K13 landing at Bicester Airfield, Oxfordshire

Airfield Location

Lat/Long: 51:54:56N 01:08:12W, Grid Ref: SP 598245.

Bicester Gliding Centre in Oxfordshire is located within easy travelling distance of several areas such as Oxford, Reading, Banbury, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Birmingham and London. As Bicester is very close to the M40, many members come to the Gliding Club from these areas.

If you are coming by rail, Bicester has two railway stations, and Bicester North is only one mile from the airfield.

The town of Bicester is 12 miles north east of Oxford, so it is a good idea to find Oxford on the map first. Bicester Airfield lies at the north east end of Bicester, about one mile from the town centre, off Skimmingdish Lane.
The airfield gates are nearly always closed and locked but a phone number on the gate can be called and the office will remotely unlock and open the gate to let you in - it also closes automatically once you are in.

Link to Airfield Directions on Google Maps

The above button will enable you to enter where you start from and get driving instructions to the airfield, on a road by road basis. Just like in a sat nav.


Where's the entrance and route in? - the red spots show the route in to where you park at the yellow spots, while the gold star marks the office location and the Google Maps detailed map to the entrance shows the local roads and the roundabout. Our postcode would take you to the placed marked as Bicester Heritage, but our gate is the red marker in the Google map. If you then drag the Streetview little yellow man and drop him on the red marker, you will see the gate itself.

Details of how to get to us are given below but one good site on the web for local travel information is at Travel Search which offers bus and train information for connecting to all the local cities and towns (Oxford, Banbury, Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury) and Oxfordshire County Council.

Local area map, showing Bicester Airfield, Oxfordshire

The main routes to the airfield are listed below - simply hold your mouse steady over the tab labelled with the direction you will be coming from to see more information. You can then click on these instructions for a new page to appear with a neatly printable version of the route and map.


What to Wear

Airfields can be cold and windy places, and you can quickly become chilled even on fine days.

Finally, if your appointment is for the afternoon and you stop for a pub lunch on the way to the airfield, please remember that you will be asked to declare that you have not consumed alcohol prior to flying.