There are 7 ways to get from Oxford to Preston by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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  •  3 h 34 min

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

$106 - $168

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6 h

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

$19 - $25

5 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$22 - $29

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Preston 181.4 miles

$35 - $60

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  4 h 36 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

$139 - $375

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  4 h 33 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, train to Southend, fly  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston

$134 - $425

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Preston is to night bus which costs £15 - £19 and takes 6 h.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Oxford to Preston, including transfers.

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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 34 min.

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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 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Preston via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
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 - $50
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
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
$20 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
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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