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There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Oxford by train, bus, rideshare 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Marylebone to Oxford

$60 - $97

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cambridge to Oxford 87.6 miles

$13 - $16

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5

$24 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Oxford 87.3 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Oxford is to rideshare which costs £10 - £12 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Oxford is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cambridge, Castle Street and arriving at Gloucester Green Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Oxford is 66 miles. The road distance is 87.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs £45 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Cambridge to Oxford, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Oxford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Oxford is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs £45 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £22 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Cambridge to Oxford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Gloucester Green Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Oxford is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to drive from Cambridge to Oxford.

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  • Distance: 66.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Oxford via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Baker Street station, and London Marylebone in around 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Cambridge to Oxford hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $28 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cambridge to Oxford
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
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blablacar.co.uk

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