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London to Oxford by direct coach

London to Oxford by X90 and Oxford Tube


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Coach services from London to Oxford are operated by two different coach carriers - Oxford Bus Company and Oxford Tube.
Oxford Bus Company (ex Oxford Espress) and Oxford Tube provide a direct intercity coach service between London and Oxford. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these two destinations.
Oxford Bus Company offers more than 50 direct services per day, equally with the Oxford Tube, this operator also offers more than 50 connections per day.

The London to Oxford coach route offers a frequent coach service between London Victoria and Oxford Gloucester Green.
The X90 service belongs to the Oxford Bus Company and cooperates with National Express. The coaches are normal single-deckers, whereas Stagecoach’s Oxford Tube service (like Megabus) uses custom-made double-decker coaches.


Oxford Tube direct link from London to Oxford

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Currently, both carriers offer their customers air-conditioned vehicles with free Wi-Fi, reclining seats and power sockets for laptops and mobile phones. Of course, the daily newspaper is also available for passengers.

The Oxford Bus Company’s X90 direct coach services operate between Oxford and London Victoria, with travel time about 100 minutes. Whether you’re shopping, sightseeing or visiting family and friends, with coaches leaving up to every 15 minutes from London and Oxford, you will never have to wait to get to where you want.

The Oxford Tube link - with coaches every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day you will never have to wait too long to get to Oxford or London in complete comfort.

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At the time of writing the prices for transport from Oxford to London (and vice versa) are comparable. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. Season tickets are also available. Early booking is highly recommended, because the bus/coach route from London to Oxford is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. Both carriers have separate websites, but you can make the purchase on the Megabus and National Express websites.

These are the cheapest transport options between Central London and Oxford.

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Timetables and fares...

London to Oxford by X90 (in co-operation with National Express)

Service number
X90
Days of operation Monday to Friday
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 00:30, 01:00, 01:30, 02:00, 02:30 then no coaches until 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 08:50, 09:10, 09:30, 09:50, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50, 11:10, 11:30 then every 15 mins until 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:20, 16:40, 17:00 then every 15 mins until 18:30, 18:50, 19:10, 19:30, 19:50, 20:10, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 24:00
Days of operation Saturdays
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 00:30, 01:00, 01:30, 02:00, 02:30 then no coaches until 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 08:50, 09:10, 09:30, 09:50, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50, 11:10, 11:30 then every 15 mins until 13:00, 13:20, 13:40, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:20, 16:40, 17:00 then every 15 mins until 19:00, 19:20, 19:40, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 24:00
Days of operation Sundays and Bank Holidays
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 00:30, 01:00, 01:30, 02:00, 02:30 then no coaches until 06:30, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 then every 15 mins until 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:20, 16:40, 17:00 then every 15 mins until 19:00, 19:20, 19:40, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 24:00

Oxford to London by X90 (in co-operation with National Express)

Service number
X90
Days of operation Monday to Friday
OXFORD,
Gloucester Green
Dep. 00:30 then no coaches until 04:30, 05:00, 05:20, 05:40, 06:00 then every 15 mins until 07:00, 07:20, 07:40, 08:00, 08:20, 08:40, 09:00, 09:20, 09:40, 10:00, 10:20, 10:40, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:20, 13:40, 14:00 then every 15 mins until 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 24:00
Days of operation Saturdays
OXFORD,
Gloucester Green
Dep. 00:30 then no coaches until 04:30, 05:00, 05:30, 06:00, 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:20, 08:40, 09:00 then every 15 mins until 11:00, 11:20, 11:40, 12:00, 12:30, 1300, 13:30, 14:00, 14:20, 14:40, 15:00 then every 15 mins until 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 24:00
Days of operation Sundays and Bank Holidays
OXFORD,
Gloucester Green
Dep. 00:30 then no coaches until 04:30, 05:00, 05:30, 06:00, 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:20, 09:40, 10:00 then every 15 mins until 12:00, 12:30, 1300, 13:30, 14:00, 14:20, 14:40, 15:00 then every 15 mins until 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall Gate 10
OXFORD, Gloucester Green, Bay 5

Prices for online tickets when purchased at nationalexpress.com

London to Oxford by NX90
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Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Oxford (Standard)
£15 £22 £15 £22 £8 £11.50 London to Oxford
Oxford to London (Standard)
£15 £22 £15 £22 £8 £11.50 Oxford to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

Timetables and fares...

London to Oxford by Oxford Tube (in co-operation with megabus.com)

Operator
Oxford Tube
Days of operation Monday to Friday
LONDON, Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road
Dep. 04:05, 05:05, 06:05, 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:20, 08:35, 08:50, 09:05, 09:20, 09:35, then every 12 - 15 mins until 21:35 then every 20 mins until 23:35, 00:05, 00:35, 01:05, 01:35, 02:05, 02:35, 03:05
Days of operation Saturdays
LONDON, Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Dep. 04:05, 05:05, 06:05, 07:05, 07:35, 08:05, 08:35, 08:50, 09:05, 09:20, 09:35, then every 10 - 15 mins until 21:35 then every 20 mins until 01:35, 02:05, 02:35, 03:05
Days of operation Sundays and Bank Holidays
LONDON, Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Dep. 04:05, 05:05, 06:05, 07:05, 07:35, 08:05, 08:35, 09:05 then every 15 - 20 mins until 16:48 then every 12 mins until 21:00, 21:15, 21:35, 21:55, 22:15, 22:35, 22:55, 23:15, 23:35, then every 30 mins until 02:05, 03:05

Oxford to London by Oxford Tube (in co-operation with megabus.com)

Operator Oxford Tube
Days of operation Monday to Friday
OXFORD,
Gloucester Green
Dep. 04:10, 04:40, 05:10, 05:25, 05:40, 06:00, 06:12, then every 12 mins until 07:36, 07:50 then every 15 mins until 17:50, then every 20 mins until 20:10, 20:40, 21:10, 21:40, 22:10, 22:40, 23:10, 23:40, 00:10, 00:40, 01:10 then every 60 mins until 03:10
Days of operation Saturdays
OXFORD,
Gloucester Green
Dep. 04:10, 05:10, 05:40, 06:10, 06:30, 06:50, 07:05, 07:20, 07:35, 07:48, 08:00 then every 10-15 mins until 19:50 then every 20 mins until 23:10, 23:40, 00:10, 00:40, 01:10 then every 60 mins until 03:10
Days of operation Sundays and Bank Holidays
OXFORD,
Gloucester Green
Dep. 04:10, 05:10, 05:40, 06:10, 06:40, 07:10, 07:30, 07:50, 08:07, 08:25, 08:40, 08:51, 09:05 then every 12-15 mins until 18:50 then every 20 mins until 21:10, 21:40, 22:10, 22:40, 23:10, 23:40, 00:10, 00:40, 01:10 then every 60 mins until 03:10

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road
OXFORD, Gloucester Green

Prices for online tickets when purchased at megabus.com

London to Oxford by Oxford Tube
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Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Oxford from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Oxford
Oxford to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Oxford to London

Printable timetables, frequency, travel times and fares for coach services between London and Oxford

Route Carrier Frequency Travel time Timetable Online prices Bookings
London to Oxford Oxford Bus Company 50 per day approx 1:45
stops & times £15 single, £22 return
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Oxford to London Oxford Bus Company 50 per day approx 1:45
stops & times £15 single, £22 return Book now
London to Oxford Oxford Tube
50 per day approx 1:45
stops & times from £1+50p one way Book now
Oxford to London Oxford Tube 50 per day approx 1:45
stops & times from £1+50p one way Book now

Bus and coach boarding points...

Both operators start their services at Gloucester Green bus station in Oxford and terminate at Victoria  Coach Station in London. Comparing one carrier to another, I can say that their routes are similar. However, if I have to be more precise the Oxford Tube tends to make more stops in general. In London this operator stops at Shepherd’s Bush, Notting Hill Gate, Marble Arch before getting to Victoria.
The Oxford Bus Company’s X90 goes via Queens Lane - City Centre, St Clements, Oxford Brookes University - Gipsy Lane, Headington Shops, Green Road Roundabout, Thornhill, direct to London’s Hillingdon, Baker Street, Marble Arch and Victoria Coach Station.

How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Oxford?

Online tickets: To purchase tickets online for the X90 service you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. National Express has allowed the carrier to sell tickets on its website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket.
If you want to buy tickets online for travel with Oxford Tube, you just have to visit  www.megabus.com There you are able to purchase tickets online.
Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Oxford are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

X90 - Two items of luggage per adult person travelling - which must be stowed in the luggage hold of the coach.
Only small hand luggage may be taken onboard the coach - which must be stowed in the overhead racks or under the passenger’s seat. For safety reasons luggage must not be placed in the aisle of the coach or on seats. The coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.

Oxford Tube - Luggage will only be carried if the passenger/owner is present on the journey. Only hand luggage may be brought onto the coach. All other items must be placed in the coach's hold. Drivers will offer assistance to lift your luggage onto the coach.

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Oxford. Trains & airlines services within the UK.

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Oxford or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website, while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website
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