National Express run nine buses a day from Bath Spa to Oxford, but only one is direct this takes 2 hours and costs as little as 11 GBP for an economy return ticket booked in advance. The bus (Number NX302) leaves from Bath Spa bus station on Dorchester Street and arrives in Oxford at Gloucester Green bus station.
If you are arriving or departing from Oxford by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Gloucester Green, the central bus station. The 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.
If you do not take the direct bus it is still possible to make the journey but you need to make a connection at Heathrow airport and the journey takes longer (4 to 5 hours) and costs more (40 GBP).
It is easiest to get the train from Bath Spa to Oxford, trains run every 30 minutes from early in the morning to late at night. The journey requires one change at either Didcot Parkway or Reading Station and takes about 1 hour 10 minutes at a cost of about 15 GBP for an off-peak return. The train departs from Bath SPa on Dorchester Street, and arrives at Oxford train station.
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 train times and prices for trains between Oxford and Bath Spa click on the button below.
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 .
If you decide you would like to spend a little longer in Oxford to soak up the atmosphere and visit a few more attractions why not check out some of the Oxford Hotel Deals and see if anything takes your fancy?
Oxford Literary Festival
(Sun 16th Mar, 2014)
The Oxford Literary Festival offers a range of talks, discussions, debates, readings and lunches from authors and literary heroes. The main location is Christ Church college.
Blenheim Easter Egg Challenge
(Tue 22nd Apr, 2014)
Annual Easter Egg Challenge at Blenheim Palace, including face painting and family fun.
May Day Celebrations 6am
(Thu 01st May, 2014)
Spectators gather in their thousands to hear the choir of Magdalen College sing in the new May dawn from the top of their chapel tower.