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Coach Information from Oxford to York

distanceDistance152 miles (245 km)
durationAverage coach duration7 h 7 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£28 (€32)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Oxford to York cover the 152 miles (245 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 7 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £28, but the average price of coach tickets is £28. Travellers depart most frequently from Oxford and arrive in York, Train Station.

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Oxford to York with National Express

Find the best coaches between Oxford and York with Omio's travel partners National Express from £28. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Oxford - York coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: £28

National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between Oxford and York and when travelling by coach:

  • 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.

Buses from Oxford to York

Travellers from Oxford to York can board National Express buses between these destinations and go from pace to place in as little as 6 hours 35 minutes. Some services take longer, up to almost 9 hours. Changing buses once and sometimes twice is normally part of the journey and this takes place in either Milton Keynes, Birmingham or Leeds. Oxford's earliest bus departs around 8:30 a.m. with the last bus of the day leaving around 9:30 p.m. Buses from Oxford to York depart every couple of hours up to the early afternoon and National Express runs this service 7 days a week.


The oldest university in the UK, Oxford lies on the banks of the River Thames 50 miles to the west of London. Nicknamed the city of the “Dreaming Spires,” Oxford is home to a great variety of medieval churches and colleges. A good place to start is Christ Church, the most famous of Oxford University’s colleges, before making your way to the circular Radcliffe Camera, one of Oxford’s most iconic buildings. The Bodleian Library is a stunning architectural and intellectual monument: one of the oldest public libraries in the world, its collection of over 11 million items is housed in a gorgeous, ancient, lofty building. Once you’ve had your fill of the city’s ancient architecture, head to the river to take in some of its natural beauty. A great thing to do, especially during the summer months, is to pack a picnic and go punting along the Thames. After a busy day of sightseeing, head for a relaxing drink at the Eagle and Child, an old pub that was once the favourite drinking spot of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.


A beautiful city in North Yorkshire, England, York is an ancient city that was one of the most important centres in Roman Britain. Conquered and reconquered, it is home to a fascinating array of history. Explore York’s hidden Roman archaeology - much of which lies inaccessible beneath the city - through a visit to the Yorkshire Museum. If it is the town’s Viking past you are interested in, head to the renowned Jorvik Centre, a smells-and-all reconstruction of the Viking settlement that once lay here. Don’t miss a visit to the awe-inspiring York Minster, the largest cathedral in all of Northern Europe and one of the world’s most beautiful Gothic buildings. While you’re there, be sure to explore the Choir, Chapter House & Nave, a fascinating part of the cathedral that features all kind of gems, such as the magnificent Five Sisters Window. After a busy day of sightseeing, grab a drink at the tiny but unforgettable The Blue Bell, a delightful little Edwardian Pub.

Travel Tips

Buses from Oxford to York
Take the bus to York 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 York.
What is the cost of cheap coaches between Oxford and York?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to York from Oxford to cost as little as £28  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Oxford to York on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to York from Oxford is £28  one way.
How far is it from Oxford to York by coach?
The coach distance from Oxford to York is around 152 miles (245 km).
How long is the coach journey to York from Oxford?
The coach time from Oxford to York is on average 7 h 7 min  for the 152 miles (245 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Oxford and York by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which coach station from Oxford to York do I depart from? Which York coach station from Oxford do I arrive in?

When taking a coach from Oxford, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5), Oxford, Bus Station, Gloucester Green and Oxford, Railway Station (Stop R4). When you arrive in York, your coach can arrive in coach stations including York, Train Station, York, Rail Station and York, Castle Howard (The Grounds).

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Oxford   to York, Train Station.

Where do I find the Oxford coach station to York? Where is the York coach station?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called Oxford, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Oxford.

The most popular arrival coach station, York, Train Station, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of York.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Oxford to York?
For the route from Oxford to York you can take a coach with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services between Oxford and York on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When can I take the first coach from Oxford to York? When can I take the last coach for the day?
The first Oxford to York coach departs at 09: 45   and the last coach from Oxford to York leaves at 14: 00. Check out the most up-to-date Oxford to York coach schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy a coach ticket from Oxford to York to get the best deals?
If you book a coach ticket from Oxford to York within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £28 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Oxford and York are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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