Getting To Oxford From London
Logistics of traveling to Oxford by Bus or Rail
For a day trip to Oxford from London its a choice between cheap and frequent bus services operating a 24x7 service or taking the train from London's Paddington Station. Trains leave broadly every 30 minutes (60 minutes Sunday) and take approximately 60 minutes to perform the journey.
The alternative is by the Oxford Tube or Oxford Express coaches from Victoria Coach Station. Scheduled time by bus is 100 minutes, but clearly you are at the mercy of London's traffic. Frequencies are very high, every 10-15 minutes for much of the day and the service is 24 x 7.
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Oxford By Train
Oxford Station is is about ten minutes walk to the west of the city centre. It is on the line for express trains from London Paddington to Hereford via Worcester.
It also has local trains to Reading, Worcester and Bicester Town.
The station is operated by First Great Western, and is also used by Cross Country Trains running long distance trains from the south of England to the north through Oxford without visiting London.
For London, frequent trains run from London's Paddington via Reading station taking approximately 60 minutes to do the journey.
The Oxford Tube Bus Service From London Victoria
The most popular bus service between Oxford and London is the Oxford Tube bus service.
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The Oxford tube buses are large double decker buses that run a 24x7 service from London's Victoria Coach Station.
The buses also pickup at Marble Arch and Notting Hill Gate. In Oxford, the bus terminates at Gloucester Green Bus Station, 5 minutes walk west of the centre.
The buses also pick up and drop off in the High Street at Oxford.
The buses are air conditioned, have reclining seats and have washrooms on board.
The service is true 24x7, with hourly services in the very early hours and frequencies every 10-15 minutes much of the day.
Oxford From London's Heathrow & Gatwick Airports
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There are frequent buses linking Oxford with London's main airports at Heathrow and Gatwick. These are full size luxury buses with free WiFi.
The service is a true 24x7 operation. During the daytime hours its basically a bus every 30 minutes, with frequencies of every 2 hours during the early hours of the morning.
Every other bus continues on from Heathrow to Gatwick, making it an hourly service during the daytime.Oxford - Heathrow - Gatwick Buses