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Cheap train tickets from Oxford to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Great Western Railway
09:322h28
Oxford station (OXF)
12:00Cambridge station (CBG)
£481One-way
2 changes
Great Western Railway
09:002h30
Oxford station (OXF)
11:30Cambridge station (CBG)
£591One-way
2 changes
Great Northern
08:162h44
Oxford station (OXF)
11:00Cambridge station (CBG)
£791One-way
3 changes

Train timetableOxford to Cambridge

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 18 June
Great Northern
08:162h44
Oxford station (OXF)
11:00Cambridge station (CBG)
3 changes
Great Western Railway
09:002h30
Oxford station (OXF)
11:30Cambridge station (CBG)
2 changes
Great Western Railway
09:322h28
Oxford station (OXF)
12:00Cambridge station (CBG)
2 changes

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Train times from Oxford to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 28 m

Average

2 h 34 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

106 km

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

Fastest
Great Western Railway
09:322h28
Oxford station (OXF)
12:00Cambridge station (CBG)
£481One-way
2 changes
Great Western Railway
09:002h30
Oxford station (OXF)
11:30Cambridge station (CBG)
£591One-way
2 changes
Great Northern
08:162h44
Oxford station (OXF)
11:00Cambridge station (CBG)
£781One-way
3 changes

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Overview: Train from Oxford to Cambridge

distanceDistance66 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£60 (€68)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia or Chiltern Railways

Trains from Oxford to Cambridge cover the 66 miles long route taking on average 2 h 28 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia or Chiltern Railways. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £19, but the average price of train tickets is £60. Travellers depart most frequently from Oxford and arrive in Cambridge.

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

Find the best trains between Oxford and Cambridge with Omio's travel partners Great Western Rail, Great Northern and Thameslink from £17. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Chiltern Railways is a train company based in the United Kingdom with trains to Cambridge from Oxford. It operates services from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, Banbury, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, and Stratford-upon-Avon. It also runs services from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. Chiltern Railways offers a range of train types, including InterCity 125, Class 165 and Class 168 trains. These trains are equipped with comfortable seating, air conditioning, power sockets, and free Wi-Fi. The company offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include a café bar, a shop, and a quiet coach. The most popular routes for Chiltern Railways are London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Oxford, and High Wycombe.

Oxford to Cambridge train information with Chiltern Railways:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 56 min
  • Cheapest Price: £71

Trains from Oxford to Cambridge: Journey Details

All Oxford to Cambridge trains involve at least two connections and have a total journey time of around 2.5 hours. Great Western Railways connect Oxford with London Paddington, with the onward journey being made on Great Northern Trains from London Kings Cross. Alternatively Cross Country and Great Western Railways operate a service with connections at Reading and London. Trains start in the early morning, with 2 to 4 departures an hour until around midnight.

 

Taking the Train from Oxford

Oxford to Cambridge trains depart from Oxford Station, which is immediately to the West of the city and just South of the Jericho district. Oxford's colleges and other attractions are within easy walk of the station. The Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach operate frequent local services from hubs at Oxford Station, St Giles and St Aldates. Taxis are available at the station.

Getting into Cambridge by Train

Cambridge is an attractive and historic university town, sitting on the River Cam and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Visitors can tour university colleges and buildings, such as the Gothic King's College, with its stunning Chapel, and Trinity College. The city's Fitzwilliam Museum is renowned for its collections of antiquities and art. Historic Cambridge is compact and easily explored on foot, with cars actively discouraged. Oxford to Cambridge trains arrive at Cambridge Station. This is located just under 2 km from the city centre, with Stagecoach providing frequent shuttle bus services between the two locations. Stagecoach also operates local buses around the town and to surrounding villages and attractions, such as the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Taxis are available at the station and there are several weekend night bus routes in Cambridge.

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FAQs: Oxford to Cambridge train

FAQs: Travel by train from Oxford to Cambridge 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 Oxford to Cambridge.
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Cheap train tickets from Oxford to Cambridge can start from as little as £19 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Oxford to Cambridge is £60; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Oxford to Cambridge is on average 2 h 28 min   for the 66 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Oxford and Cambridge by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Oxford to Cambridge leaves at 05: 31. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Oxford to Cambridge leaves at 22: 23.
There are 25 trains a day from Oxford to Cambridge which require at least one change with Great Western Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia or Chiltern Railways. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Oxford to Cambridge, you can count on Great Western Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, Abellio Greater Anglia or Chiltern Railways for the best way to get you to Cambridge. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Cambridge from Oxford and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 23.

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

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

A trip to Cambridge from Oxford 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 Oxford to Cambridge by train is January.
You have options as you can travel between Oxford and Cambridge 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Oxford and Cambridge

Oxford
Cambridge
Oxford is the most popular Oxford 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 Oxford for your journey to Cambridge.
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transport options for Oxford
Location for Rail Replacement Services: From station forecourt in front of station
Oxford ParkwayWifiParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Oxford Parkway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement buses depart from the front of the station or from the Park & Ride bus stop.
Oxford, Magdalen Road
Oxford, Westgate
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