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Train Information to Reading from Oxford

distanceDistance24 miles (38 km)
durationAverage train duration22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Oxford to Reading cover the 24 miles (38 km) long journey taking on average 22 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £5, but the average price of train tickets is £8. Travellers depart most frequently from Oxford and arrive in Reading.

Train companies

Crosscountry Railways Oxford – Reading

Buy your official Crosscountry Railways train tickets from Oxford to Reading from £5 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

Crosscountry Railways

Crosscountry Railways is one of the best options when travelling by train from Oxford to Reading. Omio quickly shows you current Crosscountry Railways train timetables for the Oxford - Reading route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Oxford to Reading is around 24 miles (38 km) and the cheapest Crosscountry Railways one-way ticket you can book starts at £5. As you check the latest Oxford to Reading train timetable from Crosscountry Railways for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Reading safely. If you search for Crosscountry Railways tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect Crosscountry Railways ticket from Oxford to Reading so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • 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.
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  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Oxford to Reading

There are about 156 trains from Oxford to Reading every day, leaving about every 10 minutes. Routes are operated by two companies, CrossCountry Trains and Great Western Railway. It is a direct route, taking from 22 minutes to 55 minutes, depending on how many stations are stopped at. The first train of the day leaves at 00:07 a.m, the last train leaves at 23:16 p.m.

What is the departure and arrival station for trains from Oxford to Reading?

Departure Station: Trains from Oxford to Reading depart from Oxford Station. The station is about 800 meters from the city centre, a 10-minute walk. The X3 bus, operated by the Oxford Bus Company, leaves from the station to the town centre.

Arrival Station: Trains from Oxford to Reading arrive at Reading Station. The station is in the town, a few meters walk from the town centre.

Travel Tips

Trains from Oxford to Reading
Travel by train to Reading 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 Reading.
What is the cost of cheap trains from Oxford to Reading?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Oxford and Reading for the next 7 days starting from £5  one way.
How much does the train from Oxford to Reading cost on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Oxford and Reading is £8  one way.
What is the distance between Oxford and Reading via train?
The Oxford to Reading train distance is approximately 24 miles (38 km).
How many hours does it take from Oxford to Reading by train?
While the time it takes to travel 24 miles (38 km) from Oxford to Reading can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Oxford to Reading is on average 22 min.
What is the departure train station in Oxford and arrival train station in Reading?

Some of the Oxford train stations to Reading you can start your journey from include Oxford, Oxford Parkway Station and Oxford, Magdalen Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Reading include Reading and Reading West.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Oxford   and arriving in Reading.

Where is the departure train station in Oxford located? Where is the arrival train station in Reading located?

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 Reading, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

What train providers go from Oxford to Reading?
When taking a train from Oxford to Reading, you can count on Great Western Railway or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Reading. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Oxford to Reading and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there between Oxford and Reading?
The average number of trains departing Oxford for Reading is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Oxford to Reading?
The earliest train departing from Oxford to Reading leaves at 07: 16. The last train departing from Oxford to Reading leaves at 09: 32. You can find the latest Oxford to Reading train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Oxford to Reading to get the best deals?
If you book Oxford to Reading train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £8. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Oxford and Reading. 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

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 Reading.