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

$67 - $101

Cheapest option

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 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Swindon, Bus Station 66
  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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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Dorchester is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Dorchester is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h.

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

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

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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 Bournemouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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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 $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 Gloucester Green Bus Station to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

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