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London to Oxford bus and train tickets

217 daily departures, tickets starting at €12.91, and the fastest trip in 51m

London to Oxford bus times

Check out the next buses departing from London to Oxford for Saturday, 24 February

CompanyDeparture time/Arrival timeDeparture Station/Arrival StationTransport TypePriceView schedule
Megabus
1d 1h 51m
Megabus
16.38
Megabus
1d 1h 41m
Megabus
16.38
Megabus
1h 45m
Megabus
16.38
Megabus
1h 34m
Megabus
16.38
Megabus
1h 44m
Megabus
16.38

Over 217 schedules for your journey.

Bus London to Oxford

It takes an average of 2h 14m to travel from London to Oxford by bus, over a distance of around 83 km. There are normally 165 buses per day traveling from London to Oxford and tickets for this journey start from €12.91 when you book in advance.

Distance83 km
Price€12.91
Frequency165
Fastest1h 28m

Train London to Oxford

It takes an average of 56m to travel from London to Oxford by train, over a distance of around 83 km. There are normally 52 trains per day traveling from London to Oxford and tickets for this journey start from €47 when you book in advance.

Distance83 km
Price€47
Frequency52
Fastest51m

What companies travel from London to Oxford?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Best Travel Options

Exploring the differences in travel from London to Oxford by bus, train, and car highlights distinct considerations:

Travel Time: Trains offer the speediest option with an average hour-long journey. Buses provide a relaxed pace, taking under two hours, while cars can vary with traffic at around 1.5 to 2 hours.

Cost: Bus travel reigns for affordability, making it a budget-friendly choice. Train fares offer value for their swift service. Car travel costs can be split, offering savings for groups.

Experience: Buses and trains allow travelers to enjoy the scenery or rest, suitable for solo voyages or groups. Driving suits those seeking freedom and a custom itinerary.

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Best Travel Options

Bus vs Train

Traveling from London to Oxford brings into focus three main contrasts:

Convenience and Speed: Trains whisk you to your destination in approximately an hour, appealing to those wanting more time in Oxford.

Cost Effectiveness: If saving money is your priority, buses are the way to go, providing a more economical journey.

Travel Comfort: With amenities such as Wi-Fi, both modes offer comforts, but trains edge out with extra services like power sockets and refreshments.

Bus vs Train

Frequently asked questions

Embark on a serene journey from London to Oxford; idyllic landscapes, historical allure, seamless connectivity. Perfect for day-trips or scholarly visits, find your direct route to the city of dreaming spires. Discover charm, comfort, and convenience.

Cheapest Travel Options

Setting off from London to Oxford? Explore cost-effective routes with National Express and Oxford Tube. Tickets range from just £5 to £20, offering comfortable rides under 2 hours with amenities like Wi-Fi and ample legroom.

Uncover budget-friendly travel ideal for any traveler. Whether you’re a family seeking affordability, a business traveler valuing time, or a backpacker on a shoestring, find the perfect balance between convenience and expense with our budget-smart guide.

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Cheap tickets from London to Oxford

The price of tickets from London to Oxford is cheaper for a one-way standard class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the companies release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper tickets from London to Oxford by booking early.

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the services are also popular commuter services, lots of companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider traveling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting transport

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting transport. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

"Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly."

Ethan Hughes
Ethan Hughes
Transport Trekker

"Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey."

John Anderson
John Anderson
Adventurous Explorer

"Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board."

Charlotte Adams
Charlotte Adams
Transit Seeker

"Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals."

William Lewis
William Lewis
Commuting Maverick

"Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry."

Isabella Wright
Isabella Wright
Route Seeker

"Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi."

David Thompson
David Thompson
Nomadic Voyager

"Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people."

Emily Roberts
Emily Roberts
Serene Wanderer

"Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey."

Olivia Rodriguez
Olivia Rodriguez
Rail Trailblazer

"Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times."

Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett
Bus Explorer

"Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules."

Michael Turner
Michael Turner
Transit Connoisseur

"Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint."

Sophia Mitchell
Sophia Mitchell
Journey Enthusiast
Travel Hotspots

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