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

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Train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central

$102 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Lincoln National Express

$21 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, High Street (Lincoln College Library) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11)
  2. Take the bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Stevenage Railway Station 301
  3. Take the train from Stevenage to Grantham
  4. Take the bus from Grantham, Bus Station to Central Bus Station

$41 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Lincoln 131.6 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Lincoln is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Lincoln is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford station to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green and arriving at Lincoln via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Lincoln Central via Birmingham New Street and Nottingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Lincoln is 107 miles. The road distance is 131.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Lincoln without a car is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs £75 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Oxford to Lincoln, including transfers.

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

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Oxford to Lincoln train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Lincoln is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs £75 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Lincoln.
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  • Distance: 106.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Lincoln via Birmingham New Street and Nottingham in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Lincoln via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station in around 5 h 40 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Stevenage to Grantham
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$19 - $29
1st Class
$35 - $55
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from Stevenage to Grantham
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Super Off-Peak Single
$40 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $65
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 Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Stevenage Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Lincolnshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Grantham, Bus Station to Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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