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

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Train  •  52 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington

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Rideshare  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Oxford to London 56.3 miles

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Bus via London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station Lhr / ...

Bus  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station Tube

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Oxford to London Paddington 53.5 miles
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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to London is to rideshare which costs £5 - £10 and takes 1h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Oxford to London is to train which takes 52 min and costs £24 - £30.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane and arriving at Victoria, Green Line Coach Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Oxford and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

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The distance between Oxford and London is 52 miles. The road distance is 53.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to London without a car is to train which takes 52 min and costs £24 - £30.

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The train from Oxford to London Paddington takes 52 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Oxford to London bus services, operated by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, depart from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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Oxford to London train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to London is to train which takes 52 min and costs £24 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus via London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station, which costs £14 - £50 and takes 1h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to London.
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  • Distance: 51.6 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from Oxford to London Paddington every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £24 - £30 and the journey takes 52 min. Alternatively, Oxford Bus Company operates a bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £10 - £15 and the journey takes 1h 34m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£24 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£40 - £55
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BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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blablacar.com
Rideshare from Oxford to London
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £10
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Oxford to London bus services, operated by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, arrive at Victoria, Green Line Coach Station.

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Oxford to London train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to London is 54 miles. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Oxford to London.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Oxford and London. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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