There are 5 ways to get from Chelmsford to Oxford by train, subway, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Marylebone to Oxford

$51 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus, line 301 bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 59
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to St Albans City Railway Station 724
  3. Take the line 301 bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes 301 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Aylesbury Bus Station) 500 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11) to Oxford City Centre, High Street (Stop L2)

$28 - $39

3 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Paddington Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

$47 - $89

Bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London 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

$33 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Oxford 97.5 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop J1) via Stansted Airport London and Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Oxford is 74 miles. The road distance is 97.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Chelmsford to Oxford, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Oxford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Oxford is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 8 min.

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Chelmsford to Oxford bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop J1) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Oxford is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to drive from Chelmsford to Oxford.

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There are 491+ hotels available in Oxford. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 74.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Oxford via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Baker Street Underground Station, and London Marylebone in around 2 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Oxford via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), Stansted Airport London, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 4 h 8 min.

Train operators
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Oxford
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
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 Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
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
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Aylesbury Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11) to Oxford City Centre, High Street (Stop L2)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to St Albans City Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Red Rose Travel
Phone
01296 747 926
Website
redrosetravel.com
Bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Aylesbury Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
redrosetravel.com

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