It is possible to get between Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon on a standard local bus. Stagecoach operate a regular service between Oxford and Chipping Norton and then you can get another bus from Chipping Norton to Stratford, click on their site for more details. For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Oxford see our guide to Oxford Bus Station.
There are direct trains from Stratford-Upon-Avon to Oxford and this is by far the easiest way to get between the two towns. Trains depart on a regular basis and the journey takes approximately 1.5 hours. Tickets cost from 8.50 GBP one way. To secure the best prices it is best to book online in advance rather than arrive at the station and get a ticket. It is also adviseable to check the price of 2 single tickets rather than a return as this is often cheaper. To check train times and prices use 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.