There are 5 ways to get from Swansea to Oxford by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Oxford

$98 - $201

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Bus via Gloucester, Market Parade  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Gloucester National Express
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester, Market Parade to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6) 853

$29 - $33

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 31 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) S6

$67 - $117

Bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) to Oxford City Centre, Police Station (Stop P2) X40|river rapids / ...

$31 - $35

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Oxford 143.4 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Oxford is to bus which costs £22 - £25 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Oxford is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6) via Gloucester, Market Parade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Oxford via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Oxford is 116 miles. The road distance is 143.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs £70 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Swansea to Oxford, including transfers.

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Swansea to Oxford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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Swansea to Oxford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Swansea station.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Oxford is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs £70 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £25 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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Swansea to Oxford bus services, operated by Swanbrook Coaches, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6) station.

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

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 116.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Swansea to Oxford via Reading in around 3 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Oxford via Gloucester and Gloucester, Market Parade in around 5 h 35 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $160
Train from Reading to Oxford
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Train from Swansea to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Swansea Bus Station to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Gloucester, Market Parade to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
Thames Travel
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) to Oxford City Centre, Police Station (Stop P2)
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
thames-travel.co.uk

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