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Train Information between Oxford and Cambridge

distanceDistance66 miles (106 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£44 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway, Chiltern Railways, Great Northern or Thameslink

Trains from Oxford to Cambridge cover the 66 miles (106 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 28 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway, Chiltern Railways, Great Northern or Thameslink. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £44, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £37. Travellers depart most frequently from Oxford and arrive in Cambridge.

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Train between Oxford and Cambridge with Chiltern Railways

For as little as £37 you can travel by train between Oxford and Cambridge with Chiltern Railways. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train between Oxford and Cambridge: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Chiltern Railways tickets between Oxford and Cambridge are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with Chiltern Railways between Oxford and Cambridge all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Chiltern Railways train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 66 miles (106 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the Chiltern Railways train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Oxford to Cambridge routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Chiltern Railways Oxford to Cambridge train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Chiltern Railways train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Cambridge with Chiltern Railways!

    When you buy your Chiltern Railways train tickets between Oxford and Cambridge don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    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
    What is the price of the cheapest train between Oxford and Cambridge?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Cambridge from Oxford for as little as £37  in the next 7 days.
    What is the average price of train tickets between Oxford and Cambridge?
    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Oxford to Cambridge train price to come in at an average of £44  one way.
    What is the distance between Oxford and Cambridge via train?
    You should expect to travel around 66 miles (106 km)  from Oxford to Cambridge by train.
    How long is the train journey between Oxford and Cambridge?
    The train time from Oxford to Cambridge is on average 2 h 28 min  for the 66 miles (106 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Oxford to Cambridge by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    When travelling by train from Oxford to Cambridge, which train station in Oxford do I depart from and which train station in Cambridge do I arrive in?

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

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

    Where do I find the Oxford train station to Cambridge? Where is the Cambridge train station?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Oxford, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cambridge, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

    Which train providers can get me from Oxford to Cambridge?
    Take the Oxford to Cambridge train with Great Western Railway, Chiltern Railways, Great Northern or Thameslink. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Oxford to Cambridge as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many train services are there from Oxford to Cambridge a day?
    On average, there are 17 trains a day from Oxford to Cambridge. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Oxford to Cambridge?
    You can take the first train from Oxford to Cambridge at 07: 02   or take the last train from Oxford to Cambridge leaving at 10: 32. Look for the latest Oxford Cambridge train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
    How early should I book train tickets from Oxford to Cambridge to score the best deals?
    If you buy Oxford to Cambridge train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £44. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Oxford to Cambridge. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    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.