How to get to London from Oxford

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from Oxford to London

How to get to London from Oxford by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Oxford to London is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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02:30London, Victoria Coach Station
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19:23London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
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Oxford station (OXF)
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Oxford station (OXF)
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Oxford station (OXF)
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Travel Information from Oxford to London

distanceDistance51 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£7 - £7
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £7 • 51 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £7 • 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Rail

Travel 51 miles by train or coach from Oxford to London. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Great Western Rail 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.

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All travel companies: Train and Coach Companies from Oxford to London

National Express, CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways will get you between Oxford and London at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next travel to London from Oxford: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

    National Express is the leading travel operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel 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 travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel 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 - London travel: 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.

      FAQs: Oxford to London

      FAQs: 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 2 travel options to London from Oxford. You can take a train or coach.

      The cheapest way to get from Oxford to London is by taking a train with average ticket prices of £7 compared to other travel options to London:

      Taking a train costs £1 less than taking a coach, which costs on average £7 for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel from Oxford to London is by train, which takes on average 51 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Getting to London by coach takes 1 h on average.

      You should expect to travel around 51 miles from Oxford to London.

      The average frequency per day from Oxford to London is:

      • 25 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Oxford and London as scheduled services by train or coach 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 who purchase a coach ticket from Oxford to London depart from Oxford, Frideswide Square to London, Victoria Coach Station.
      • Most travellers board their train from Oxford and arrive in London Euston.

      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 National Express or Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £7 with National Express from Oxford to London.
      • You can go to London from Oxford by train with Great Western Rail, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry or Tfl Rail. You'll see cheap train tickets for £7 with Great Western Rail from Oxford to London on Omio.

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

      • 13 direct trains per day with Great Western Rail or Chiltern Railways.

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

      Many of our customers travelling from Oxford to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your Oxford and London trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!

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