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

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Train  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Oxford

$45 - $70

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Rideshare  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from Southampton to Oxford 66.7 miles

$9 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green National Express

$9 - $13

Drive  •  1h 10m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Oxford 66.6 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Oxford is to bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Oxford is to drive which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade station and arriving at Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Oxford. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 18m.

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The distance between Southampton and Oxford is 59 miles. The road distance is 66.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs £35 - £55.

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The train from Southampton Central to Oxford takes 1h 18m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Southampton to Oxford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Oxford is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £10 and takes 2h.

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  • Distance: 59.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 18m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Southampton to Oxford hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1h 18m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Oxford 3 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2h.

Train operators
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.

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+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Southampton to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Southampton to Oxford train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Oxford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Oxford is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1h 10m to drive from Southampton to Oxford.

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There are 530+ hotels available in Oxford. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Southampton and Oxford. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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