There are 7 ways to get from Oxford to City of Lancaster by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 56 min

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

$121 - $188

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Bus, line 40 bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster City Centre, Queens Square (Queens Square A6 North) 40 / ...

$30 - $38

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Train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster

$90 - $137

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to City of Lancaster 202.7 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$107 - $243

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$146 - $386

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$146 - $433

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to City of Lancaster is to bus and line 40 bus which costs £23 - £29 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to City of Lancaster is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford station to City of Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green and arriving at Lancaster City Centre, Queens Square (Queens Square A6 North) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to City of Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Lancaster via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Oxford and City of Lancaster is 172 miles. The road distance is 202.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to City of Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £90 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Oxford to City of Lancaster, including transfers.

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Oxford to City of Lancaster bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green.

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Oxford to City of Lancaster train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to City of Lancaster is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs £90 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus and line 40 bus, which costs £23 - £29 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Oxford to City of Lancaster bus services, operated by Stagecoach Lancaster, arrive at Lancaster City Centre, Queens Square (Queens Square A6 North) station.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to City of Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 172.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Oxford, England and City of Lancaster, England?

You can take a train from Oxford to City of Lancaster via Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to City of Lancaster via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Preston, Lancashire, and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) in around 7 h.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Oxford to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
$20 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
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
$40 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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 Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Lancaster
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster City Centre, Queens Square (Queens Square A6 North)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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