There are 6 ways to get from Cheltenham to Oxford by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus Swanbrook Coaches  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6) 853

$14

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Bus Stagecoach West  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Bus Station 51
  2. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) S6

$11 - $14

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Didcot Parkway
  3. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to Oxford

$41 - $88

Bus, train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Moreton-in-Marsh, Railway Station 801
  2. Take the train from Moreton-in-Marsh to Oxford

$25 - $38

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cheltenham to Oxford 42 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Oxford 42 miles

$9 - $13

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Royal Well Bus Station station and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6). Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Oxford via Swindon and Didcot Parkway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Oxford is 37 miles. The road distance is 42 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Oxford without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs .

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The bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6) takes 1 h 35 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Cheltenham to Oxford bus services, operated by Swanbrook Coaches, arrive at Royal Well Bus Station.

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Cheltenham to Oxford train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Oxford is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 43 min.

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Cheltenham to Oxford bus services, operated by Swanbrook Coaches, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6) station.

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Cheltenham to Oxford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Oxford station.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 36.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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

Swanbrook Coaches operates a bus from Cheltenham to Oxford 4 times a day. Tickets cost $14 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cheltenham to Oxford via Swindon and Didcot Parkway in around 1 h 43 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Train from Swindon to Didcot Parkway
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Didcot Parkway to Oxford
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $10
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $10
Train from Moreton-in-Marsh to Oxford
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
Bus operators
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
Pulhams Coaches
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Cheltenham to Oxford
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250

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