There are 5 ways to get from Oxford to Lincoln by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 9 min

$80 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. X5
  2. 230

$33 - $41

3 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  4 h 23 min

$104 - $158

Bus, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. 301

$41 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. 131.6 miles

$28 - $45

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Lincoln via Derby and Nottingham in around 4 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Lincoln via Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH), Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, Milton Keynes Coachway, and Leicester in around 6 h 52 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
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 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
Virgin Trains East Coast
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
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester 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 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 City Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Oxford and Lincoln is 171 km. The road distance is 211 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Lincoln Central via Derby and Nottingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 9 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Gloucester Green Bus Station and arriving at Lincoln via Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH), Milton Keynes Coachway and Leicester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 52 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Oxford to Lincoln, including transfers.