It is so easy to visit Harwell, with excellent rail and road connections from all over the UK.

Harwell is located in beautiful countryside just south of Oxford, one of the fastest growing cities in the UK. Oxford city centre is just over 20 minutes, drive away, Heathrow is 55 minutes by road, and nearby Didcot Parkway station connects you to London Paddington in just 42 minutes.

Our Address:

Quad Two
Rutherford Avenue
Harwell Campus
OX11 0DF

Visitor information

There are many ways to visit Harwell

Transport links

Bus stops and routes on campus can be accessed here.

ST1 – Oxford, Broad Street direct via A34 to Harwell Campus – additional services added at peak times from 14th April 2024 (see here)
X34/X35 – Didcot • Great Western Park • Harwell Campus then Wantage (X35) or Chilton and Newbury (X34)
43 – Oxford City Centre • Abingdon • Drayton • Steventon • Harwell Campus
94 – Didcot • East Hagbourne • Blewbury • West Hagbourne • Chilton • Harwell Campus

Service changes from 14th April 2024affecting ST1, X36, X34 and X35.

Employees at Harwell Campus can get an exclusive 25% discount on the South Oxfordshire Zone or cityzone & South Oxfordshire Zone products on the key and the Oxford Bus app.

Didcot Parkway rail station is only five miles away, with direct services to Central London (Paddington) in under 45 minutes and Oxford City Centre in under 15 minutes.  Frequent bus services, taxi’s and bike hire are available for onward travel to the campus.

Taxi services to and from Didcot Parkway and the wider local area include:

London Heathrow is less than one hour by road or train. Birmingham, Southampton, Luton and Gatwick are all accessible by public transport.

Oxfordshire has a great cycling community, so why not get involved.

We have bikes available from Didcot Parkway railway station, head to the bike hub outside the station and look for the Harwell Campus bikes and e-bikes. Cycle Route 544 connects Harwell, Didcot and Wantage.

Our bike hire scheme is available to all Harwellians via the Donkey Republic app. Register with your company email address, use your phone to unlock a bike and enjoy 48 hours of free riding time. You can find the map of bike locations here.

More information on the scheme can be found here.

For help checking your bike, click here.

There are a few public car parks around the campus, with spaces available at the Thomson car park and the Ridgeway car park.

For electric car owners there are electric charge points located at RAL Reception (R75).

Harwell Campus

Feeling peckish?

Leave the packed lunch at home. Harwell Campus has a delicious array of palate-pleasing options, from vibrant world cuisines at our premier food destination DiSH. Take a look at what we have to offer.

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