London to Oxford

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Trains from London to Oxford

Oxford is the destination for travellers who love to experience the unique character of a city and love gazing at awe-inspiring architecture all day. Travelling the short distance from London to Oxford (home of one of the most prestigious and picturesque universities in England) will leave you in a city filled with impressionable architecture in old churches and shops, to make you feel as if you've been transported back in time.

Travelling from London to Oxford will cross 83 miles (52 km) and will take around 44 minutes to reach. With 112 trains running daily along this service, travellers can easily make their way to this historic city for a weekend away or a day trip. Find tickets for as little as £5.67* with Rail Online to make the most of your travel budget.


Cheap train tickets from London to Oxford

Finding affordable tickets for your journey from London to Oxford is essential for travellers who want to make the most of their time while on holiday. Whether this means allocating more time and money towards unique experiences only Oxford can offer or spending more of your budget on stunning accommodation, cost-effective tickets will make your time away even more memorable. Learn the top tips from Rail Online to ensure you find the cheapest tickets no matter where you plan.

  • Get a Railcard: When you use a railcard and oyster card together, you can save up to 1/3 of the costs across eligible trips. This means you can travel around the UK at a lowered rate.
  • Book in advance: Booking in advance is always an assured way to find cheaper tickets; most train carriers will have tickets available 12 weeks before departure.
  • Travel off-peak: Travelling off-peak means a more peaceful journey and a cheaper fare as the ticket demand is lowered in off-peak periods.
  • Utilise GroupSave: If you're travelling with 3-9 people, you can save up to 34% on eligible trips with off-peak and super off-peak fares.

At Rail Online, we strive to ensure travellers find rail tickets that suit them and their budgets. With all the information you need to organise your trip in one convenient location (as well as your return trip home from Oxford to London), you can find current train timetables, train carrier information and more at Rail Online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information about your future trip from undefined? Our team at Rail Online have the answers to all your questions.

How long does the train from London to Oxford take?

The train from London to Oxford can reach its destination in as little as 44 minutes on selected direct trains, but f or journeys with connecting services, it can take up to 1 hour and 11 minutes. These journey times may vary depending on your date and time of travel.

How much does the train from London to Oxford cost?

Tickets from London to Oxford start from £5.67* but may vary depending on the seat option you choose, the departure t ime, and how far in advance you book your ticket.

What time does the first train from London to Oxford leave?

For early risers who want to get the most out of their day, trains depart from London as early as 04:05. This departu re time may change seasonally and on weekends and public holidays. There may also be earlier departures that involve a c onnection.

What's the distance between London to Oxford by train?

Travelling from London to Oxford you'll cover 52 miles (83 km) from start to finish.

Is there wifi available on trains from London to Oxford?

Yes, free wifi is available on most trains from London to Oxford Trains. Chiltern trains offer complimentary wifi abo ard all mainline trains, while all Great Western trains offer free wifi onboard all trains. If your train carrier has fr ee wifi onboard, you'll be indicated by a blue wifi logo visible on the doors as you walk on the train carriage.

What's the fastest journey time between London to Oxford by train?

The fastest journey from London to Oxford is as little as 44 minutes. This may change depending on your departure tim e, date of travel, and journey route.

Is there a direct train from London to Oxford?

There are around 112 trains that run along this service daily, giving travellers many options to suit their itinerary and needs. However, remember that these frequencies may change across weekend and holiday periods.

What time does the last train from London to Oxford leave?

For night owls that prefer to travel in off-peak hours, trains from London to Oxford will run until 00:32. This depar ture time may change seasonally and on weekends and public holidays. There may also be later departures that involve a c onnection.

What's the difference between 1st and 2nd classes?

Travellers on Great Western Trains will have the option to choose from standard and first-class seating options. Stan dard seats will include features such as family-sized tables, power sockets and general luggage storage. For First class tickets, travellers will enjoy comfier seats with more room and quieter coaches, as well as complimentary wifi, snacks and light refreshments. First-class travellers can also access first-class lounges in Cardiff and London Paddington stat ions.

How much cO2 will I save by taking this train journey?

Choosing to travel from London to Oxford by train (one of the cleanest transport methods) can save up to 8.3kg of cO2 when compared to driving.