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Coach Information from Cambridge to Oxford

distanceDistance66 miles (106 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£32 (€36)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Cambridge to Oxford cover the 66 miles (106 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £23, but the average price of coach tickets is £32. Travellers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5).

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Travel with National Express from Cambridge to Oxford

For as little as £23 you can travel by coach between Cambridge and Oxford with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

National Express

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

  • Average Price: £23

When purchasing your National Express coach tickets between Cambridge and Oxford, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Coaches from Cambridge to Oxford

As Oxford and Cambridge are both famous university cities, it is no surprise that frequent direct coaches connect the two destinations. National Express offers between 18 and 20 services per day, with journey times averaging three hours 35 minutes. Services continue over the weekend, making coaches from Cambridge to Oxford a great choice whenever passengers decide to travel.

Which coach companies travel from Cambridge to Oxford?

National Express is the sole provider of coaches on the Cambridge to Oxford route. As the largest coach provider in the UK, National Express has comfortable, spacious legroom on board their coaches, with personal air conditioning and free WiFi. Passengers are permitted to bring two 20kg luggage pieces that can be stored in the hold.

How long is the coach from Cambridge to Oxford?

Journey times vary slightly along the route, depending on the time of travel and traffic congestion during that time. The fastest services advertise journey times of just three hours 35 minutes, while the longest takes just over four hours.

How many coaches are there from Cambridge to Oxford?

Each day, passengers can expect between 18 and 20 direct departures from Cambridge to Oxford. Services begin early in the morning and continue at regular intervals throughout the day until the afternoon. Passengers will never have to wait long for the next service. It is worth noting that services finish before 4:00 p.m. with the last departure arriving in Oxford not long after 7:00 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Cambridge to Oxford?

Departure bus station: Passengers join coaches from Cambridge to Oxford at Cambridge Parkside bus stop. The stop is found south-east of the city centre, adjacent to Parker's Piece. The train station is a short 15-minute walk away. Facilities at the station are very limited, but the proximity to town gives passengers access to numerous shops and restaurants for any of their needs.

Arrival bus station: Buses from Cambridge to Oxford terminate at Oxford Gloucester Green Station. Centrally located, the station is close to historic features such as Oxford Castle. The train station is less than a mile away and passengers can walk there in as little as 10 minutes. Services at the station include a coffee shop, newsagents, automated ticket machines and waiting areas.

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Buses from Cambridge to Oxford
Take the bus 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 Cambridge to Oxford.
How much does a cheap coach between Cambridge and Oxford cost?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Cambridge to Oxford for as low as £23  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Cambridge to Oxford on average?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cambridge to Oxford coach prices are on average £32  one way.
How far is it from Cambridge to Oxford by coach?
The Cambridge to Oxford coach distance is approximately 66 miles (106 km).
How long is the coach journey between Cambridge and Oxford?
On average the Cambridge to Oxford coach time is 5 h 25 min  covering the 66 miles (106 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Cambridge and arrival coach station in Oxford?

Some of the Cambridge coach stations to Oxford you can start your journey from include Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road, Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway and Cambridge, Jesus College. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Oxford include Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5), Oxford and Oxford, Bus Station, Gloucester Green.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cambridge   and arriving in Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5).

Where is the departure coach station in Cambridge located? Where is the arrival coach station in Oxford located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Cambridge, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5), located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

What coach companies go from Cambridge to Oxford?
Take the Cambridge to Oxford coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to Oxford from Cambridge as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When is the earliest coach from Cambridge to Oxford? When is the last coach from Cambridge to Oxford?
The earliest coach for this route departs from Cambridge at 09: 05. The last coach leaves from Cambridge at 14: 05. Check Omio for the latest coach times from Cambridge to Oxford and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy coach tickets between Cambridge and Oxford for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase coach tickets between Cambridge and Oxford within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £32 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from Cambridge to Oxford a few months in advance.

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