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

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 via Didcot Parkway  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Didcot Parkway

$82 - $148

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  3 h 32 min

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

$69 - $120

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Oxford

$85 - $160

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Oxford 143.4 miles

$30 - $45

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Oxford, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Swansea to Oxford every 3 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Didcot Parkway
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Swansea to Oxford
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Train from Swansea to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Swansea and Oxford is 186 km. The road distance is 230 km.

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Oxford is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Swansea to Oxford is to drive which takes 2 h 32 min and costs £22 - £35.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Swansea and arriving at Oxford. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from Swansea to Oxford, including transfers.