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How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

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How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

How do I get to Oxford from

Stratford by train?

Could u recommend hotels or BnB in Oxford ?

How do I get to Cambridge from

Oxford by train?

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1. Re: How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

…nationalrail.co.uk/service/…dep

To go to Cambridge from Oxford you need to go to London first - same website as above

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2. Re: How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

Stratford to Oxford by train: Take Chiltern Railways service to Banbury then Cross-Country or First Great Western train to Oxford. You may get a cheaper fare with an advance booking, but it is not necessary to book ahead.

www.nationalrail.co.uk

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Oxford to Cambridge - best way is the X5 coach (bus) as the rail route involves crossing London by Underground. Coaches run every 30 minutes, journey time is 3 hours and there is no need to book in advance, just pay the driver (cash - fare is currently £11.40).

http://www.stagecoachx5.com

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3. Re: How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

There is also a bus route Stratford to Oxford stagecoachbus.com/PdfUploads/…2050A.pdf

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4. Re: How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

"There is also a bus route Stratford to Oxford"

There isn't, except on Sundays, and except for one long distance coach a day operated by National Express, not Stagecoach (leaves Stratford 1600, arr Oxford 1710). The weekday service advertised by Stagecoach involves changing buses at Chipping Norton: it's a tight connection and the connecting bus won't wait if your bus is delayed by traffic (quite probable).

Trains are, by British standards, infrequent (every two hours, roughly), but the service via Banbury is about 80-90 minutes.

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5. Re: How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

There's also megabus from Oxford to Cambridge which (booked well ahead) can be as little as £1 single

Timings are the same as the X5 bus - it's just a way of booking ahead for the same service.

Even tomorrow there are some £3 fares on sale

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6. Re: How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

Thanks dzug - I didn't know there were advance fares on the X5. I presume these have to be booked via the Megabus.com website though as they don't appear on the X5 one.

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7. Re: How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

Answering my own question - yes you do book through the Megabus.com website. There is also a 50p booking fee on each transaction. Still £1.50 is a lot cheaper than £11.40 .....

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8. Re: How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

Er - flanneruk - all those details you mentioned about the Oxford /Stratford buses were on the link I posted - except this "service" does actually also run at the weekend! :-)

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9. Re: How to get to Oxford from Stratford upon Avon

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