Oxford’s Required information


The UK currency is the pound sterling (£/GBP)and there are 100 pence (p) to the pound (£). There are numerous bureaux de change in Oxford – often located inside banks, travel agents or Post Offices, as well as at Oxford’s airports and major train stations. Credit and debit (bank) cards – especially Visa and Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club cards – are widely accepted.
Contactless cards are widely used in the UK and many businesses accept them as payment, up to a limit of £30 per transaction. Travelers can use a contactless card instead of an Oyster card when using public transport in Oxford.
Also, There are plenty of cash machines (also known as cashpoints or ATMs) dotted around Oxford.

Power outlets

UK appliances are fitted with three-pin plugs that can be connected to the UK mains supply through wall sockets. Unlike the sockets in many other countries, these have a switch to turn the power supply on and off – make sure you’ve turned it on if you’re trying to charge your appliance!

UK power sockets deliver an average voltage of 230v, although in practice this can be slightly higher.

To charge devices that are compatible with this voltage, simply buy the appropriate adapter from the airport or from high street shops.

If your device runs on a lower voltage, you will also need a converter to stop it from overheating. Even if your country uses lower voltages, remember to check whether your device is dual-voltage (look for the 110-240v notation) before buying a converter.


According to the UK.gov website, all medication prescriptions and medical items are allowed on board. The traveler must have documents to prove they are required by a medical professional, which can include a prescription. Medicines such as tablets, liquids, inhalers and hypodermic syringes are all allowed on board

Air travel

Oxford Airport (IATA: OXF, ICAO: EGTK), formerly known as Kidlington Airport, is a privately owned airport located near Kidlington in Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) northwest by north of Oxford 62 mi (100 km) from Central London. It specialises in general and business aviation and is home to Oxford Aviation Academy, formerly Oxford Aviation Training, the largest air training school in Europe. It is the only ICAO-listed civilian airport in Oxfordshire. Historically dominated by pilot training, in 2008, flying activity fell to just 48,000 movements, the lowest level on record and a 70% decline in 10 years, however, growth in business aviation was the fastest of any UK airport for the years up to 2012.

Train travel

Oxford railway station is a mainline railway station serving the city of Oxford, England. It is about 0.5 miles (800 m) west of the city center, north-west of Frideswide Square and the eastern end of Botley Road And another rail ways are :

Great Western Railway

Chiltern Railways

Cross Country

East West Rail

Public transport

Most of Oxford & main sites are within easy walking distance so many visitors to Oxford choose to cover the city center and even the environs by foot. The local bus network is very comprehensive however, and it is relatively easy to get on a bus in all parts of the city.Public transport in Oxford runs frequently throughout the day, but there are no night bus services. The city’s main bus and coach station is at Gloucester Green.

Alternative Transport

There are many taxi ranks throughout the city, and you can also hail taxis anywhere on the street.


A number of one-way systems and a lack of abundant parking means that driving (and especially parking) in Oxford always easy. It not impossible the number of cars on the street is testament to that but most locals recommend using the efficient Park & Ride system.

 Car hire

There are numerous car hire companies operating in Oxford.

Visa and Entry

Some people may require a visa to visit the United Kingdom. To find out whether you need a visa to visit London and how to apply, see the UK Visas and Immigration website, or check with your local British Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel.

The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up-to-date information for your trip.

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