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There are 5 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Oxford by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

$33 - $69

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Oxford 56.3 miles

$6 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Victoria Station Oxford Tube to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane Oxford Tube / ...

$17 - $28

Line 139 bus, bus  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the line 139 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Marylebone Road 139
  2. Take the bus from Marylebone Station to Oxford City Centre, St Aldates X90

$17 - $24

Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Oxford 57.2 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Oxford is to rideshare which costs £5 - £9 and takes 1h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Oxford is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Waterloo, County Hall and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane via Victoria Station Oxford Tube. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 4m.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Oxford is 52 miles. The road distance is 57.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs £25 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1h 36m to get from Waterloo Station to Oxford, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Oxford bus services, operated by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, arrive at Victoria Station Oxford Tube.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Oxford is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs £25 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £22 and takes 2h 4m.

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Waterloo Station to Oxford bus services, operated by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Oxford is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Waterloo Station to Oxford.

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  • Distance: 52.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 36m

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Oxford, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Waterloo Station to Oxford hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 56m. Alternatively, Stagecoach Oxfordshire operates a bus from Waterloo Station to Oxford every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 1h 38m. Oxford Bus Company also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Oxford
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Bus operators
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Victoria Station Oxford Tube to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Victoria to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Marylebone Station to Oxford City Centre, St Aldates
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Marylebone Road
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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