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

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Train  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Basingstoke
  2. Take the train from Basingstoke to Oxford

$55 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco 29
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Swindon, Bus Station X5
  3. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square S6

$5 - $7

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Shaftesbury to Oxford 81.8 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Shaftesbury to Oxford is to bus which costs £4 - £5 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shaftesbury to Oxford is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shaftesbury to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row and Swindon, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

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The distance between Shaftesbury and Oxford is 66 miles. The road distance is 81.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Shaftesbury to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Shaftesbury to Oxford, including transfers.

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Shaftesbury to Oxford bus services, operated by Salisbury Reds, depart from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall station.

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The best way to get from Shaftesbury to Oxford is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £5 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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Shaftesbury to Oxford bus services, operated by Stagecoach West, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shaftesbury to Oxford is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Shaftesbury to Oxford.

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  • Distance: 66 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

What companies run services between Shaftesbury, Dorset, England and Oxford, England?

You can take a train from Shaftesbury to Oxford via Gillingham Station, Gillingham (Dorset), and Basingstoke in around 3 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shaftesbury to Oxford via Salisbury, Tesco, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, and Swindon, Bus Station in around 5 h 44 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West

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