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

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Train  •  1h 59m

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

Cheapest option

Line 258 bus, bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the line 258 bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to South Harrow Bus Station 258
  2. Take the bus from South Harrow to Heathrow Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, St Aldates Oxf

£14 - £18

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Marble Arch 757 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Marble Arch to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane Tube

£20 - £32

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Oxford 51.2 miles

£7 - £12

Watford to Oxford by train and subway

The journey time between Watford and Oxford is around 1h 56m and covers a distance of around 79 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 39m. Operated by London Overground, London Underground (Tube) and First Great Western Service, the Watford to Oxford service departs from Watford High Street and arrives in Oxford. Typically 247 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 56m
Fastest journey time:
1h 39m
Services per week:
247
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:16
Last service departs at:
23:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Watford to Oxford train and subway schedules

Departing Sunday, June 20, 2021

Watford → Oxford
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The cost-effective way to get from Watford to Oxford is to drive, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Oxford is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Watford, Market Street and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane via Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH and Marble Arch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Watford High Street and arriving at Oxford via Queen's Park station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 59m.

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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 1h 59m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 59m to get from Watford to Oxford, including transfers.

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Watford to Oxford bus services, operated by Green Line, depart from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH station.

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Watford to Oxford train services, operated by London Overground, depart from Watford High Street station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Oxford is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £35 and takes 3h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 37.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 59m

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 1h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Oxford via Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH and Marble Arch in around 3h 24m.

Train operators
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford High Street to Queens Park (London)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
First Great Western Service
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Green Line
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Marble Arch to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to South Harrow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from South Harrow to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London

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

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Watford to Oxford train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Oxford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Oxford is 51 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Watford to Oxford.

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