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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 59 min

$57 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. X90
  2. National Express

$32 - $53

2 alternative options

Train, line 205 bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. 205

$62 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. 110.2 miles

$23 - $35

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Essex via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Essex via Marylebone, York Street, London Baker Street Station, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 4 h 52 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Oxford to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Marylebone Station to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 Marylebone, York Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
National Express

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Oxford and Essex is 127 km. The road distance is 176 km.

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Essex is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Oxford to Essex is to drive which takes 1 h 55 min and costs £17 - £26.

No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Essex. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via London Baker Street Station, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Oxford to Essex, including transfers.