How to get from Oxford to London

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from Oxford to London

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

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To get from Oxford to London on 15 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40Oxford1h19 09:59London Marylebone
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03:32Oxford1h07 04:39London
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Travel Information between Oxford and London

distanceDistance51 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £32
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £32 • 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 51 miles between Oxford and London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 49 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Oxford to London.

How to Travel from Oxford to London

Around 52 miles apart, the journey from Oxford to London is convenient to make by either bus or train. Both modes of transport run daily services and low-cost fares are available when you book in advance.

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

Cheapest way to travel from Oxford to London?


Buses tend to be the cheapest option. Although this option is slower than travelling from Oxford to London on the train, National Express offer cheap tickets on this route.

What to skip the bus? The train is often a little more expensive than getting the bus from London to Oxford. For better deals on train tickets, you should book your trip up to one month in advance.

Fastest way to travel from Oxford to London


For those looking for the fastest way to travel from Oxford to London catching the train is your best option. Great Western Railway offers direct routes from Oxford to London every 30 minutes between 05:42 am and 9:32 pm on weekdays. Chiltern Railways also offer direct trains from Oxford to London, but less frequently.

Most popular way to travel from Oxford to London


Due low fares and frequency, travelling by bus from Oxford to London is the most popular option. National Express serve this route up to four times an hour at peak times, which offers more flexibility than the train.

Taking the train from Oxford to London remains to be a popular alternative to taking the bus.

Is it possible to travel from Oxford to London Heathrow?

For those wishing to travel to London Heathrow from Oxford you can travel to London Paddington by train and change onto the Heathrow Express. The journey time for this route is approximately 1 hour and 32 minutes.

Is it possible to travel from Oxford to London Gatwick?

National Express runs a direct service from Oxford to London Gatwick Terminal North (Horley). The journey takes between 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes depending on the time of day.

You can also travel by train to London Gatwick, this route requires between 1 and 3 changes. The journey length can range from 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Travel Tips: Travel from Oxford to London

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.

There are 4 ways to travel between Oxford and London including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Oxford to London. Tickets for a coach cost on average £14.

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is about £18 less than a train, which costs on average £32 for this route.

The fastest way to get to London from Oxford is by train with an average travel time of 49 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 5 min.

The distance between Oxford and London is around 51 miles.

The average frequency per day from Oxford to London is:

  • 77 coaches per day.
  • 72 trains a day.

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

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

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

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

  • National Express can get you to London by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Oxford to London for £14 on Omio.
  • Great Western Railway can get you to London by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Railway from Oxford to London for £32 on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct coach with National Express or Megabus with 56 direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Chiltern Railways or Great Western Railway with 33 direct trains per day.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Oxford to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Oxford and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £14 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £32 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Oxford to London 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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