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21 Jan
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22 Jan
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23 Jan
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24 Jan
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25 Jan
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26 Jan
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27 Jan
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28 Jan
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29 Jan
£6Great Western Railway
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30 Jan
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31 Jan
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Travel Information from Oxford to London

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £19
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 1 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £19 • 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 51 miles (82 km) between Oxford and London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 47 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 trip are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Oxford to London.

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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.

Trains from Oxford to London | Buses from Oxford to London

Oxford to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

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£16

1:40 h

2 Weeks Ahead

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£21

1:09 h

1 Month Ahead


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

Cheapest way to travel from Oxford to London?


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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

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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

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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.
FAQs

How do I travel to London from Oxford?

You can travel between Oxford and London 2 different ways: coach or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Oxford to London. Tickets for a coach cost on average £12.

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A coach journey is usually £6 less than a journey to London by train, which costs on average £19 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Oxford to London?

The fastest way from Oxford to London is by train with an average journey time of 47 min.

Other travel options between Oxford and London can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h 9 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Oxford to London?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Oxford to London is:

  • 51 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Oxford to London?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Oxford to London:

  • Coaches from Oxford to London most often leave from Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5) and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Trains mostly leave from Oxford and tend to arrive in London Victoria.

Which travel companies can get me from Oxford to London?

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

  • You can travel between Oxford and London by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £12 with Megabus from Oxford to London.
  • You can travel by train to London from Oxford with Great Western Railway, and you can find Great Western Railway Oxford to London tickets for £19 on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Oxford to London?

Omio customers who travel from Oxford to London often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I buy tickets to London from Oxford online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £12 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £19 one way on average.

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

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