You can get from London to Oxford by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Oxford on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||51 miles (82 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$16 - $30|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $16 (€15) • 1 h 5 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $30 (€27) • 48 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus 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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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:
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:
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Yes, there are direct services available from London to Oxford with the following travel companies:
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.
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