Oxford to London train

Cheap train tickets from Oxford to London

Showing times and prices for 15 Aug

Cheapest

£16

Average

£34

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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08:40Oxford1h19 09:59London Marylebone
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£161One-way
08:02Oxford1h34 09:36London Marylebone
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£281One-way
08:24Oxford1h16 09:40London Marylebone
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£281One-way
09:02Oxford0h50 09:52London Paddington
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£431One-way
08:49Oxford0h49 09:38London Paddington
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£431One-way

Train schedule Oxford to London

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08:02Oxford1h34 09:36London Marylebone
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08:16Oxford1h08 09:24London Paddington
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08:49Oxford0h49 09:38London Paddington
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Fastest train times from Oxford to London

Showing times and prices for 15 Aug

Fastest Journey

49 m

Average

1 h 9 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

83 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Oxford for London every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:49Oxford0h49 09:38London Paddington
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£431One-way
09:02Oxford0h50 09:52London Paddington
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£431One-way
08:16Oxford1h08 09:24London Paddington
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£431One-way
08:24Oxford1h16 09:40London Marylebone
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£281One-way
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£161One-way

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Overview: Train from Oxford to London

distanceDistance51 miles
durationAverage train duration49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£23 (€26)
frequencyTrain frequency72 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 33 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service

Trains from Oxford to London cover the 51 miles long journey taking on average 49 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 72 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £23, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Oxford and arrive in London Victoria.

Train providers: Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways trains Oxford to London

For as little as £16 you can travel by train from Oxford to London with Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Chiltern Railways
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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 to London from Oxford: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Find the perfect Chiltern Railways train to London from Oxford for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Chiltern Railways train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to London from Oxford. You can also check relevant travel information for the Chiltern Railways train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Chiltern Railways train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 51 miles (82 km) on this trip and your Chiltern Railways Oxford to London train ticket can cost as little as £16 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Chiltern Railways tickets from Oxford to London in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Chiltern Railways train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

  • Average Price: £16

Save time and money by searching for and booking your Great Western Rail train between Oxford and London online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Great Western Rail train to London from Oxford, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Great Western Rail train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 51 miles (82 km) trip between Oxford and London as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Oxford and London, you can check straight away 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. Buy your official Great Western Rail Oxford to London train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

Oxford to London train information with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 55 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 31 a day

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

Looking for trains to London from Oxford? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 51 miles (82 km) trip between Oxford and London. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry 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 Oxford to London routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Oxford to London, 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’re ready, book your Oxford - London train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry from Oxford to London train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 24 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 14 a day

Trains from Oxford to London

Oxford and London have roughly 51 miles (82 km) between them. As you traverse the stretch between these cities, trains will provide you with a low-cost yet fast travel means. The Oxford-London route is usually busy, with 89 to 103 trains servicing it daily. On weekends, the number of daily departures dips to roughly 80. Most of the trains are direct, and you can sit back and enjoy a relaxed trip. However, some journeys will require you to switch once, at Reading. An Oxford to London train takes about 50min to arrive; however, your journey’s duration may lengthen to almost 2h 30min if you board one of the indirect trains.

Oxford to London Train Time: Daily Departures

Weekly trains for the rail route from Oxford to London amount to nearly 670 trains. Trains start travelling from around midnight. Over one hour, three to six trains can leave Oxford for London, at a frequency of one train every 10-20min. The last train to London from Oxford starts transiting around 23:00. The weekend’s earliest departure also leaves around 00:00, with the last train of the day having an exit time about 22:30.

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

Direct trains from Oxford to London have the shortest durations. If you board them, you can get to Oxford after about 50min. If you prefer taking a cheaper train with one changeover, your travel time from Oxford to London can be roughly as much as 2h 30min.

sunset over the highstreet in Oxford. Source: Shutterstock

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

Departure train station:The starting point of any train from Oxford to London is Oxford Railway Station. You can find the terminal in the western part of the city centre, approximately 0.6 miles (0.9 km) away. If you’re in Oxford’s downtown area, there are several ways to access the terminal. Companies like Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, Oxford Bus Company, Arriva in Beds & Bucks and Oxford Bus Company operate affordable buses that can get you to Oxford Railway Station in about 5-10min. Taxis, which take roughly the same duration, are also available. If possible, you can walk to Oxford Railway Station from the city centre in around 10min. You can use facilities like toilets, with baby-changing rooms, for free at the departure terminal. There is also free Wi-Fi, cashpoints, shops, a station buffet, postbox and an information desk. Disabled travellers may find it easy to access Oxford Railway Station, owing to step-free access pathways and assistance from staff.

Arrival train station: London Paddington and London Marylebone are the primary receivers of trains from Oxford to London. Most trains dock at London Paddington, which operates nearly 4 miles (6.5 km) from downtown London. After getting off the train, you can hop on the buses run by Transport for London and reach London city centre in about 30min. If you board a Chiltern Railways train, you may arrive at London Marylebone Station. About 3.7 miles (6 km) separates this railway terminal from central London. There are buses offered by Transport for London, which can get you to London’s downtown area in 20-30min. The two arrival terminals supply passengers with toilets, cashpoints, public Wi-Fi, payphones, postboxes and luggage storage services. If one has impaired mobility, they can ask for assistance from the staff at the stations.

Which train companies travel from Oxford to London?

Trains from Oxford to London are available through Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry and Great Western Railway. While CrossCountry and Great Western Railway operates intercity trains with speeds of up to 125 mph (200 km/h), the cheap Chiltern Railways trains have an average speed of almost 100 mph (160 km/h).

Night trains Oxford

The Oxford-London route is usually busy at night, with about 20 trains. The earliest night train departs from Oxford at roughly 19:00. If you are still in Oxford late, you can board the last train a few minutes after 23:00 and arrive in London at approximately 01:00. Note that you can board three more trains before daybreak. These comprise two midnight trains and another with an exit time around 04:00.

Great Western Railway trains from Oxford to London

Almost 55 daily Oxford to London trains are under Great Western Railway. Some trains allow no changeovers, while a few switch once, at Reading. During a trip offered by Great Western Railway, you can spend roughly between 50min and 2h 30min travelling.

Chiltern Railways trains from Oxford to London

Chiltern Railways furnishes the Oxford-London route with approximately 30 daily trains. You may find the trains by this company to be relatively affordable compared to the other providers. All trains are direct and make a final halt at London Marylebone Station. Before reaching here, they require about 1h 30min to travel from Oxford.

CrossCountry trains from Oxford to London

CrossCountry trains are suitable for travellers who wish to connect Oxford and London in approximately 1 hour. The company offers about two trains every day. Usually, one leaves in the morning, while the other exits in the evening hours. Both departures are indirect and require one transfer, at Reading.

Trains from Oxford to London: Sustainability travel

The three providers of Oxford-London trains present passengers with a sustainable travel means. CrossCountry works with environmental preservation organisations to set objectives that lead to greener transit means. Chiltern Railways follows a similar path, and, in recognition of its fruit-bearing efforts, the company received the Sustainable Development Award, while Great Western Railway launched Express and Electrostar locomotives, which are set to cut noise pollution and carbon emissions.

Train Oxford to London: Services on Board

Depending on your budget and travel requirements, you can board either the Standard or First Class sectors of the affordable trains from Oxford to London. However, Chiltern Railways only offers the Standard class. The Standard cabin offers accommodating chairs suitable for long trips. There are power points and Wi-Fi; however, if aboard CrossCountry’s Standard section, internet access is paid. First Class cabins on Great Western Railway and CrossCountry feature free Wi-Fi and comfy, laid-back seats. There are also medium-sized tables where you can place a phone, laptop or read our online travel magazine. You can order drinks and light dishes on board if you need some food. Some of the items that you don’t have to pay for during your Oxford to London trip include two or fewer pets, up to two bags and a folding bike (you may bring only a single suitcase on board CrossCountry). All train providers highly consider accessibility on their trains and assist when required.

How to find cheap train tickets from Oxford to London

Buying tickets seven days before the departure date is amongst the easiest ways to get cheap trains from Oxford to London. Also, you can save on transport costs by travelling on slower trains. You may spend nearly 30min more compared to the faster trips, but your travel expenses can reduce considerably. Finally, ticket prices are lower when you avoid travelling during rush hours. Off-peak times regularly feature low-priced trips.

couple on the Tower bridge in London. Source: Shutterstock

To London by train—travel tips

You are welcome to explore myriad attractions that make London amongst the most attractive urban centres to tour. Kick off your outing with the ancient side of the city, at structures like the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and the nearby Westminster Abbey. You can alternate touring these antiques with visits to modern attractions like the London Eye, which gives you a 360-degree view of the city. Better yet, you can consider going up to The Shard’s 95th floor and observing London’s skyline. Using the hop-on, hop-off buses, you enjoy a more intuitive tour of London. While at it, be sure to enjoy a cruise along the River Thames that incorporates watching the soothing London sunset. Before waving London goodbye, tour some of its museums, such as the British Museum and the Natural History Museum. Also, you may find it fun to check out some London shopping spots, like:

  • Camden Market
  • Maltby Street Market
  • Borough Market
  • Brick Lane Market
  • Old Spitalfields Market
  • Portobello Road

Travel Tips: Trains from Oxford to London

Travel by train to London 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 London.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Oxford and London for as low as £16  for the next 7 days.
The Oxford to London train ticket price is on average £23  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
You should expect to travel around 51 miles  to London from Oxford by train.
On average the Oxford to London train time is 49 min  covering the 51 miles long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Oxford   and arrive in London Victoria.

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 London Victoria, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

If you're looking for trains from Oxford to London, you can rely on Cross Country, Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Oxford to London route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 33 direct trains per day from Oxford to London. You can look to travel with Chiltern Railways or 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 route.
The average number of trains departing Oxford for London is 72 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Oxford to London train departs at 06: 50   and the last train from Oxford to London leaves at 23: 11. Check out the most up-to-date Oxford to London train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
If you buy Oxford to London train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £23. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to London from Oxford. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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The major railway station for departures from Oxford is Oxford. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Oxford for your trip from Oxford to London.
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