There are 6 ways to get from Oxford to Cambridge by train, bus, rideshare 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 20 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$65 - $97

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Oxford to Cambridge 87.5 miles

$13 - $16

4 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  4 h 30 min

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

$23 - $32

Bus via Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH)  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) X5
  2. Take the bus from Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  3. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) X5

$35

Bus via Heathrow Central Bus Station  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Heathrow Central Bus Station LHR|the airline / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) 727 / ...

$42 - $54

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Cambridge 87.6 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Cambridge is to rideshare which costs £10 - £12 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Cambridge is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via Luton Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Cambridge is 66 miles. The road distance is 87.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 2 h 20 min and costs £45 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Oxford to Cambridge, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Oxford to Cambridge is to train which takes 2 h 20 min and costs £45 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £25 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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Oxford to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge Parkside station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Cambridge is 88 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Oxford to Cambridge.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 66.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Cambridge via London Marylebone, Baker Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London Kings Cross in around 2 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Cambridge via Luton Airport London in around 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Oxford to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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 Oxford to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
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 Oxford to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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