Travelling to and from Harwell Campus is easy. Next to the A34, the campus lies just 16 miles from Oxford, offering easy access to the UK’s two largest cities – London and Birmingham.

Within easy reach of Didcot train station with direct trains from London, Oxford, Birmingham and the South East. Harwell is well connected by public transport or private car.

Our Address:

HQ Building
Thomson Avenue
Harwell Campus
Didcot
Oxford
OX11 0GD

Transport links

Bus stops and routes on campus can be accessed here.

Oxford
is served by the science transit shuttle ST1, every 30 minutes. View the timetable.

Didcot, Harwell, Abingdon, Wantage and surrounding villages the X32/32A runs throughout the day every 10 minutes. Allow for 15 minutes to campus. There is a bus stop (R2 and R3) directly out the front of Didcot parkway station. There is also the number 34 bus directly to Abingdon and local villages.

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.

If you’re interested in car sharing please find information about the Harwell Liftshare scheme on the link below.

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).

Our transport facilities

EV charging

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

Car parking

Visitor spaces are available at the Thomson car park and the Ridgeway car park.

Cycle hub

Hire a bike or e-bike for free from the bike hub at Didcot Parkway railway station.

Autonomous Bus

The autonomous shuttle service operates two routes around Campus weekdays, morning to evening.

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.