• Our partners include:

  • National Express
  • RailEurope
  • ThamesLink
  • Virgin Trains
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber

There are 5 ways to get from Watford 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  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Watford High Street to Queens Park (London)
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

$36 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, High Street to Aylesbury, Bus Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, High Street 280 - Sapphire / ...

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Line 724 bus, bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Watford, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station 724
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane OXF - the airline

$26 - $32

Line 500 bus, bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Watford, High Street to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hemel Hempstead to Oxford National Express / ...

$13 - $19

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Oxford 51.2 miles

$11 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Watford to Oxford is to bus which costs £5 - £8 and takes 3 h 21 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Watford to Oxford is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 57 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Watford, Town Hall and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

More details

The distance between Watford and Oxford is 38 miles. The road distance is 51.2 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Watford to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £27 - £60.

More details

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

More details

Watford to Oxford bus services, operated by Green Line, depart from Watford, Town Hall station.

More details

The best way to get from Watford to Oxford is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £27 - £60. Alternatively, you can line 724 bus and bus, which costs £20 - £25 and takes 2 h 34 min.

Mode details

Watford to Oxford bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Oxford is 51 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Watford to Oxford.

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from Watford to Oxford.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 37.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Watford to Oxford via Queens Park (London), Queen's Park station, Paddington station, and London Paddington in around 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Oxford via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2 h 34 min.

Train operators
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford High Street to Queens Park (London)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$3 - $6
Cash
$7 - $10
Oyster Card
$5 - $8
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Oxford
Ave. Duration
56 min
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
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford, High Street to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Watford, High Street to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Hemel Hempstead to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Red Rose Travel
Phone
01296 747 926
Website
redrosetravel.com
Bus from Watford, High Street to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
redrosetravel.com

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 527+ hotels available in Oxford. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

More details