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The Rosalind Franklin Institute is based within the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories on the Harwell Campus. All visitors will need to check-in at the RAL reception, then they will be directed to building.

Driving: The Campus is located directly off the A34, accessed from Junction 13 of the M4 motorway in less than 10 minutes (9 miles). Junctions 8 and 9 of the M40 are both within 30 minutes of the Campus. Use postcode OX11 0FA for satellite navigation.

A Harwell LiftShare service enables members of the community to share spaces in cars commuting to and from Harwell.

Public transport: Harwell Connector – a dedicated bus shuttle service, consisting of 4 buses per hour (in each direction) between 07:00 and 19:00 Monday to Friday, serving the Didcot Parkway Rail Station to Harwell Campus route (numbered X34 and X35)

The Science Transit Shuttle service runs every half an hour between 07:00 and 19:00 connecting Harwell Campus to Oxford University for the use of people commuting between the two sites.

The Oxford Bus Company offer employees at Harwell Campus an exclusive 20% discount on the South Oxfordshire Zone or cityzone and South Oxfordshire Zone products.

Didcot Parkway Mainline Rail Station is only 5 miles away, with direct services to Central London (Paddington) in less than 45 minutes and Oxford City Centre in less than 15 minutes. A frequent bus service from the Campus serves both Oxford and Didcot Parkway rail stations.

London Heathrow and Southampton airports are less than one hour by road.  Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol and Luton airports can all be reached in less than 1.5 hours from the Campus.

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