How to find us | Taking the train, taxi or bus

The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus is six miles south-west of Didcot Parkway station, less than 60 minutes journey from London Paddington. Didcot Parkway also provides connections to Birmingham, the West of England and South Wales.

Train information

Rail timetable information can be found here. You can also call National Rail Enquiries on +44 (0)8457 48 49 50.

Taxis are available from Didcot Parkway station (journey time about 10 - 15 minutes to Diamond).


A regular bus service also runs to the campus:

Thames Travel's X32 bus service runs between Oxford, Didcot Parkway, RAL (ask for the Harwell IBC Bus Station, Fermi Avenue) and the 32 bus between Wantage, Harwell, Abingdon and Oxford . Mondays to Fridays (except Bank Holidays). Timetable information

The main gate to the RAL Site and Diamond Light Source can be found approx. 150m from the bus station on the opposite side of Fermi Avenue.