How to travel from London to Oxford

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from London to Oxford

You can get from London to Oxford by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Oxford on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:51PMLondon, Marble Arch0h15 08:06PMOxford
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11:18PMLondon Paddington1h17 12:35AMOxford
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07:51PMLondon, Marble Arch0h44 08:35PMOxford
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08:37AMLondon Marylebone1h17 09:54AMOxford
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06:31PMLondon, Marble Arch1h15 07:46PMOxford
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Travel Information from London to Oxford

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $30
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€15) • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $30 (€27) • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 51 miles (82 km) between London and Oxford. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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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Travel Tips: Travel from London to Oxford

Travel Tips: Travel to Oxford easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Oxford.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Oxford from London. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from London to Oxford is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€15).

This is compared to other travel options to Oxford:

Taking a bus is usually $13 (€12) less than taking a train to Oxford, which costs on average $30 (€27) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Oxford from London is by train with an average travel time of 48 min.

Other travel options to Oxford can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 5 min   on average.

The London to Oxford distance is around 51 miles (82 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Oxford is:

  • 73 buses a day.
  • 61 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in 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:

  • Megabus can get you to Oxford by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from London to Oxford for $16 (€15) on Omio.
  • 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 $30 (€27).

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

  • You can find around 60 direct buses per day and travel with National Express or Megabus.
  • You can find around 32 direct trains per day and travel with.

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

Your trip from London to Oxford doesn't have to end in Oxford. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Luton, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’d like to add Luton, Bristol or Birmingham to your London to Oxford tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Oxford today!

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 is costing on average $16 (€15) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $30 (€27) one way on average for this route.

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.

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