London to Oxford train

Cheap train tickets from London to Oxford

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Cheapest

£13

Average

£28

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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09:35London Marylebone1h05 10:40Oxford
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£131One-way
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09:01London Marylebone1h14 10:15Oxford
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08:37London Marylebone1h15 09:52Oxford
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£131One-way
08:14London Marylebone1h05 09:19Oxford
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09:50London Paddington0h52 10:42Oxford
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£321One-way

Train schedule London to Oxford

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08:14London Marylebone1h05 09:19Oxford
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08:20London Paddington0h58 09:18Oxford
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08:28London Paddington0h57 09:25Oxford
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08:32London Paddington1h04 09:36Oxford
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08:37London Marylebone1h15 09:52Oxford
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08:50London Paddington0h53 09:43Oxford
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09:01London Marylebone1h14 10:15Oxford
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09:20London Paddington0h55 10:15Oxford
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09:35London Marylebone1h05 10:40Oxford
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09:37London Paddington1h01 10:38Oxford
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09:50London Paddington0h52 10:42Oxford
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10:03London Marylebone1h08 11:11Oxford
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Fastest train times from London to Oxford

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Fastest Journey

52 m

Average

1 h 2 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

83 km

Of the 12 trains that leave London for Oxford every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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09:50London Paddington0h52 10:42Oxford
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£321One-way
08:50London Paddington0h53 09:43Oxford
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09:20London Paddington0h55 10:15Oxford
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£411One-way
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Overview: Train from London to Oxford

distanceDistance51 miles
durationAverage train duration52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£23 (€26)
frequencyTrain frequency73 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 35 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSouth Western Railway, Great Western Railway, Cross Country, Chiltern Railways or First Great Western Service

Trains from London to Oxford cover the 51 miles long route taking on average 52 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway, Great Western Railway, Cross Country, Chiltern Railways or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 73 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £23, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £13. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Oxford.

Train companies: Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and South Western Railway trains London to Oxford

Travel from London to Oxford from £13 with Omio’s train partners Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and South Western Railway! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

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Looking to travel by train to Oxford from London? Omio can help you find that perfect route with Great Western Rail. Check Omio to see current Great Western Rail train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the London to Oxford train and book Great Western Rail tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train to Oxford from London, you can expect to travel 51 miles (82 km) one-way with Great Western Rail. If you search for trains to Oxford from London in the Omio app, you can check if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Great Western Rail, we do the work for you to get you safely to Oxford from London. Book that perfect London to Oxford train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Great Western Rail!

Train information from London to Oxford with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 54 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 32 a day

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from London to Oxford you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Are you making plans to travel from London to Oxford? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on London to Oxford trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 51 miles (82 km) between London and Oxford. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from London to Oxford, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train from London to Oxford, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

    Looking for trains from London to Oxford? South Western Railway is one of the best companies to travel with on the 51 miles (82 km) journey to Oxford from London. As an official travel partner of South Western Railway, Omio quickly shows you the latest South Western Railway train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Oxford routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable South Western Railway train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Oxford from London, you can quickly see if the South Western Railway ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your London - Oxford train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with South Western Railway!

      Trains from London to Oxford

      Trains from London to Oxford cover a distance of 51 miles (82 km). The journey takes around one hour with travel partners like Great Western Railway, Chiltern Railways or Cross Country. Generally, 23 trains operate daily. When making this trip, you will leave London Victoria Station and arrive in Oxford at one of two stations, either Oxford Station or Oxford Parkway station.

      London to Oxford Train Time: Daily Departures

      You will find trains running daily to Oxford from London. The first train departs at around 06:10, and the last train leaves at about 23:10. Approximately 17 trains leave between 06:00 and 09:00, leaving every 10min. After the rush of the morning commuters is over, you will find a London to Oxford train leaving London Victoria station every 30 min.

      How long is the journey by train from London to Oxford?

      When travelling by train to Oxford from London, you will travel a distance of 51 miles (82 km). It typically takes about an hour to complete the trip if you have booked a direct train ticket from London to Oxford. There are an average of 23 direct trains a day. You will find that there are trains that include one change over, which happens at Didcot Parkway station or Reading station.

      Trains from London to Oxford: friends walking in London. Source: Shutterstock

      What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Oxford?

      Departure train station: When travelling from London to Oxford, you will have the choice of several major London train stations as your departing station. However, the station that runs this route most frequently is Victoria Station. You will find that the public transport system running between the station and London city centre is extensive and reliable. You will have the option of taking the tube, which takes around 15 mins. You could also catch a bus, leaving every 10 mins. If you are travelling with luggage or on a tight schedule, you might prefer to catch a taxi. Keep in mind that if you are travelling during a high traffic time, you might need to leave yourself extra time in case of traffic jam delays.

      Arrival train station: When arriving at Oxford station or Oxford Parkway station, you will find both stations have easy access to the public transport available to take you to your next destination. If you opt to take a bus from Oxford Parkway station, you will cover a distance of 4.9 miles (8km) to reach the city centre. A bus makes the trip every 10min. From Oxford station to the city centre, you don’t need to take any form of transport, as it is just a short 10min walk away. If the weather is bad, or you have heavy luggage, you might prefer to catch a taxi. A taxi ride will be an easy way to make the trip.

      Which train companies travel from London to Oxford?

      Great Western Railway or Chiltern Railways are the two companies operating the train service along the route of London to Oxford. Generally, Great Western Railway company offers a route that allows for one change, meaning that this trip will take longer to complete than if you opt to travel with Chiltern Railways. Chiltern Railways offer direct train trips between London and Oxford. Even if you book a ticket with a changeover, your trip only increases by about 10 mins. You might want to compare ticket prices, times, onboard amenities, and trip duration between the different service providers to decide which company best supports your travel needs. If you are not sure which questions to ask to make travelling by train as pleasant as possible, be sure to have a look at the Omio Magazine online.

      Night trains London

      Unfortnatley, due to the short travel time for the trip from London to Oxford, there are no specifically designated night train services. You will find trains that run through the night for the trip, but not a dedicated night train service. Great Western Railway provides most of the later trains that run through the night.

      Great Western trains from London to Oxford

      The Great Western Trains company is one of the providers that offer train tickets from London to Oxford, including a changeover. The route includes a stop at either Didcot Parkway or Reading Station. The change over requires that change from one train to the other and allows you around 10min to make the change. They do also offer direct trips between London and Oxford. The duration of the trip is about one hour, and adding the change over stop increases your travel time slightly. You are looking at about 1h 15min travel time, when boarding a train that includes one change over along this route, with Great Western Railway.

      Chiltern trains from London to Oxford

      Chiltern Railways is one of the best options when booking trains from London to Oxford if you are on a tight schedule because they offer the fastest trains running on this route. The average travel time is 53min. The company is one of the providers that offer direct tickets only. Some of their trains can take a full one hour to make this trip, but you are only looking at a difference of a couple of minutes either way.

      Trains from London to Oxford : Sustainability travel

      When travelling by train, you can travel with peace of mind knowing that you have picked a mode of transport that supports a healthier planet the most. Compared to any other mode of transport, travelling by train is the greenest, most conscious way to travel. Train travel already reduces the amount of CO2 emissions, energy consumption, use of space, or noise levels, by up to 76% compared to other transport modes. Modern trains reduce the environmental footprint further still by improving on energy efficiency traction systems such as electrical braking, LED lighting, optimised ventilation systems, the reduction of atmospheric emissions, and use of clean, recyclable and natural materials.

      Train London to Oxford: Services on Board

      When travelling with Great Western Railway, you will have the option of upgrading to a first-class ticket, which allows you access to the first-class lounge. Here, you can enjoy a great meal made by their chefs. When thinking about luggage, remember that you are allowed one small case which you must keep under your seat, one medium-sized case that can fit in the overhead racks, and one larger bag which to store in the dedicated luggage area. You are welcome to bring your bike on the train, but you must make a reservation beforehand. You are allowed two dogs, cats, or other small domestic animals when travelling with Great Western Railway. All animals must be on a lead or in a rigid pet carrier.

      The company offers a passenger assist service for travellers who need assistance due to mobility issues or disabilities. You can book a trained member of staff to support a disabled traveller at any time. When travelling with Chiltern Railways, you will find only one class of tickets available, called standard class. Chiltern Railways’ luggage allowance is two pieces of larger luggage plus one small hand luggage item. You should be able to lift your luggage yourself. You can book assisted travel care for your trip up to six hours before your departure time. You can travel with a bike onboard, but remember to book it in early, as the company operates on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there is limited bike storage space. You will be allowed to travel with up to two small domestic animals when catching trains from London to Oxford.

      How to find cheap train tickets from London to Oxford?

      The most effective way to book train tickets from London to Oxford if you are travelling on a budget is to make sure you book in advance. Tickets become more expensive the closer to your departure date they are. You can book tickets for up to six months before you travel on Omio. Another fail-safe way to ensure you are getting the best price for your trains from London to Oxford is by being flexible with your travel dates. You will find that if you can move your date either forward or back by a day or two, you might move out of a high traffic period and into a less popular time and date to travel. Generally, booking trains with more stops will be cheaper than booking direct trains.

      Trains from London to Oxford: Radcliffe Square in Oxford. Source: Shutterstock

      To Oxford by train—travel tips

      It may be true that Oxford’s prestigious university is the city’s defining feature. Still, visitors will be just as impressed by the labyrinthine bookstores, excellent historic pubs and endless museums. One of the most popular museums in Oxford is the Pitt Rivers Museum. Walk its aisles and discover myriad treasures, victorian grandeur and Japanese war helmets. If the weather is nice, you can spend the day outdoors walking the Oxford botanic garden. One of the oldest of its kind in England, it is around 400 years old. Pop into a famous pub, The Perch; this thatched-roof village pub is right on the river bank and offers traditional pub grub and a vast selection of local and international beers on tap.

      • Ashmolean Museum
      • Isis River Farmhouse
      • Church of St Margaret of Antioch
      • Magdalen Bridge
      • Malmaison Oxford Castle

      Travel Tips: Trains from London to Oxford

      Travel by train 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 London to Oxford.
      FAQs
      You can find a cheap train from London to Oxford for some dates and times for as low as £13  one way in the next 7 days.
      If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Oxford train to cost on average £23  one way.
      You should expect to travel around 51 miles  from London to Oxford by train.
      While the time it takes to travel 51 miles between London and Oxford can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to Oxford is on average 52 min.

      Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Oxford   most frequently for this route.

      Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to this train station.

      Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Oxford and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the train station to the city centre in Oxford.

      For the best London to Oxford train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with South Western Railway, Great Western Railway, Cross Country, Chiltern Railways or First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from London to Oxford to compare what amenities they may offer.
      Yes, there are 35 direct trains per day from London to Oxford. You can look to travel with Great Western Railway  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
      The average number of trains departing London for Oxford is 73 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
      The earliest train for this trip departs from London at 04: 35. The last train leaves from London at 22: 33. Check Omio for the latest train times from London to Oxford and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
      The price of a one way train ticket from London to Oxford is on average £23 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Oxford from London available a few months in advance.

      Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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      The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip from London to Oxford.
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      Public transport options for London Victoria
      Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
      Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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      Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
      Public transport options for London Euston
      Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
      Overground lines: Watford DC
      Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
      Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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      Public transport options for London Kings Cross
      Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
      Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
      Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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      Public transport options for London Paddington
      Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
      Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
      Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
      Metro: Tube Lines.
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      Public transport options for London St Pancras International
      Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
      Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
      Bus lines: 326, 139
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      Public transport options for London Waterloo
      Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
      Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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      Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
      Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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      Public transport options for London Bridge
      Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
      Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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      Public transport options for Heathrow Airport T123
      Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
      Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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      Public transport options for London Marylebone
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
      Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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