The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Oxford will cost around £ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 33.
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1 h 1 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave London for Oxford every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 83 km distance in an average of 1 h 1 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 57 m .
The slowest train will take 1 h 8 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
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|Train Companies:||Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway|
For students heading to the historic university, as well as tourists or business travellers, daily direct trains from London to Oxford offer a fast and frequent travel service. Direct trains operate seven days a week from London Marylebone or Paddington stations to Oxford, with a choice of train companies. The trip takes just over one hour from central London, with departure times from early morning until late evening. Additional indirect connections with one change in transit increase the journey options.
Direct services from London Paddington to Oxford are provided by Great Western Railway (GWR) while Chiltern Railways operate direct trains from London Marylebone. Indirect journeys involve taking GWR departures from Paddington to Reading and changing to Cross Country Trains services for the onward journey to Oxford.
The fastest rail connections on the 60 mile trip north-west from London to Oxford are provided by some Great Western Railway services from London Paddington, taking 57 minutes to reach the university city. Chiltern Railways departures from Marylebone take from two to 20 minutes longer, while GWR indirect services from London Paddington via Reading take between 58 minutes and one hour and eight minutes.
On weekdays and Saturdays, there are roughly five direct services to Oxford every hour throughout the day and evening. Schedules begin with an early morning service from Marylebone and conclude with a late night service from Paddington. Sunday schedules are slightly less frequent, with a later departure time for the first train from London.
Departure train station: Passengers may depart from either London Paddington or London Marylebone. Paddington Station is situated west of central London, served by Underground trains on five lines and buses stopping close by on Praed Street. Marylebone Station is on the northern edge of the city centre, with its own Tube station and bus links on Marylebone Road. Both stations have coffee shops, supermarkets, newsagents and taxi ranks.
Arrival train station: The main rail station is on the western side of Oxford city centre, served by several city bus routes. Passenger facilities at the station include a cafe and snack bar, food supermarket and taxi rank.