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Getting from Fulham to Oxford for a day trip

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Getting from Fulham to Oxford for a day trip

After everyone has advised me to not do the organised tour of Oxford, Windsor and Stonehenge my sister and I have decided we'll make our own way to Oxford for a day. Looking for the best (and cheapest of possible) way of getting there from Fulham.

Also wondering if there are some sort of guided tours available once we're at Oxford?

Thanks for all your help

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1. Re: Getting from Fulham to Oxford for a day trip

Dependent on where about you are staying in Fulham take the District line Tube or a bus to Victoria station


www.nationalexpress.com buses depart from Victoria Coach station to Oxford.


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2. Re: Getting from Fulham to Oxford for a day trip

Have a look at rail fares from London Paddington to Oxford at www.nationalrail.co.uk if you prefer to travel by rail.

The services from Victoria Coach Station are operated by Oxford Bus Company, with whom you may book directly: http://x90.oxfordbus.co.uk/ Consider as well www.oxfordtube.com for coach services from central London.

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3. Re: Getting from Fulham to Oxford for a day trip

I'm usually not a fan of hop on hop off tours, but found the one in Oxford quite good.


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4. Re: Getting from Fulham to Oxford for a day trip

National Express do not run from Victoria to Oxford - they just sell you (for a booking fee) seats on another company's services

Just buy on the day for the London Oxford coach services - same price, no booking fee and gives you flexibility.

You might do the trip cheaper on megabus - but only by committing yourselves to particular departures

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5. Re: Getting from Fulham to Oxford for a day trip

If you want to go by train, then the District Line from Fulham Broadway (destination Edgware Road) stops at Paddington, from where you can get a train to Oxford.

There are also frequent buses from Victoria Coach station, as has already been mentioned.

http://www.citysightseeingoxford.com/ is one of the hop on hop off bus companies serving Oxford, and you can pick it up from the railway or bus stations.

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6. Re: Getting from Fulham to Oxford for a day trip

I really wouldn't recommend the HOHO bus in Oxford for a day trip.

The prettiest places in the city don't allow any motor vehicles at all, and are within a very small area any able-bodied person can walk round. As a result, the bulk of the time on the HOHO bus is spent in bits buses can get to: a few nice-ish, but most the unlovely (and in some cases, plain hideous) 19th and 20th century extensions to the city's main university that aren't the reason most visitors have come for.

The HOHO does offer, from the top deck, views of some bits of a few older colleges you can't get any other way. But there are far better ways of spending your time.

Browse the Oxford Information site (visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/Oxford-Informa…) for downloadable maps and guides. Or - better yet - book one of their walking tours, which really do take you to the places you've come to see.

In conventional cities - like London - HOHO buses make a lot of sense for many people. Oxford, like Florence, just isn't built for them, and they thrive on tourists' unthinking assumption that what works in one place must work everywhere.

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