There are 4 ways to get from Oxford to Dorchester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 26 min

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

$66 - $104

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Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Dorchester National Express

$13 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Corporation Street S6
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Dorchester West

$51 - $92

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Oxford to Dorchester 115.5 miles

$24 - $40

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

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Dorchester. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Dorchester South via Winchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Dorchester is 88 miles. The road distance is 115.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Dorchester without a car is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Oxford to Dorchester, including transfers.

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

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Oxford to Dorchester train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Dorchester is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 35 min.

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

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Oxford to Dorchester train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Dorchester South station.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Dorchester.
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  • Distance: 88.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Dorchester via Winchester in around 3 h 26 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Oxford to Dorchester once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $18 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 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Corporation Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Dorchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Dorchester is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Oxford to Dorchester.

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