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 in either Birmingham or Milton Keynes.
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?
(Sat 08th Jun, 2013)
Second largest triathlon in the UK
Blenheim Battle Proms Concert
(Sat 13th Jul, 2013)
Music event with military theme.
The Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport
(Sun 25th Aug, 2013)
This year all the vehicle shows will be held across the August Bank Holiday weekend creating the ultimate 'Festival of Transport'