There are 3 ways to get from Oxford to Wales by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to Cardiff Central

$56 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Bus Station 66
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Cardiff Central

$41 - $77

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Cardiff 105.7 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Wales is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Wales is to drive which takes 1 h 55 min and costs £17 - £25.

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The distance between Oxford and Wales is 180 km. The road distance is 169 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Oxford to Wales, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Wales. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Cardiff Central via Didcot Parkway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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What companies run services between Oxford, England and Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Oxford to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Didcot Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $45
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $90
Train from Swindon to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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