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There are 228 intercity buses per day from Oxford to London. Traveling by bus from Oxford to London usually takes around one hour and 59 minutes, but the fastest Megabus bus can make the trip in 16 minutes.
|Distance||51 mi (83 km)|
|Shortest duration||0h 16m|
|Trips per day||197|
|Most frequent service||Megabus|
How much is a bus ticket from Oxford to London?
The average price for a bus ticket to London is $17.29. This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.
Monthly average prices
What bus companies travel from Oxford to London?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Oxford to London that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Megabus usually offers more choice, with 230 scheduled trips per day.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|National Express||42||3h 3m||$29.04|
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Oxford to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Oxford to London?
The bus takes an average of one hour and 59 minutes to cover the 51 miles from Oxford to London. However, the fastest bus only takes 16 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.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to London 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Oxford?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Oxford to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus departures serve London each day?
There are 228 scheduled buses that travel from Oxford to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 197 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 Oxford, OXF to London; ticket prices start at $6.86.
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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.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Oxford?
Main departure station: Gloucester Green Bus Station
Buses to London leave from 3 stations in Oxford.
All bus stations in Oxford:
Gloucester Green Bus Station
Thornhill Park and Ride
10 Sweet Green Cl
Where does the bus arrive in London?
Main arrival station: 519 Oxford St
Buses arrive in London at 12 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
All bus stations in London:
519 Oxford St
Buckingham Palace Rd 156
Victoria Coach Station
Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)
London New Cross Gate
Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
Elephant and Castle
London Stratford Also for Westfield
Golders Green Bus Station
405 Mile End Rd
Bow Church Station
Eltham Road / Westhorne Avenue
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