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Sep 17
$44Chiltern Railways
$17Megabus
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Sep 18
$42Great Western Railway
$17Megabus
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Sep 19
$27Great Western Railway
$17Megabus
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Sep 20
$20Great Western Railway
$17Megabus
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Sep 21
$20Great Western Railway
$17Megabus
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Sep 22
$20Great Western Railway
$19National Express
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Sep 23
$20Great Western Railway
$17Megabus
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Sep 24
$20Great Western Railway
$19National Express
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Sep 25
$16Great Western Railway
$17Megabus
Sun
Sep 26
$45South Western Railway
$17Megabus
Mon
Sep 27
$20Great Western Railway
$19National Express
Tue
Sep 28
$20Great Western Railway
$19National Express
Wed
Sep 29
$20Great Western Railway
$19National Express
Thu
Sep 30
$20Great Western Railway
$19National Express
Fri
Oct 1
$20Great Western Railway
$19National Express
Sat
Oct 2
$12Chiltern Railways
$19National Express
Sun
Oct 3
$8Chiltern Railways
$19National Express
Mon
Oct 4
$20Great Western Railway
$19National Express
Tue
Oct 5
$20Great Western Railway
$18National Express
Wed
Oct 6
$20Great Western Railway
$19National Express
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Oct 7
$20Great Western Railway
$19National Express

Travel Information from London to Oxford

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $35
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€14) • 1 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $35 (€28) • 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Travel 51 miles (82 km) by bus or train to Oxford from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from London to Oxford.

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

The Best Way According to our Users

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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FAQs
How do I go from London to Oxford?

There are 2 ways to get from London to Oxford: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from London to Oxford?

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 $18 (€14) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Oxford costing on average $35 (€28).

What is the quickest way from London to Oxford?

The fastest way from London to Oxford is by train with an average journey time of 53 min.

There are alternative travel options to Oxford that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 12 min.

How far is it from London to Oxford?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Oxford?

The average frequency per day from London to Oxford is:

  • 23 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between London and Oxford as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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.
Which travel companies can take 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 Great Western Railway for trains to Oxford. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Great Western Railway London to Oxford tickets on Omio for $35 (€28).
What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Oxford?
Many of our customers traveling from London to Oxford don't make Oxford their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Oxford are Luton, Bristol or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Oxford to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from London to Oxford online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from London to Oxford, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $18 (€14) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $35 (€28) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Oxford online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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