How to Reach Oxford - The Easiest Way to Reach Oxford


  • By Air: Oxford city has an airport at Kidlington. However they do not run many national or international services. The airports at London and Birmingham are the main commercial airports for those coming in to Oxford. The Oxford tourism information suggests the Oxford Bus Company which runs frequent bus services between London Heathrow and Oxford AND between London Gatwick and Oxford. Birmingham airport is connected to Oxford via an hourly train service. It is an hour’s journey to Oxford from Birmingham train station.
  • By Train: First Great Western trains service the Oxford-London stretch frequently throughout the day and the journey is about an hour’s worth. The Great Western trains also provide connections to Worcester.  Oxford is also linked to Manchester, Southampton, Reading, and Warwick through train services.
  • By Car: Oxford is roughly a 60-90 minutes journey from London through the M40 motorway. The same route connects Oxford to Birmingham as well. Oxford road trip is famous with students.
  • By Bus: Oxford Tube, Oxford Bus Company, Megabus and X90 run bus services between London and Oxford. You will find frequent and convenient bus services with numerous stops.


  • By Bicycle:Oxford like many student cities around the world is very bike-friendly. You will find bicycle lanes on nearly every street in the city centre. You may carry your bicycle on to trains for free. Free parking spaces for bicycles are easily available. Oxford trip planner always suggests hiring a bike.
  • By Walking: This city was meant for walking. Most parts of town have pedestrian friendly walkways. Just remember to watch where you’re going. Stray clear of bicycle paths and do not be too distracted by the beautiful buildings. There are also several Oxford walking tours!
  • By Car: A car is probably not the best way to get around Oxford. Roads are jam-packed, parking is expensive and the narrow, one way roads don’t help either.  Oxford travel guide recommends not getting around by a car.
  • By Taxi: You can hail a taxi on the road, or book them on the phone or take on from taxi stands. You can book a ‘minicab’ by phone only at an agreed price or take a metered taxi.

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Modes of Transportation in Oxford

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Oxford. The most preferred mode of transport in Oxford is Car.

Average distance: 8.32 km Average time: 31.88 min

  • Car 31.25%
    Driving 38 min Overall average time for 18.38 kms 38 min
  • Walking 25%
    Walking 13.5 min Overall average time for 1.17 kms 13.5 min
  • Bike 25%
    Bike 14.75 min Overall average time for 4.32 kms 14.75 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 12.5%
    Bus 32.5 min Walking 13.5 min Waiting 10 min Overall average time for 7.24 kms 56 min

How to Reach Oxford from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Abingdon to Oxford 10.27 km 10 mins
Witney to Oxford 25.66 km 25 mins
Chipping norton to Oxford 37.93 km 37 mins
Newbury to Oxford 40.26 km 40 mins
Basingstoke to Oxford 57.5 km 57 mins
Rugby to Oxford 68.15 km 1 hour 8 mins
Wellingborough to Oxford 86.99 km 1 hour 26 mins
Hemel hempstead to Oxford 89.72 km 1 hour 29 mins
Hayes to Oxford 94.89 km 1 hour 34 mins
Southampton to Oxford 95.63 km 1 hour 35 mins
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