There are 8 ways to get from Oxford to Cornwall by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Reading  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Bodmin Parkway

$129 - $265

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) to Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) X39|river rapids
  2. Take the bus from Reading to Lanivet National Express

$33 - $39

6 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to St Austell

$129 - $240

Bus, train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Gloucester, Market Parade 853
  2. Take the train from Gloucester to St Austell

$119 - $170

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Cornwall 222.1 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY

$184 - $469

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY

$158 - $357

Train to Manchester, fly  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Newquay (NQY) MAN - NQY

$202 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Cornwall is to bus which costs £25 - £30 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Cornwall is to train and fly which costs £130 - £360 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) and arriving at Lanivet via Reading Town Centre, Station Road (adj Nationwide) and Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 13 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Cornwall is 179 miles. The road distance is 222.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Cornwall without a car is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs £95 - £210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Oxford to Cornwall, including transfers.

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Oxford to Cornwall bus services, operated by Thames Travel, depart from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Cornwall is to train which takes 6 h 6 min and costs £95 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £30 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Oxford to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lanivet station.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Cornwall.
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  • Distance: 178.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Cornwall via Reading, Bodmin Parkway, Bodmin Parkway Station, and Bodmin, Priory House in around 6 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Cornwall via Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel), Reading Town Centre, Station Road (adj Nationwide), Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride, and Reading in around 8 h 13 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Train from Gloucester to St Austell
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Train from Oxford to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $27
Train from Reading to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $210
Train from Didcot Parkway to St Austell
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$65 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $230
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Bus operators
Thames Travel
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) to Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
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 Reading to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Gloucester, Market Parade
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk

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