Banbury to Oxford by Bus 7 GBP (50 mins)

Bridge Street to Gloucester Green by Bus


National Express bus

There are three direct buses a day between Banbury and Oxford. Buses depart from Banbury Bus Station on Bridge Street and arrive at Gloucester Green Bus Station on George Street in the centre of Oxford. The cheapest economy return fare from Banbury to Oxford is 7 GBP and takes 40-50 minutes depending on the time of day. Oxford's bus station is a 5 minute walk from Oxford City Centre. For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Oxford see our guide to Oxford Bus Station.

To check bus times and prices of from Banbury to Oxford click the button below. Be warned they can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance:


Banbury to Oxford by Train from 4 GBP (30 minutes)


Oxford Railway station

The fastest way to get from Banbury to Oxford is via train but this is normally more expensive than the bus. From Banbury there are plenty of direct trains to Oxford. They depart every hour throughout the day and late into the night. Train tickets can be had for as little as 4 GBP each way if you book online in advance. To check prices and book online use the button below.

If you are arriving or departing from Oxford by train, you will be using Oxford Train station in Park End Street. Oxford Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains in Oxfordshire see our guide to Oxford Train Station.


It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return. To check prices and times for trains between Oxford and Banbury click on the button below.



Banbury to Oxford by Car 30 miles (40 minutes)


Car parking

If you are travelling to Oxford by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Oxford Park and Ride facilities (free parking) located North, South, East and West of the city centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to the Oxford Park and Ride. If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located within the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Oxford. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Oxford there are several places to pick up a car. See our guide to renting a car in Oxford .


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