There are 3 ways to get from Oxford to Dorset by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 10 min

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

$71 - $105

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Bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 LHR|the airline
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to POOLE, Dorset National Express / ...

$35 - $45

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Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Dorset 111.2 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Dorset is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Dorset is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via Heathrow Airport London T5, Poole, Bus Station and Blandford St Mary, Tesco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 33 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Dorset is 84 miles. The road distance is 111.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Dorset without a car is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs £50 - £80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Oxford to Dorset, including transfers.

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Oxford to Dorset bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, depart from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Dorset is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs £50 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £35 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Dorset is 111 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Oxford to Dorset.

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  • Distance: 83.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Dorset via Bournemouth, Dorchester South, and Dorchester, South Station in around 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Dorset via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport London T5, POOLE, Dorset, Poole, Bus Station, and Blandford St Mary, Tesco in around 6 h 33 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
oxfordbus.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 Heathrow Airport London T5 to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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