National Express runs an hourly service to Gatwick airport from Brighton Pool Valley Bus Station where you can connect to a bus to Oxford. The journey between Brighton and Oxford takes between 3.5 and 4 hours depending on connections at Gatwick. An economy single ticket costs 34 GBP and a return costs 47 GBP.
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.
To get from Brighton to Oxford by train is more expensive than the bus. From Brighton Trafalgar street station there are plenty of trains to Oxford. They depart every 30 minutes throughout the day and late into the night. This is not a direct route and requires at least 2 changes, at either London Victoria or Reading, depending on the route you take. The journey takes approximately 3 hours and costs about 75 GBP return. The train departs from Brighton Trafalgar 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 prices and times for trains between Oxford and Brighton 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?
St Giles Fair at St Giles
(Wed 02nd Sep, 2015)
The fair comes to St Giles for two days, lots of stalls and fair ground rides.
Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
(Sat 12th Sep, 2015)
Horse riding event involving time trials, dressage and various other events with the spectacular back drop of Blenheim Palace.
Oxford Open Doors
(Mon 14th Sep, 2015)
Oxford opens its doors for free! Over 150 venues and events for visitors including colleges and museums.