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

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Train  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Harpenden

$53 - $77

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Bus via Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11)  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, High Street (Lincoln College Library) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11) 280|Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Leighton Buzzard, High Street (Bridge Street) to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) F70 / ...

$13 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford to Hemel Hempstead National Express / ...

$15 - $20

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Harpenden 62.9 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Harpenden is to bus which costs £9 - £15 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Harpenden is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Harpenden. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Harpenden, Old Cock Inn via Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes and St Albans, St Peter's Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Harpenden is 39 miles. The road distance is 62.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Harpenden without a car is to train which takes 1 h 52 min and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to get from Oxford to Harpenden, including transfers.

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Oxford to Harpenden bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Harpenden is to train which takes 1 h 52 min and costs £40 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £15 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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Oxford to Harpenden bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hemel Hempstead station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Harpenden is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Oxford to Harpenden.

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  • Distance: 38.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Harpenden via London Marylebone, Baker Street Underground Station, West Hampstead Underground Station, and West Hampstead Thameslink in around 1 h 52 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Oxford to Harpenden every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Harpenden
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Oxford to Hemel Hempstead
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, High Street (Lincoln College Library) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Leighton Buzzard, High Street (Bridge Street) to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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