There are 6 ways to get from Oxford to Nottingham 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  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Derby

$63 - $131

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford to NOTTINGHAM, Station Street National Express

$14 - $19

4 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  2 h 43 min

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

$87 - $135

Bus Megabus UK  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Loughborough, Holywell Way (489 New Ashby Road) M34
  2. Take the bus from Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate) to Nottingham, Beastmarket Hill (2nd stop) 1|Navy Line

$31 - $43

Bus via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to NOTTINGHAM, Station Street National Express

$27 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Nottingham 103.6 miles

$22 - $35

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Oxford to Nottingham every 2 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Oxford to Nottingham twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 5 h 10 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 - $60
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
$29 - $45
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Oxford to NOTTINGHAM, Station Street
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to NOTTINGHAM, Station Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Loughborough, Holywell Way (489 New Ashby Road)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Nottingham City Transport
Phone
+44 115 950 6070
Email
travelcentre@nctx.co.uk
Website
nctx.co.uk
Bus from Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate) to Nottingham, Beastmarket Hill (2nd stop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
nctx.co.uk
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Oxford and Nottingham is 134 km. The road distance is 166 km.

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Nottingham is to bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 5 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Oxford to Nottingham is to drive which takes 1 h 48 min and costs £16 - £24.

No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Nottingham. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Nottingham via Derby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oxford and arriving at NOTTINGHAM, Station Street. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Oxford to Nottingham, including transfers.