The JET Facilities are at the Culham Science Centre, on the A415 road between Abingdon and Dorchester. The site is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Oxford and 4.5 miles (7 km) east of Abingdon.
Culham Science Centre can be easily reached by car: exit the A34 at Abingdon onto the A415. Travel east, through the town and exit on the A415 towards Dorchester. The Science Centre is on the left, 3 miles after crossing the river Thames. Alternatively, travel west from the A4074. The Science Centre is on the right, about 1 mile after the traffic lights at Clifton Hampden.
Culham Railway Station is only a few minutes’ walk from the Science Centre’s main entrance – from the station just follow the signs. There is a service connection to Oxford, Didcot and London (via Didcot), operated by First Great Western. Train frequency varies greatly throughout the day so you are strongly advised to check the timetable before travelling. As a last resort you may consider taking a taxi from Didcot (~7miles) or from Oxford (~12miles).
If travelling from Oxford you will have to change at Abingdon. The X3 bus runs frequently and quickly from Oxford to Abingdon and is operated by Oxford Bus Company. The local bus service is operated by Heyfordian Travel and is route 114 and 116 from Abingdon to Culham Science Centre and on to Wallingford.
We’re about 80 mins car or taxi drive from London Heathrow, 100 mins from Birmingham International and 110 mins from London Gatwick Airport. Other possible airports are Luton, or Stansted although they are more distant and/or routes are less direct.
From Airports by bus
Heathrow: the ‘Airline’ bus runs from Heathrow Central Bus Station or from Heathrow Terminal 4 to Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford.
Gatwick: the ‘Airline’ bus runs from South Terminal or North Terminal to Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford.
Birmingham, Luton or Stansted: contact www.nationalexpress.com
From Airports by train
Option 1 – Heathrow Express to Paddington (London), change there for Oxford or Didcot.
Option 2 – Heathrow to Reading Station by shuttle bus, then train to Oxford or Didcot.
Option 1 – Gatwick to London Bridge or Victoria (London), underground to Paddington, train to Oxford or Didcot.
Option 2 – Gatwick to Reading, change there for Oxford or Didcot.
Virgin Trains runs an express service between Birmingham International and Oxford.