National Express run seven buses a day from Liverpool Coach station (Norton Street) to Oxford, but only two of them are direct. These take five and a half hours and costs as little as 28 GBP for an economy return ticket booked in advance. The bus (Number NX304) leaves from Liverpool bus station on Norton Street, and arrives in Oxford at Gloucester Green bus station.
There are other non direct routes that go through Birmingham and Milton Keynes but these can add another hour onto the journey time.
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.
The fastest way to get from Liverpool to Oxford is by train but this is normally more expensive than the bus. From Liverpool Lime Street train Station there are plenty of direct trains to Oxford. They depart every 30 minutes throughout the day and late into the night. The journey takes approximately 3 hours and costs approx 52 GBP for an off peak return. The train departs from Liverpool Lime 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 Liverpool 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 Town & Gown 10K
(Sun 15th May, 2016)
Voted as one of the best road races in the UK, the Oxford Town & Gown is a fast and unique course which allows you to pace the closed streets of Oxford city centre, passing historic buildings and ending in the beautiful University parks.
(Sat 04th Jun, 2016)
Second largest triathlon in the UK
Blenheim Battle Proms Concert
(Sat 16th Jul, 2016)
Music event with military theme.