There are 4 ways to get from Oxford to Dorchester by train, bus 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  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Bournemouth
  2. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South

$72 - $108

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford to Dorchester National Express

$14 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Bus Station 66
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Dorchester West

$51 - $97

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Oxford to Dorchester 115.5 miles

$24 - $40

What companies run services between Oxford, England and Dorchester, Dorset, England?

You can take a train from Oxford to Dorchester via Bournemouth in around 3 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Oxford to Dorchester once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to Dorchester West
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Oxford to Dorchester?

The distance between Oxford and Dorchester is 141 km. The road distance is 185 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Oxford to Dorchester?

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Dorchester is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 4 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Oxford to Dorchester?

The quickest way to get from Oxford to Dorchester is to drive which takes 2 h and costs £17 - £26.

Is there a direct train between Oxford and Dorchester?

No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Dorchester. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Dorchester South via Bournemouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

Is there a direct bus between Oxford and Dorchester?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oxford and arriving at Dorchester. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

How long does it take to get from Oxford to Dorchester?

It takes approximately 3 h to get from Oxford to Dorchester, including transfers.