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There are 4 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 9 min

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

$59 - $100

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Oxford to Cambridge 87.5 miles

$13 - $16

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Cambridge, Castle Street X5

$24 - $28

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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gloucester Green Bus Station station and arriving at Cambridge, Castle Street. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 29 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 9 min and costs £45 - £80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Oxford to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Oxford to Cambridge bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Gloucester Green Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Cambridge is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs £45 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £22 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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Oxford to Cambridge bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Cambridge, Castle Street 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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  • Distance: 66.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Cambridge via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London Kings Cross in around 2 h 9 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Oxford to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $28 and the journey takes 3 h 29 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 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
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
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Cambridge, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Oxford and Cambridge. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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