford is by bus. Follow the sign for coaches after you get off the plane.  At the coach station, look for either the City Link X70 or the Heathrow Tube.  For schedules and fares, check out the Oxford Bus Company site for the X70, or the Oxford Tube site for the Oxford Tube. Either way, the trip will probably take just over an hour. There are several stops in Oxford, and it is easiest just to stay on till the last stop, Gloucester Green. From Gloucester Green, it's only a short trip to Hertford (about 3 blocks).

Gatwick

The easiest way to get from Gatwick to Oxford is by bus. Follow the sign for coaches after you get off the plane. At the coach station, look for the City Link X80. For schedules and fares check out the Oxford Bus Company site. The trip should take just over 2 hours. There are several stops in Oxford, and it is easiest just to stay on till the last stop, Gloucester Green. From Gloucester Green it's only a short trip to Hertford (about 3 blocks). If you have a lot of luggage, you might want to take a taxi, and there is a taxi rank adjacent to the bus station.

Stansted

The National express 757 coach runs from Stansted aiport approximately every 2 hours.

Birmingham 

There are regular trains from Birmingham International airport to Oxford. 

Southampton 

There are regular trains from Southampton airport parkway station to Oxford. 

See National Express and National Rail websites for more details. 

Getting here by train

Oxford Railway station is about 0.8 miles from Hertford College. It's easiest to walk if you are able. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the station, which should cost around £5.

Getting here by coach/bus

From London

Coaches run between London and Oxford, very frequently, as often as every 10 minutes during peak hours. There are two services the Oxford Tube and the X90. For more information about where to get on, schedules and fares, you can check out the Thames Travel site for the Oxford Tube, or the Oxford Bus Company site for the X90. There are several stops in Oxford, and it is easiest just to stay on till the last stop, Gloucester Green. From Gloucester Green it's only a short trip to Hertford (about 3 blocks). If you have a lot of luggage, you might want to take a taxi, and there is a taxi rank adjacent to the bus station.

Other departure points

Getting to Oxford from other cities by coach could be more complicated. Thames Travel or the Oxford Bus Company may be able to provide you with more precise information. If you can get to Oxford by coach, no matter where you are coming from, it's probably easiest to get off at Gloucester Green.

Getting here by car 

Parking in central Oxford is very difficult, although there is limited 1 hour parking on Broad Street and 2 hour parking on Parks Road. We regret that we do not have any on-site parking at Hertford. We recommend that if you are driving you use the Park and Ride service. There are park and ride carparks at all four compass points and all buses go into the centre of town. 

Visitors' Guide

A visitors' guide to the college for tour groups and walking trips can be found here.