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Check your listener status output (in a command/dos box) , it should have the http endpoint port number and host bits for the apex URL. It should not be port 80 which is what you get when the port is not specified.
Given that output, apex URL would be http://<your hostname>:8080/apex
$ lsnrctl status ... ... Listeneing Endpoints... ... PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=<your hostname>)(PORT=8080))(Presentation=HTTP) ...
Should have done some RTFM. Actually I had missed post-install step as per the Database Install Guide Page 4-5. But even that does not take us across the finish line. I had to run the script provided in this thread (Always asking password for XDB user for Apex to be fully functional.