Getting from Stansted to Oxford is not as easy as it is from other London airports. Considering Stansted is one of the main budget airports it is surprising there is only one direct bus connection with a big student town like Oxford. There are no direct trains between Oxford and Stansted but you can take the Stansted Express train to London where you can catch another train for GBP 32-34.
The main provider of direct bus services to Oxford is National Express, who run eight direct buses a day from Stansted to Oxford. The bus journey between Stansted and Oxford takes approximately 3 hours and costs 29.50 GBP for a standard return, but fares as low as 7.50 each way are available on fun fare promotions. 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. As there are not many coaches making this connection they can get quite booked so it is advisable to book in advance online. To book in advance on the secure official website just use the form below:
If you are looking for the cheapest route between Oxford and Stansted Airport you could consider taking the MegaBus from Oxford to Cambridge or Oxford to London. Advanced fares on these routes are offered for as little as 1.50 GBP for a single. For connections from Cambridge to Stansted you would pay 7.15 GBP for a coach or 10.50 by train, a total single trip cost of 8.65 GBP one way.
If you go via London there are a number of options including Easybus, Terravision and National Express with fare from as little a 5.50 GBP, (see out getting to London section) a total trip cost of 7 GBP single. Both these routes are likely to take longer and might involve some walking between bus stops, so only choose this method if you are prepared for this!
There are no direct trains between Oxford and Stansted but you can take the Stansted Express train to London, then use the underground to get to London Paddington station where you can catch the train to Oxford for GBP 32-34.
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If you are travelling in a group you may find the most economic way to travel from Stansted Airport to Oxford is by private taxi. For example 4 people in a taxi costs from 110 GBP compared to around 120 GBP for a bus and an 8 person minivan taxi costs just 149 GBP. Click the button below to use our taxi calculator to get an estimate of cost for your group now:
If you have a very early flight from Stansted Airport or arrive late you may wish to spend a night at a hotel near the Airport.
If you are travelling in a group you may find it easiest and most cost effective to hire a car. This is particularly true if your flight is early in the morning or late at night when public transport does not run. To check car rental prices at Stansted click the link below: