Trains to Oxford

Known for the prestigious Oxford University, this beautiful town is home to many great minds. Only a short shot by train from London, with an almost equidistant time from Birmingham, the town has a lot to offer by way of history, culture and picturesque scenes of the past frozen in time.

Popular Routes to Oxford

The station is a short walk to the city centre and has the amenities to make your journey in and out comfortable. There is step-free access throughout, toilets with baby changing facilities as well as shops and food kiosks within the station for any last-minute essentials or a quick bite.


The most popular routes to and from Oxford operate from the following stations:  



Average Travel Time*



1 h 8 min



2 h 49 min



6 h 16 min



1 h 13 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Oxford

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Network Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 



Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Oxford

Oxford’s pedestrian-friendly streets make it easy to get around on foot, which is the best way to enjoy the town. Its buildings and monuments are a mix of every style of English architecture from early Medieval times, many of which house a number of museums worth exploring. Pitt Rivers Museum is one of many museums in the town possessing an impressive collection of curiosities from around the world, from Japanese Noh theatre masks to shrunken heads.

There are beautiful gardens and green spaces around the town to wander through and relax in. Christ Church Meadow is a historical two-mile walk with many of Oxford’s greats having walked the same path through the meadows and along the river banks.

You won’t find yourself short when looking for a place to eat in Oxford. Among its strong English heritage built within, the number of people coming from around the world to study and visit the town has broadened its culinary palette. From traditional country pubs and inns serving quintessential British fare, to lively restaurants that immerse you in its global cuisine, there is plenty for all to enjoy no matter the occasion or budget.

Explore and save 

Interested in exploring more of what Oxford and Oxfordshire has to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.

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Last updated:   11 October 2021