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

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Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Coventry
  2. Take the train from Coventry to Oxford

$88 - $134

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, High Street to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Aylesbury Bus Station) 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11) to Oxford City Centre, High Street (Stop L2) 280|Sapphire / ...

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

Line 724 bus, bus  •  2 h 20 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 (Stop J1) OXF|the airline

$20 - $26

Bus, train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, High Street to High Wycombe, High Street (Corporation Street) 103|Chiltern Hundreds / ...
  2. Take the train from High Wycombe to Oxford

$32 - $44

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Oxford 51.2 miles

$11 - $16

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

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

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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 (Stop J1) via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Oxford via Coventry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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

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The best way to get from Watford to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £65 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Watford to Oxford, including transfers.

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

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Watford to Oxford train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Watford Junction station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Oxford is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £65 - £110. Alternatively, you can line 724 bus and bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 37.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Watford to Oxford via Coventry in around 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Oxford via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to Coventry
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from High Wycombe to Oxford
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
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 (Stop J1)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from Watford, High Street to High Wycombe, High Street (Corporation Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Carousel Buses
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford, High Street to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Aylesbury Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11) to Oxford City Centre, High Street (Stop L2)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Red Rose Travel
Phone
01296 747 926
Website
redrosetravel.com
Bus from Watford, High Street to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Aylesbury Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
redrosetravel.com

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Watford to Oxford bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop J1) station.

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

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

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