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

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Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

$30 - $65

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Rideshare  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Oxford 56.3 miles

$6 - $12

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Marble Arch to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane Oxford Tube / ...

$8 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from London to Oxford 56.3 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from London to Oxford is to rideshare which costs £5 - £9 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Oxford is to train which costs £26 - £50 and takes 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marble Arch and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Oxford. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between London and Oxford is 52 miles. The road distance is 56.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs £26 - £50.

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The train from London Paddington to Oxford takes 56 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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London to Oxford bus services, operated by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, depart from Marble Arch station.

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London to Oxford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London to Oxford is to train which takes 56 min and costs £26 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £17 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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  • Distance: 51.6 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London to Oxford hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 56 min. Chiltern Railways also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Stagecoach Oxfordshire operates a bus from London to Oxford every 20 minutes, and the journey takes 1 h 32 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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
Chiltern Railways
Bus operators
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Marble Arch to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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London to Oxford bus services, operated by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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London to Oxford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Oxford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Oxford is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from London to Oxford.

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

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