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How to get from London to Oxford by coach

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London to Oxford is the most popular bus/coach route in the UK, provided by two different coach carriers.
The London to Oxford coach route offers a frequent coach service between London Victoria and Oxford Gloucester Green.

The most well-known carriers who offer their services on this route are Oxford Espress & Oxford Tube.
The Oxford Espress, belongs to the Oxford Bus Company. The coaches are normal single-deckers, whereas Stagecoach’s Oxford Tube service uses custom-made double-decker coaches. 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.

Route: Both operators start their services at Gloucester Green bus station in Oxford and terminate at Victoria 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, the coach stops at Shepherd’s Bush, Notting Hill Gate, Marble Arch before getting to Victoria.
The Oxford Espress’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.

Frequency: Both services run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From Monday to Saturday and they both run approx. every 10-15 minutes during the daytime and every 20 minutes in the early morning and late evening.

Fares: At the time of writing, the price for transport from Oxford to London (and vice versa) is comparable single fare costs £13 & £14, while a return costs £16. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. 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.

Online tickets: To purchase tickets online for the Oxford Espress service you can do it directly at the Europebus’s home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express’s website. National Express 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 There you are able to purchase tickets online.

Buy a ticket on the Megabus website, if you plan to travel with Oxford Tube
Buy a ticket on the National Express website, if you plan to travel with Oxford Espress

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