If you’d like to access Harwell’s facilities, or if you have questions about relocating your organisation here, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to guide you through the process.

Where to find us

Getting here

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.

HQ Building
Thomson Avenue
Harwell Campus


travel map

Transport links

Bus stops and routes on campus can be accessed here.

is served by the science transit shuttle, ST1 and ST2, 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. View the timetable.

Plan your journey.

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. View the trainline app.

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.

Download the app

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). Read more.

On-campus transport amenities

Harwell campus has acres of traffic-free open space where you can meet safely, and enjoy the surrounding greenery. Take a stroll around the campus or hire a bike and explore the area.

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.