About us

Location and directions

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, about 50 miles west of London. The site is on the A415, approximately nine miles south of Oxford and four miles east of Abingdon.

Postal address:

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB, Oxfordshire, U.K.


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How to get here:

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, four miles after crossing the river Thames. Alternatively, travel west from the A4074. The Science Centre is on the right, about one mile after the traffic lights at Clifton Hampden.

By train

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 throughout the day so you are strongly advised to check the timetable before travelling. Alternatively for more frequent services Didcot Parkway, seven miles away, is on the main London Paddington to Bristol line.

By air

Culham is about 80 minutes by car or taxi drive from London Heathrow, 100 minutes from Birmingham International and 110 minutes from London Gatwick Airports. 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 http://www.nationalexpress.com/

From airports by train

From Heathrow:
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.

From Gatwick:
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.

From Birmingham:
Virgin Trains runs an express service between Birmingham International and Oxford.

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