There are 6 ways to get from Leicester 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 27 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxford

$81 - $123

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green National Express

$12 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus, line 11 bus, train  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester, Charles Street (60 Charles Street 'Beneficial Finance') to Pool Meadow Bus Station X6
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Leamington Spa, Parish Church 11
  3. Take the train from Leamington Spa to Oxford

$51 - $71

Bus via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway 230
  2. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) X5
  3. Take the bus from Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5

$25 - $29

Bus, train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Coventry, Corporation St 48
  2. Take the train from Coventry to Oxford

$48 - $73

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Oxford 77.9 miles

$16 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Oxford is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Oxford is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station and arriving at Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Oxford via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Oxford is 62 miles. The road distance is 77.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs £60 - £95.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Leicester to Oxford, including transfers.

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Leicester to Oxford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 61.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Oxford via Birmingham New Street in around 2 h 27 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leicester to Oxford once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Leamington Spa to Oxford
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Coventry to Oxford
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Mike De Courcey Travel
Phone
(024) 7630 2656
Website
traveldecourcey.com
Bus from Leicester, Charles Street (60 Charles Street 'Beneficial Finance') to Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
traveldecourcey.com
National Express Coventry
Website
nxbus.co.uk
Bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Leamington Spa, Parish Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
nxbus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Coventry, Corporation St
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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