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Edinburgh to Oxford train

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from £48.00 MORE 6h08m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Oxford
from £30.10 MORE 12h16m

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Oxford

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Oxford.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Cross Country Edinburgh Oxford

Travel information for your train journey

Edinburgh Oxford train

Route Edinburgh to Oxford

Edinburgh Oxford train map

Train duration 6h02m
Arrival city Oxford, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 301 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £48.00
Train operators for Edinburgh to Oxford Cross Country

The trains between Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Oxford (South East England) are run by Cross Country. The services on board will vary depending on the train company.

On average, the journey takes around 6h02m by train because of the 301 miles to go to Oxford from Edinburgh. The train duration will change depending if your train is direct or with changes.

We found tickets from £48.00 to travel in the next month. Fares will vary depending on the travel date as well as how long in advance you buy your ticket.

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Oxford:

Bus from Edinburgh to Oxford

Flights from Edinburgh to Oxford

Where to find cheap train tickets

Cross Country

Cross Country, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 357 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Edinburgh to Oxford are available starting from £58.

Departure and arrival for your train travel

A lot of trains travel day to day between Edinburgh to Oxford. They serve the following train stations: Edinburgh Waverley train station, Oxford train station

Edinburgh - Oxford: the best time to book cheap trains

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The cost for train tickets Edinburgh to Oxford tend to increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you purchase your ticket 1 month in advance, you can find tickets from £49 whereas if purchasing your seat 1 day in advance, you will need to pay a minimum of £94 for your trip. Thus, you will save 48% on the price of your train by purchasing your seat 1 month in advance instead of 1 day in advance.

The results are based on the cheapest fares found in the last 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Discount Edinburgh to Oxford train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to spend less for your Edinburgh Oxford train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you aim to save money after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Edinburgh to Oxford? Check with your calculator, considering:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average cost for a Edinburgh Oxford ticket (i.e.: £71.30)(1)

    Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Now divide that number by C. You will see the approximate number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£71.30 = 1.23. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done around 2 trips from Edinburgh to Oxford (one way journey).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Oxford train £71.30 £47.53 £23.77 1.24

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three main rail tickets types in UK, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types gives different prices and travel flexibility. But other tickets types exist such as Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for instance. Let's see the different types of train ticket from Edinburgh to Oxford below:

If you want to purchase the cheapest available ticket, Advance tickets are perfect for you. These tickets are released 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest reductions. The earlier you buy, the cheaper the train prices are! But you can't annul your advance train ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.

Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on many trains outside of peak travel times. Thanks to these tickets you make your journey at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a completely flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.

Anytime tickets is perfect for you, if you want a fully flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They allow the greatest flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not recommended if you want the cheapest type of ticket Edinburgh to Oxford.

Season tickets are ideal for you if you make the same route more than three or four times a week. In this case, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Oxford ?

If you're searching for cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Oxford, you may be in luck. Here we share with you some tips to get cheap train tickets.

When is the best time to book my ticket?

Getting your ticket in advance rather than leaving it until the day before will help you to spend less. Advance tickets usually go on sale 90 days before the date of departure. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by buying your ticket 3 months in advance. We advise you to purchase your ticket as soon as it is available.

When should I take my train?

The peak times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket Edinburgh to Oxford. Train fares are more expensive during this period so you will save money by travelling very early, mid day or late in the evening.

Are two singles cheaper than a return?

If you already know at what time you want to come back, we suggest you to verify the price of 2 single tickets as they may work out cheaper than a return. You need to get the exact train you purchased.

How does split ticketing work?

Splitting your ticket for your journey to Oxford is another money saving trick. It is entirely legal to split your ticket into multiple tickets covering the different stages of your journey, as long as the train you're using stops at the stations you've bought your tickets from.

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Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to Oxford

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Oxford by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Oxford. Your Edinburgh to Oxford train ticket is just few clicks away!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£36.30 08/08/2017 07:00 Cross Country 15 days ago
£57.90 01/07/2017 07:00 Cross Country 4 days ago
£57.90 01/07/2017 07:00 Cross Country 4 days ago
£57.90 10/07/2017 07:00 Cross Country 1 month ago
£57.90 01/07/2017 07:00 Cross Country 4 days ago
£57.90 10/07/2017 07:00 Cross Country 1 month ago
£57.90 01/07/2017 07:00 Cross Country 4 days ago

Best price found for Edinburgh to Oxford train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Things to do in Oxford

We have selected for you a list of 6 places that you can do in Oxford.

  • Oxford Castle
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • Radcliffe Camera
  • Christ Church
  • Modern Art Oxford
  • Museum of Oxford

As travel specialists, we understand that trying to organize a trip and gathering all the information regarding a specific destination can last for hours. We would like to help you by providing some things to do, whether you are visiting for a small break or for longer.

Every year, many travellers are visiting Oxford. If you would like visit one of the most touristic landmark of the city, you need to go to Oxford Castle. If you have the time, we will also suggest you to visit Christ Church or Oxford University Museum of Natural History to complete your trip.

Another interesting area that you may want to discover is Modern Art Oxford if you want to know more about the city.

Radcliffe Camera is also a point of interest that we will suggest you to visit if you have spare time during your stay.

Finally, if you're still looking to find out more about Oxford, Museum of Oxford can be the final step of your trip. While travellers may not consider it as the most interesting thing to do, it will enable you to get a complete view of the city and its history.

Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Oxford

You can book your Edinburgh to Oxford train ticket in three different ways:

  • Purchasing your train tickets online is simple and only takes a few clicks. Most rail companies enable to do it with their website.Tickets can be collected at the station within two hours after you purchased them using the fast ticket machine. Don't forget that you will need the card you paid with and your collection number.
  • Most rail operators as well as some rail ticket retailers will have telephone numbers in order to take your purchase over the phone.
  • While the mainline stations in the UK have a self-service ticket machine or a staffed ticket office to buy your train ticket, rural stations might not. Look at the opening hours as well as the available services before you travel.

By using our fast and simple search engine, you are be able to compare hundreds of train fares from all major train providers. Gopili aims to help you find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Oxford! Please note, train tickets Oxford to Edinburgh are also available for your return trip.