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Travel Information between London and Oxford

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £25
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 1 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £25 • 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Travel 51 miles (82 km) by coach or train to Oxford from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 53 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 route 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

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Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

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£16

1:40 h

1 Day Before

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£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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How do I go from London to Oxford?

There are 2 ways to get from London to Oxford: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Oxford from London?

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 generally £12 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £25 from London to Oxford.

What is the fastest way from London to Oxford?

The fastest way from London to Oxford is by train with an average journey time of 53 min.

Other travel options from London to Oxford can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h 12 min   of travel time.

How far is it from London to Oxford?

You should expect to travel around 51 miles (82 km) from London to Oxford.

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

The average frequency per day from London to Oxford is:

  • 23 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Oxford?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5).
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from London to Oxford depart from London Victoria to Oxford.
Which travel operators can get me from London to Oxford?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Oxford, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to Oxford by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from London to Oxford for £12.
  • Travel with Great Western Railway for trains to Oxford. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Great Western Railway London to Oxford tickets on Omio for £25.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Oxford from London?
Omio customers who travel from London to Oxford often also extend their holiday to go to Luton, Bristol or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Oxford and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I book a ticket to Oxford from London online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from London to Oxford, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £12 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £25 one way on average.

But we recommend booking London to Oxford tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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