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There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford by bus, train, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane Oxf / ...

£5 - £15

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Rideshare  •  1h 9m

  1. Take the rideshare from London Heathrow Airport to Oxford 45.7 miles

£4 - £9

4 alternative options

Train  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

£28 - £62

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford 45.9 miles

£110 - £140

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford 45.9 miles

£7 - £11

Towncar  •  52 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Oxford 45.9 miles

£30 - £120

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford by bus

The bus journey time between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Oxford is around 1h 13m and covers a distance of around 50 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h. Operated by Oxford Bus Company and National Express, the London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford bus service departs from Heathrow Central Bus Station and arrives in Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane. Typically 238 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 13m
Fastest bus time:
1h
Bus distance:
50 miles
Buses per week:
238
Cheapest price:
£5
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:10
Last bus departs at:
23:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford bus schedules

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) → Oxford
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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford is to rideshare which costs £4 - £9 and takes 1h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Central Bus Station station and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Oxford via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 28m.

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It is 40 miles from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford. It is approximately 45.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford without a car is to bus which takes 1h 18m and costs £5 - £15.

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The bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane takes 1h 18m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, depart from Heathrow Central Bus Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford is to bus which takes 1h 18m and costs £5 - £15. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £28 - £65 and takes 1h 28m.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 39.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 18m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Oxford, England?

Oxford Bus Company operates a bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane hourly. Tickets cost £10 - £15 and the journey takes 1h 18m. National Express also services this route once daily. Alternatively, First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Oxford hourly. Tickets cost £24 - £30 and the journey takes 53 min.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London Heathrow Airport to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £9
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
£110 - £140
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
Majestic Cars UK Limited
Phone
+44 207 1276 550
Website
majestictaxis.com
Hounslow Minicab
Phone
+44 208 577 1111
Website
hounslowminicab.co.uk
Heathrow Taxis
Phone
+44 20 3475 8961
Website
taxi-from-heathrow-airport.co.uk
Airport Taxis & Transfers
Phone
+44 7808 789 089
Jayride
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Oxford
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Oxford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford is 46 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Oxford.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Oxford. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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