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There are 6 ways to get from Oxford to Preston by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 36 min

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

$106 - $167

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Bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$17 - $22

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Night bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the night bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$19 - $25

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Preston 181.4 miles

$35 - $60

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$100 - $232

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$140 - $376

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Preston is to bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 7 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Preston is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green station and arriving at Preston, Lancashire. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Preston. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Preston via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Preston is 152 miles. The road distance is 181.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Preston without a car is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs £80 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Oxford to Preston, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Oxford to Preston is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs £80 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 7 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Preston.
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  • Distance: 152.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Preston via Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Preston via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 7 h 36 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Oxford to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Oxford to Preston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Oxford to Preston train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Preston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Preston is 181 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Oxford to Preston.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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