Directions

River Hotel


Directions

Location

We are very conveniently located to reach the city centre on foot, or the surrounding countryside and beyond via the A34 ring road. We are only 200 metres from Oxford Main Rail Station and of course on the River Thames. 

  • The hotel is in easy walking distance to the city, colleges, entertainment venues, bus station and a few minutes walk from Oxford rail station.
  • Ideal for business and tourist travellers, we are one of the nearest hotels to the Sa'id Business School and King's Conference Centre.
  • At the start (or end) of one part of the 'Thames Walk', the hotel lies on the banks of the River Thames, looking onto Osney Island Conservation area. There is boat mooring on the opposite side of the river.
  • If you are driving to Oxford, we are just one mile from the A34 ring road and offer free residents? car parking on site.
  • Oxford Kidlington Airport (OXF) is around 15 minutes journey along the A34.
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is around 1 hour bus journey along the M40.

Directions

Follow these directions to find your way to the River Hotel on foot, from the the train station or by car.

On Foot
From the city and bus/coach station: The River Hotel is a ten minute walk from the bus station, follow signs to the Rail Station and continue under the railway bridge, you will see the River Hotel 50 metres past the railway bridge by Osney bridge crossing the River Thames.  There is a taxi rank at the bus station.  Refer to this Google map with directions

Thames Walkers:If you are walking up river, as you pass Osney lock you will have just a few minutes walk.  Note The Punter on west street to return for an evening meal.  As you reach Osney bridge you will see the River Hotel conifers and garden across the water.  Walk over the bridge and up the main steps.  With muddy boots we ask you to use the rear entrance to the hotel.  If you are walking down river, as you pass the Oxford canal cut off, your journey is almost over.  The River Hotel is located at Osney Bridge as you cross the Botley road. Read more on the Thames Path website.

King's Centre: We are one of the closest hotels from the King's Centre at Osney Mead, it is a 5-10 minute pleasant walk along the river, (see the King's Centre website for a walking map).  Follow the lane behind the King's Centre to reach the towpath and walk across Osney Lock and continue to Osney Bridge.  You may wish to visit the hotel before your course starts to drop off your luggage.

By Air
The quickest way from London Gatwick or Heathrow to Oxford is to take the bus, operated by Oxford Bus Company 'the Airline'. From Birmingham Airport there is a regular train service.  

By Rail
Note there are two train stations in Oxford. We are located close to Oxford main station. Oxford Parkway is to the north of Oxford.  Read on below or refer to this Google Map with directions.

From Platform 3
 - main exit:turn immediately right out of the station building, pass the bicycle park and cross the Botley road footbridge, walk down the steps (or use the ramp), turn left to walk underneath the railway bridge and 100 metres further on, on the left hand side, just before you reach the river you will see the blue canopies and window boxes of the River Hotel.

From Platform 4 - trains from the south:during peak hours the platform 4 side gate should be open, which will save you some time. Turn left out of the station and walk down the slope. After 50 metres, turn right onto the Botley road and just 50 metres away you will see the hotel on the opposite side of the road - there is a strategically placed pedestrian crossing to make use of. (If the ticket barrier is closed, follow the exit instructions from Platform 3).

By Car
We offer residents free parking. If using SatNav input directions to 'Mill Street Oxford OX2 0AA' and turn immediately right into the lane for access to the rear of the hotel. Residents are welcome to use our on site car park after check out on departure day. 

From Ring Road: Leave the ring road (A34) on the west exit at the Botley Interchange. Turn left onto Botley road (A420). The hotel is on the right one mile towards the city centre. As you cross the River Thames you will pass the hotel, turn next right into Mill Street, then directly right into the lane, which is the only access to the car park at the rear of the hotel.

From City Centre:Follow signs to the 'rail station', pass under the railway bridge and turn left into Mill Street and immediately right again. This lane is the only access to the car park at the rear of the Hotel. Please be aware that the High Street in the City Centre is closed to general traffic from 07:00 until 18:30 daily.

Car Parking
Car parking is a perennial problem in Oxford - but not for our guests. We have ample on site parking at the rear of the Hotel, approached from Mill Street. The car park is protected by CCTV and it is free to residents.

Map

Map of Oxford's main road and ring roads

Oxford ringroad driving map

Our Address


River Hotel
17 Botley Rd
Oxford
OX2 0AA
Phone:01865 243475Email:reception@riverhotel.co.uk