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

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Train  •  1h 27m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Didcot Parkway

$40 - $73

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Bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green National Express

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon
  2. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square S6

$27 - $46

Drive  •  1h 23m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Oxford 73.5 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Oxford is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Oxford is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station station and arriving at Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Oxford via Didcot Parkway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 27m.

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The distance between Bristol and Oxford is 61 miles. The road distance is 73.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 1h 27m and costs £30 - £60.

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It takes approximately 1h 27m to get from Bristol to Oxford, including transfers.

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Bristol to Oxford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to Oxford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Oxford is to train which takes 1h 27m and costs £30 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 61.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 27m

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Bristol to Oxford hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 58m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Oxford once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Didcot Parkway
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express

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Bristol to Oxford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green.

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Bristol to Oxford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Didcot Parkway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Oxford is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1h 23m to drive from Bristol to Oxford.

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