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Logistics of planning daytrips from London

Nov 3rd, 2009, 05:59 PM
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If you're still trying to decide abouut a day trip to Oxford, you might look at my trip report http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-day-trips.cfm
(You can just look at the Day 5 info if you want to just see about Oxford) We took a bus from Marble Arch, got off at a Park and Ride, found Lewis's house and grave, walked back to highway and caught a local bus into town, "did" Oxford all day (including Addison's Walk, Magdalen College, and the Eagle and the Child), and caught the OxfordEspress back to London. It was about the best day of the whole 2 weeks! I've been to Bath also and would never short change either of them by trying to combine. While we were in London for 2 weeks we took 5 day trips, 4 via train (and we had the FlexPass mentioned above and loved it because of its flexibility of times and days)--to Oxford was our one only-bus trip and it was a fine way to get there. The bus to Oxford lets you off nearer the center of town (unless you get off like we did at a Park and Ride) than the train, according to some on this forum and to the maps as I read them.
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Nov 4th, 2009, 06:38 AM
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The bus to Oxford lets you off nearer the center of town (unless you get off like we did at a Park and Ride) than the train, according to some on this forum and to the maps as I read them>

well not that much - the Oxford train station is about a 5-minute walk from the bus station - and for tourists the double-decker tour buses that circulate around Oggsford and which you can get on and off of at will on one day ticket (and get sightseeing commentary en route) these buses also serve the train station. The bus to Oxford is cheaper than the train and seems fairly quick yet i always prefer trains as you can get up and walk around - get a coffee to tea from the buffet car - easily reach the WCs, etc. And trains are often quicker or at least do not get snarled in London's horrendous IME traffic - having driven all over London on business for years i can attest to that.
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