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

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Train  •  2h 15m

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

£46 - £64

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Rideshare  •  2h 1m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cambridge to Oxford 87.6 miles

£10 - £12

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Bedford, Bus Station 905
  2. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5

£17 - £25

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Oxford 87.3 miles

£13 - £20

Cambridge to Oxford by train and subway

The journey time between Cambridge and Oxford is around 2h 41m and covers a distance of around 124 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 59m. Services are operated by Great Northern, Thameslink, London Underground (Tube) and others. Typically 216 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 41m
Fastest journey time:
1h 59m
Services per week:
216
Cheapest price:
£46
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:37
Last service departs at:
23:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cambridge to Oxford train and subway schedules

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Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Oxford is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Oxford station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside and arriving at Gloucester Green Bus Station via Bedford, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Oxford via King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 15m.

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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 2h 15m and costs £45 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2h 15m 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, Parkside station.

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Cambridge to Oxford train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Oxford is to train which takes 2h 15m and costs £45 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £25 and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 66.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 15m

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, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 2h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Oxford via Bedford, Bus Station in around 4h 30m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Bedford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Cambridge to Oxford train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Oxford station.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cambridge and Oxford. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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