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There are 259 intercity buses per day from London to Oxford. Traveling by bus from London to Oxford usually takes around one hour and 46 minutes, but the fastest Megabus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 8 minutes.
|Distance||51 mi (83 km)|
|Shortest duration||1h 8m|
|Trips per day||226|
|Most frequent service||Megabus|
How much is a bus ticket from London to Oxford?
Bus tickets for a trip from London to Oxford cost $15.69 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.
Monthly average prices
Prices as travel date approaches
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 24 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $0.91 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.
What bus companies travel from London to Oxford?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from London to Oxford that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Megabus usually offers more choice, with 227 scheduled trips per day.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|National Express||37||2h 48m||$25.55|
Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.
National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.
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The bus takes an average of one hour and 46 minutes to cover the 51 miles from London to Oxford. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 8 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Oxford at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from London to Oxford, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 259 scheduled buses that travel from London to Oxford every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 226 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Oxford; ticket prices start at $15.51.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
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Although Oxford is probably best known for its world-class university and the famous Bodleian library, there is much more to the city than just academia. On a sunny day, take a punt down the River Cherwell at the Cherwell Boathouse, but make sure to book in advance if you'd like a chauffeur.
If the weather is less favorable, visit the famous Oxford Covered Market, where you can wander through over 55 shops in the 18th-century building. Oxford is also home to several museums, including the famous Ashmolean Museum that has been around since 1683. The Ashmolean mainly showcases art and archaeology; however, if that's not your style, alternatives include the Museum of Natural History or the Museum of History and Science.
If you'd prefer to experience history first-hand, visit Oxford Castle, a building that has been in existence for over 1,000 years. Guided tours are available where you can hear stories of the castle's inhabitants and its fascinating history.
National Express and Megabus provide access to Oxford from London and other cities, while frequent train service is also available.
Where does the bus leave from in London?
Main departure station: Buckingham Palace Rd 156
Buses to Oxford leave from 14 stations in London.
All bus stations in London:
Buckingham Palace Rd 156
16 Old Quebec St
Victoria Coach Station
Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
London New Cross Gate
Elephant and Castle
Golders Green Bus Station
Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)
London Stratford Also for Westfield
London Marble Arch (Stop S)
Paddington Rail Station
Dean Gardens / Bedford Rd (Stop R)
Hanwell Broadway (Stop J)
Where does the bus arrive in Oxford?
Main arrival station: Gloucester Green Bus Station
Buses arrive in Oxford at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
All bus stations in Oxford:
Gloucester Green Bus Station
Thornhill Park and Ride
10 Sweet Green Cl
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