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

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Train  •  4h 38m

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

$66 - $103

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Bus National Express  •  5h 50m

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

$13 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus via Salisbury, Friends Provident  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square to Swindon, Bus Station S6
  2. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Friends Provident X5
  3. Take the bus from Salisbury, Friends Provident to Blandford, Market Place 20

Drive  •  1h 56m

  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 bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 5h 50m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford station to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via Dorchester, South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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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 4h 38m and costs £50 - £80.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Oxford to Dorset, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Oxford to Dorset is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £50 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 5h 50m.

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

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

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  • Distance: 83.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Dorset via Winchester, Dorchester South, and Dorchester, South Station in around 4h 38m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Oxford to Dorset once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Train operators
Bus operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
National Express
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Friends Provident
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
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