There are 6 ways to get from Cambridge to University of 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 39 min

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

$60 - $96

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cambridge to Oxford 87.6 miles

$13 - $16

4 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop J1) OXF|the airline

$42 - $53

Bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) X5
  3. Take the bus from Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5

$34

Bus #2  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Luton Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green National Express / ...

$24 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to University of Oxford 85 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to University of Oxford is to rideshare which costs £10 - £12 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to University of Oxford is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to University of Oxford. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop J1) via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and University of Oxford is 66 miles. The road distance is 85 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to University of Oxford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £45 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Cambridge to University of Oxford, including transfers.

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Cambridge to University of Oxford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to University of Oxford is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £45 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to University of Oxford.
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  • Distance: 66.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to University of Oxford via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Baker Street Underground Station, London Marylebone, and Oxford in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to University of Oxford via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop J1) in around 4 h 3 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 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
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 Cambridge Parkside to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop J1)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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