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There are 4 ways to get from Oxford to Salisbury by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Basingstoke
  2. Take the train from Basingstoke to Salisbury

£33 - £148

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Bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Ringwood National Express
  2. Take the bus from Ringwood, Meeting House Lane to Salisbury, New Canal X3

£10 - £14

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Bus via Swindon  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Faringdon, Market Place S6
  2. Take the bus from Faringdon, Market Place to Swindon, Bus Station S6
  3. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row X5

Drive  •  1h 15m

  1. Drive from Oxford to Salisbury 68.8 miles

£10 - £15

Oxford to Salisbury by train

The train journey time between Oxford and Salisbury is around 2h 4m and covers a distance of around 79 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 57m. Services are operated by CrossCountry, Great Western Railway and South Western Railway. Typically 67 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Oxford to Salisbury train schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Oxford to Salisbury is to bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 3h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Salisbury is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford station to Salisbury. However, there are services departing from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green and arriving at Salisbury, New Canal via Ringwood, Meeting House Lane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Salisbury. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Salisbury via Basingstoke. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 2m.

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The distance between Oxford and Salisbury is 53 miles. The road distance is 68.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Salisbury without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs £30 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2h 2m to get from Oxford to Salisbury, including transfers.

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Oxford to Salisbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green.

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

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The best way to get from Oxford to Salisbury is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs £30 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 3h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Salisbury.
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  • Distance: 52.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 2m

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Salisbury via Basingstoke in around 2h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Salisbury via Ringwood, Meeting House Lane in around 3h 25m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£17 - £21
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£17 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£29 - £40
Bus operators
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 Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Ringwood
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Ringwood, Meeting House Lane to Salisbury, New Canal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
More Bus
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Faringdon, Market Place
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West
Bus from Faringdon, Market Place to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach West
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Salisbury Reds

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Oxford to Salisbury bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Salisbury, New Canal station.

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Oxford to Salisbury train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Salisbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Salisbury is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1h 15m to drive from Oxford to Salisbury.

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