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There are 5 ways to get from Harpenden to Oxford by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Harpenden to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Take the train from London Marylebone to Oxford

$48 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus via Aylesbury, Bus Station  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Watford, Clarendon Road
  2. Take the bus from Watford, Exchange Road to Aylesbury, Bus Station 500 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, High Street

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

Line 99 bus, bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 99 bus from Luton Station Interchange to Central station 99
  2. Take the bus from Central station to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5

$25 - $32

Bus National Express  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Hatfield to Oxford National Express / ...

$15 - $20

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Harpenden to Oxford 64.1 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Harpenden to Oxford is to bus which costs £8 - £14 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harpenden to Oxford is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harpenden to Oxford station. However, there are services departing from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn and arriving at Gloucester Green Bus Station via Luton Station Interchange and Central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between Harpenden and Oxford is 39 miles. The road distance is 64.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Harpenden to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs £35 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Harpenden to Oxford, including transfers.

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Harpenden to Oxford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Luton Station Interchange.

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The best way to get from Harpenden to Oxford is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs £35 - £65. Alternatively, you can line 99 bus and bus, which costs £19 - £25 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Harpenden to Oxford is 64 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Harpenden to Oxford.

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  • Distance: 38.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Harpenden to Oxford via West Hampstead Thameslink, West Hampstead station, Baker Street station, and London Marylebone in around 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harpenden to Oxford via Luton Station Interchange and Central station in around 3 h 21 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Harpenden to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.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 Luton Station Interchange to Central station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Bus from Central station to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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 Hatfield to Oxford
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Exchange Road to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Red Rose Travel
Phone
01296 747 926
Website
redrosetravel.com
Bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
redrosetravel.com

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