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How to travel from London to Oxford?

Passengers can travel from London to Oxford by train or bus. Both offer a frequent and cost-effective method of traveling, whether visiting this famous university town for business or leisure. The fastest way of making this journey is by train, while buses offer the cheapest method. Train routes are operated by three companies: Great Western Railway, Chiltern Railways, and CrossCountry with over 150 departures a day and journey times of between one and one and a half hours. Bus routes take slightly longer at one hour and 45 minutes to two hours and 45 minutes and have up to 21 daily departures. These are operated by National Express Coach Services.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Oxford?

The cheapest way to travel from London to Oxford is by bus. National Express Coach Services has up to 21 departures a day, seven days a week. These departures start in the early hours of the morning and continue until mid-afternoon. Journey times vary between one hour and 45 minutes and two hours and 45 minutes. Of course, these times will be traffic dependent. Every day, there are 18 direct buses from London to Oxford, and these are the fastest services. There are also a further three departures that require a connection at London Heathrow Airport. Buses depart from London Victoria Coach Station and terminate at Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station.

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Oxford?

The fastest way to travel from London to Oxford is by high-speed train from London Paddington Station or regional train from London Marylebone Station. The service is extremely frequent on weekdays, with over 150 departures and up to five trains an hour. The number of departures is slightly reduced on Saturdays and Sundays. Departures start in the early hours of the morning and continue until very late at night, with journey times that vary from one hour to just under one and a half hours. Almost all routes are direct, but on just a few services, passengers need to make a connection at Reading.

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Travel from London to Oxford by train

Between the early hours of the morning and late in the evening, there are over 150 trains between London and Oxford. On weekdays, there are up to five an hour, with a slightly reduced service on Sundays. Most routes are direct, while a few require a connection in Reading. Journey times range from one hour to approximately one and a half hours. Train routes from London to Oxford are operated by Great Western Railway, Chiltern Railways, and CrossCountry. Great Western Railway offers the most frequent services with departures from London Paddington. CrossCountry trains also depart from Paddington, but there are just three departures a day, all of which are in the morning. They take one hour and involve a connection at Reading. Trains operated by Chiltern Railways depart from London Marylebone Station. There are up to three departures an hour, and all are direct and have a journey time of around one hour. All trains terminate at Oxford Station. This station has a good range of passenger services, including step-free access to all areas. It is located an approximately ten-minute walk away from Broad Street in the historic heart of the city. The city center can also be reached by taxi or local bus.

Travel from London to Oxford by bus

Buses from London to Oxford are run by National Express Coach Services, a large British-owned transport provider. There are up to 21 departures a day, 18 of which are direct. The same timetable operates seven days a week. Journey times range from one hour and 45 minutes to two hours and 45 minutes, with departures starting very early in the morning. These continue until mid-afternoon. All departures are from London Victoria Coach Station, and routes terminate at Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station. This is located approximately halfway between the train station and the historic heart of Oxford. The bus station has a good range of passenger facilities as well as step-free access and is linked to Oxford's network of local buses.

How to get from London to Oxford

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Oxford, 82,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from London to Oxford and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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What are the ways to get from London to Oxford?

There are 2 travel options from London to Oxford: bus or train.

How far is Oxford from London?

Oxford is approximately 51 miles (82 km) away from London.

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Oxford?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Oxford:

  • Buses most often depart from London at London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Oxford at Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5).
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Oxford.
Who can get me from London to Oxford?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Oxford, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus for buses to Oxford. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus London to Oxford tickets on Omio for $18 (€14).
  • Travel with Chiltern Railways for trains to Oxford. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Chiltern Railways London to Oxford tickets on Omio for $56 (€44).
Can I travel directly to Oxford from London?

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Oxford with the following travel companies:

  • You can find a direct bus to Oxford with Megabus.

Direct services to Oxford tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Where should I go next after I travel between London and Oxford?
Looking to extend your trip from London to Oxford? Many Omio customers who go from London to Oxford usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Luton, Bristol or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore Luton, Bristol or Birmingham from Oxford, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from London to Oxford online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from London to Oxford, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $18 (€14) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $56 (€44) one way.

But we recommend booking London to Oxford tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

How do I get from London to Oxford the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from London to Oxford is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $18 (€14) compared to other travel options to Oxford:

A bus is generally $39 (€30) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $56 (€44) from London to Oxford.

What is the fastest way from London to Oxford?

The quickest way to travel between London and Oxford is by train, which takes on average 53 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 27 min.

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