National Express operate one direct bus and a number of indirect buses between Glasgow and Oxford each day. The only direct bus departs at 8.15 am and costs 48 GBP. Buses run from the Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow and take 9 hours to make the trip to Oxford. Apart from the direct bus, most buses require that you transfer at either Birmingham or Milton Keynes.A 33% discount on bus fares is available to those over 60 with the National Express Senior Coach Card, if you are aged between 16 and 26 a young persons coach card can also save you 33% on coach fares and there is also a family coachcard.
If you are time rich, but cash poor, you could consider taking Megabus to Oxford due to their very cheap fares. You could even save a nights accomodation by taking the overnight bus departing Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow at 23:00 arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 7:05 in the morning. You can then connect to Oxford on the frequent bus service from Victoria Coach station to Oxford, Gloucester Green see our London to Oxford section for details of this service.
The best way to get between Oxford and Glasgow is to take the train as it is the fastest and most comfortable but is often the most expensive. If you book in advance you can get the tickets for as little as 32 GBP for a single or 64 GBP for a return ticket. Strangely it is often cheaper to buy two single tickets than one return ticket. To check prices and times please click 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.