There are 5 ways to get from Harpenden to Oxford by train, 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 3 min

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

$53 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus via Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11)  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Watford, Clarendon Road
  2. Take the bus from Watford, High Street to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Aylesbury Bus Station) 500 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11) to Oxford City Centre, High Street (Stop L2)

$15 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Oxford National Express / ...

$21 - $35

Line 657 bus, bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 657 bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to St Albans City Railway Station 657
  2. Take the bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 724
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H5)

$28 - $34

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Harpenden to Oxford 64.1 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Harpenden to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn and arriving at Oxford via Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) and Luton Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 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 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Harpenden to Oxford, including transfers.

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Harpenden to Oxford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Luton Airport London station.

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The best way to get from Harpenden to Oxford is to train which takes 2 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 27 min.

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Harpenden to Oxford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Oxford 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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There are 491+ hotels available in Oxford. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Harpenden to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 38.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 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 Underground Station, Baker Street Underground Station, and London Marylebone in around 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Harpenden to Oxford every 3 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Harpenden to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
$40 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $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 Luton Airport London to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 2 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Watford, High Street to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Aylesbury Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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
Red Rose Travel
Phone
01296 747 926
Website
redrosetravel.com
Bus from Watford, High Street to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Aylesbury Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
redrosetravel.com
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to St Albans City Railway Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
unobus.info
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
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, St Aldates (Stop H5)
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk

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