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There are 4 ways to get from Ipswich to Oxford by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

$64 - $112

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Bus Stagecoach in Bedford  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Tower Ramparts Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside A14
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5

$24 - $28

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Bus National Express  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane OXF - the airline

$49 - $61

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Oxford 139.2 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Oxford is to bus which costs £18 - £22 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Oxford is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and Oxford is 106 miles. The road distance is 139.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 56 min and costs £45 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Ipswich to Oxford, including transfers.

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Ipswich to Oxford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ipswich station.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Oxford is to train which takes 2 h 56 min and costs £45 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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Ipswich to Oxford bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Oxford is 139 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Ipswich to Oxford.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 105.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Oxford via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Lancaster Gate station, and London Paddington in around 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Oxford via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 4 h 55 min.

Train operators
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
$19 - $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 Ipswich to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Suffolk Norse
Phone
01473 341500
Email
enquiries@suffolknorse.co.uk
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Tower Ramparts Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford

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