How to travel from Oxford to London

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Travel Information between Oxford and London

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$9 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $9 (€7) • 51 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $9 (€7) • 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Rail

Travel 51 miles (82 km) by train or bus from Oxford to London. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Oxford to London.

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from Oxford to London

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Oxford to London is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Megabus
10:08AM1h11
Oxford
11:19AMLondon
$251One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
National Express
09:00AM2h04
Oxford
11:04AMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$231One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Megabus
06:35PM0h48
Oxford
07:23PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
$281One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Chiltern Railways
09:41AM1h26
Oxford station (OXF)
11:07AMLondon Marylebone (MYB)
$491One-way
0 transfers
Chiltern Railways
10:11AM1h26
Oxford station (OXF)
11:37AMLondon Marylebone (MYB)
$491One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:30AM0h56
Oxford station (OXF)
10:26AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
$481One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
10:20AM1h11
Oxford
11:31AMLondon
$251One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
10:32AM1h11
Oxford
11:43AMLondon
$251One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
09:59AM1h25
Oxford
11:24AMLondon
$251One-way
0 transfers

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How to Travel from Oxford to London

This easy and convenient trip is a very popular one for travelers in the United Kingdom, as well as commuters and family outings. The distance between the two is about 100 km, so it is possible to get there and back in a day. By train, the trip takes about an hour. By bus, it takes about 100 minutes, outside of peak times.

Trains from Oxford to London | Buses from Oxford to London | Return trips from London to Oxford

Oxford to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€19

1:40 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€29

0:54 h

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Oxford to London


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Taking a bus is the cheapest way to travel from Oxford to London. Buses traveling from Oxford to London depart from Oxford's bus station and take at least 1:40 h to arrive at London's Victoria Coach station or Sutton Rail station. Over 70 buses travel from Oxford to London per day, with the first departing Oxford at 12:30 a.m and are operated by National Express.


Fastest way to travel from Oxford to London


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Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Oxford to London. Taking the train is usually approximately 40 minutes minutes faster than traveling from Oxford to London by bus. Most trains traveling from Oxford to London are direct while some involve a transfer at Reading. Trains traveling from Oxford to London depart from Oxford's train station and take at least 54 minutes to arrive at either Maryleboyne or Paddington train station. Approximately 216 trains travel from Oxford to London per day with the first departing Oxford at 8:16 a.m.


Most popular way to travel from Oxford to London


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Oxford to London. Taking the train is at least 40 minutes faster than traveling from Oxford to London by bus. Trains are also only €10 more expensive than buses on average. Trains become significantly less expensive when booked significantly ahead of time. Oxford and London are located too close together to make flying between them a efficient way to travel.


How to get from Oxford to London

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Oxford to London, 78,21% 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 Oxford to London 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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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Oxford to London

National Express, Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry will get you from Oxford to London at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next travel between Oxford and London: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to London from Oxford, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Oxford to London

      FAQs: Travel to London 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 Oxford to London.
      FAQs

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

      The cheapest way to go to London from Oxford is by taking a train, which costs on average $9 (€7).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Oxford to London:

      Taking a train costs $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8) for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel between Oxford and London is by train, which takes on average 51 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes 1 h on average.

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

      The average frequency per day from Oxford to London is:

      • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

      • Most travelers take a bus from Oxford, Gloucester Green Bus Station to London, Victoria Coach Station.
      • Most travelers catch their train from Oxford and arrive in London Waterloo.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Oxford to London:

      • You can travel to London from Oxford by bus with National Express or Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $9 (€8) with National Express from Oxford to London.
      • You can travel between Oxford and London by train with Great Western Rail, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry or Tfl Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $9 (€7) with Great Western Rail from Oxford to London.

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

      • 13 direct trains per day with Great Western Rail or Chiltern Railways.

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

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

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