Cambridge to Oxford train

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Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Oxford

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cambridge to Oxford is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Greater Anglia
09:133h29
Cambridge North (CMB)
12:42Oxford station (OXF)
£421One-way
2 changes
Great Northern
09:092h33
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:42Oxford station (OXF)
£511One-way
2 changes
Greater Anglia
09:133h25
Cambridge North (CMB)
12:38Oxford station (OXF)
£831One-way
3 changes
Great Northern
08:092h34
Cambridge station (CBG)
10:43Oxford station (OXF)
£841One-way
2 changes
Great Northern
08:372h39
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:16Oxford station (OXF)
£841One-way
2 changes

Train timetableCambridge to Oxford

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Great Northern
08:092h34
Cambridge station (CBG)
10:43Oxford station (OXF)
2 changes
Great Northern
08:372h39
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:16Oxford station (OXF)
2 changes
Great Northern
09:092h33
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:42Oxford station (OXF)
2 changes
Greater Anglia
09:133h29
Cambridge North (CMB)
12:42Oxford station (OXF)
2 changes
Greater Anglia
09:133h25
Cambridge North (CMB)
12:38Oxford station (OXF)
3 changes

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Train times from Cambridge to Oxford

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 33 m

Average

2 h 56 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

106 km

To travel from Cambridge to Oxford you need to make at least 2 changes.

Fastest
Great Northern
09:092h33
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:42Oxford station (OXF)
£511One-way
2 changes
Great Northern
08:092h34
Cambridge station (CBG)
10:43Oxford station (OXF)
£841One-way
2 changes
Great Northern
08:372h39
Cambridge station (CBG)
11:16Oxford station (OXF)
£841One-way
2 changes
Greater Anglia
09:133h25
Cambridge North (CMB)
12:38Oxford station (OXF)
£831One-way
3 changes
Greater Anglia
09:133h29
Cambridge North (CMB)
12:42Oxford station (OXF)
£421One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Cambridge to Oxford

distanceDistance66 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£68 (€76)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia, Chiltern Railways, Tube or South Western Railway

Trains from Cambridge to Oxford cover the 66 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 28 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia, Chiltern Railways, Tube or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £68, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £19. Travellers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Oxford.

Train companies: Great Western Rail, Great Northern and Thameslink trains Cambridge to Oxford

Buy your official Great Western Rail, Great Northern and Thameslink train tickets between Cambridge and Oxford from £19 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

Great Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London Paddington to the West of England, South Wales and the Cotswolds. It also operates services from London Paddington to Oxford, Reading and Bristol. It offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and catering services. The most popular routes for Great Western Railway are London Paddington to Bristol, Reading and Oxford.

Cambridge to Oxford train information with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 28 min
  • Cheapest Price: £19

Trains from Cambridge to Oxford: Journey Details

There is no direct connection between these two cities, instead, passengers wanting to get trains from Cambridge to Oxford will need to use connecting routes, the quickest of which involves going into London and changing onto a First Great Western service.

Taking the Train from Cambridge

The first leg of this journey involves taking the fast train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross. This service runs four times an hour during weekdays with a reduced frequency at the weekend and late at night. Typical journey times into London are just over an hour. On arrival at Kings Cross, passengers will need to then get to Paddington; this can be done either on the 205 bus (which stops outside each terminus) or the Hammersmith & City Line of the tube.

Getting into Oxford by Train

Once at Paddington, the journey is continued aboard the First Great Western (GWR) train to Oxford. This is also a very reliable and frequent service with six trains an hour at peak times. This leg will take about an hour. In total, the combined journey will take just less than three hours. Each of the University towns is served by adequate public transport links and there are taxi ranks available at each of the four stations used by this journey.

FAQs: Cambridge to Oxford train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cambridge to Oxford easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cambridge to Oxford.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Oxford can start from as little as £19 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cambridge to Oxford is £68; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Cambridge to Oxford is 2 h 28 min   to travel the 66 mile long trip, with around there are 17 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cambridge to Oxford leaves at 06: 39. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cambridge to Oxford leaves at 23: 32.
There are 17 trains a day from Cambridge to Oxford which require at least one change with Great Western Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia, Chiltern Railways, Tube or South Western Railway. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Cambridge to Oxford train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia, Chiltern Railways, Tube or South Western Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Oxford from Cambridge to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 32.

When departing from Cambridge, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Cambridge, Cambridge North and Cambridge or Cambridge North. When arriving in Oxford, you can end your route in train stations like Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Oxford, Magdalen Road.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cambridge, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Oxford, located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Oxford from Cambridge is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 28 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Cambridge to Oxford by train is February.
You have options as you can travel from Cambridge to Oxford 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Cambridge and Oxford

Cambridge
Oxford
Cambridge is the most popular Cambridge railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cambridge for your journey to Oxford.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 8450507080
Public transport options for Cambridge
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement buses depart from the front of the station
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 8450507080
Public transport options for Cambridge North
Location for Rail Replacement Services: From bus stop on station forecourt.
Cambridge or Cambridge NorthAccessibility
Amenities at station
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