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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

£24 - £30

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Rideshare  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Oxford to London 56.3 miles

£5 - £10

3 alternative options

Train via London Marylebone  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone

£32 - £47

Bus  •  1h 58m

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

£13 - £18

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Oxford to London Paddington 53.5 miles

£8 - £12

Oxford to London by train

The train journey time between Oxford and London is around 54 min and covers a distance of around 63 miles. The fastest train normally takes 46 min. Operated by Great Western Railway, the Oxford to London train service departs from Oxford and arrives in London Paddington. Typically 280 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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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 Great Western Railway, 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, which costs £13 - £18 and takes 1h 58m.

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  • Distance: 51.6 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Oxford to London Paddington every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £24 - £30 and the journey takes 52 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach Oxfordshire operates a bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £13 - £18 and the journey takes 1h 58m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Other operators
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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blablacar.co.uk

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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 Great Western Railway, 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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