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from London to Oxford

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Oxford on 29 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:25London, Marble Arch1h10 10:35Oxford
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£141One-way
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09:25London, Marble Arch1h10 10:35Oxford
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£141One-way
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09:05London, Marble Arch1h10 10:15Oxford
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09:45London, Marble Arch1h10 10:55Oxford
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08:45London, Marble Arch1h10 09:55Oxford
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Sun
29 May
£15Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Mon
30 May
£13Chiltern Railways
£14Megabus
Tue
31 May
£13Chiltern Railways
£14Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£13Chiltern Railways
£14Megabus
Thu
2 Jun
£24Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Fri
3 Jun
£24Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Sat
4 Jun
£24Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£15Great Western Railway
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Mon
6 Jun
£6Chiltern Railways
£14Megabus
Tue
7 Jun
£13Chiltern Railways
£14Megabus
Wed
8 Jun
£13Chiltern Railways
£14Megabus
Thu
9 Jun
£13Chiltern Railways
£14Megabus
Fri
10 Jun
£4Chiltern Railways
£14Megabus
Sat
11 Jun
£19Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Sun
12 Jun
£15Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Mon
13 Jun
£6Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Tue
14 Jun
£6Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Wed
15 Jun
£6Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Thu
16 Jun
£6Great Western Railway
£14Megabus
Fri
17 Jun
£6Chiltern Railways
£14Megabus

Travel Information between London and Oxford

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £31
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 15 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £12 • 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Travel 51 miles (82 km) by coach or train between London and Oxford. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Oxford.

How to Travel from London to Oxford

London to Oxford is a very popular route, with a number of transport options available throughout the day. At around 100 kilometres away, and due to a lack of direct flights, it is generally inconvenient to make this journey via plane. However, passengers can take the train or choose from two bus operators. The train journey is often marginally quicker than the bus, both the railway and bus stations are only a short distance apart in Oxford town centre.

Trains from London to Oxford | Buses from London to Oxford

London to Oxford Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

£16

1:40 h

1 Day Before

trains

£15

0:57 h

3 Weeks Before



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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Oxford


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The M40 London to Oxford route has more services than any other long distance bus route in the UK, with up to 150 journeys per day. There are two companies that run the services: the Oxford Tube and the X90. The Oxford Tube is operated by Stagecoach and runs up to five services per hour from Victoria. The X90 also runs from Victoria, through Baker Street, with up to three services per hour. The journey takes between 1.5 hours to just under 2 hours. The journeys are operated by National Express.

Fastest way to travel from London to Oxford


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Trains from London to Oxford leave from Paddington and are operated by Great Western Railway. The first service departs in the early morning and the last train departs after midnight. There are between three and five services per hour with the journey taking approximately one hour. There are frequent direct services, and some requiring one change.


Most popular way to travel from London to Oxford


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Both bus and train are popular ways to travel between London and Oxford. The sheer frequency, as well as comfort, of Oxford Tube services, mean that for many they are considered an option just as viable as taking the train. There is also the fact that their ticket price doesn’t fluctuate when you book on the day, which means they’re an ideal choice for a spontaneous trip.


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FAQs

What are my London to Oxford travel options?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Oxford from London. You can take a coach or train.

How do I get from London to Oxford the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Oxford, which costs on average £12.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Oxford:

A coach is about £19 less than a train, which costs on average £31 for this journey.

What is the quickest way from London to Oxford?

The fastest way to get to Oxford from London is by coach with an average travel time of 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Oxford that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Oxford by train can take on average 48 min.

How far is it from London to Oxford?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Oxford?

The average frequency per day from London to Oxford is:

  • 23 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from London to Oxford as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Oxford?

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

  • Most travellers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Oxford.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Oxford?

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

  • You can travel by coach to Oxford from London with Megabus, and you can find Megabus London to Oxford tickets for £12 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from London to Oxford with Great Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £31 with Great Western Railway from London to Oxford.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Oxford?

Looking to extend your trip from London to Oxford? Many Omio customers who go from London to Oxford usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Luton, Bristol or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore Luton, Bristol or Birmingham from Oxford, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I purchase a ticket between London and Oxford online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to Oxford from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £12 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £31 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Oxford online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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