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There are 4 ways to get from Bideford to Oxford by train, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Oxford

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Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  2. Take the night bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Swindon

2 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Bristol Bond St
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bond St to Oxford St Giles'

Drive

  1. Drive from Bideford to Oxford

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The cost-effective way to get from Bideford to Oxford is to bus and night bus, which costs £18 - £29 and takes 8h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to Oxford is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Oxford St Giles' via Barnstaple Bus Station and Bristol Bond St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 33m.

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The distance between Bideford and Oxford is 138 miles. The road distance is 177 miles.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 5h 10m and costs £70 - £260.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from Bideford to Oxford, including transfers.

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Bideford to Oxford bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Barnstaple Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Bideford to Oxford is to train which takes 5h 10m and costs £70 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £35 and takes 7h 33m.

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Bideford to Oxford bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Oxford St Giles' station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bideford to Oxford is 177 miles. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Bideford to Oxford.

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  • Distance: 137.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 10m

What companies run services between Bideford, England and Oxford, England?

You can take a train from Bideford to Oxford via Barnstaple, Station Entrance, Barnstaple, Exeter St Davids, and Reading in around 5h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bideford to Oxford via Barnstaple Bus Station and Bristol Bond St in around 7h 33m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £120
Train from Reading to Oxford
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £27
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Barnstaple Bus Station to Bristol Bond St
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £16
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Bristol Bond St to Oxford St Giles'
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £14
Website
Megabus UK
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Barnstaple to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Night bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Swindon
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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