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Find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Oxford

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Edinburgh to Oxford by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Edinburgh to Oxford train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

Cheap train calendar from Edinburgh to Oxford

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Find the best prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Oxford

from £57.90 MORE 7h09m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Oxford
Coach
from £17.90 MORE 11h24m

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Oxford

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

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Virgin Trains Edinburgh Oxford
ScotRail Edinburgh Oxford
Cross Country Edinburgh Oxford

Proximity journey

Many trains run from Edinburgh to Oxford, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

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 £57.90
Train operators for Edinburgh to Oxford Virgin Trains, ScotRail, Cross Country

All trains from Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Oxford (South East England) are provided by Virgin Trains, ScotRail, Cross Country. The services on board can vary depending on the rail operator.

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 £57.90 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the travel date and how much time in advance you book your ticket.

And if you change?

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

Bus from Edinburgh to Oxford

Where to find cheap train tickets

Virgin Trains

Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found Virgin Trains tickets from £72 for your trip.

ScotRail

Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found ScotRail tickets from £123 for your trip.

Cross Country

Cross Country, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 979 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

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£95

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Oxford will increase as the date gets closer. If we look at our data, if you buy your seat 1 month in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £49 whereas when purchasing your seat 1 day in advance, you will need to spend at least £95 for your trip. Thus, you may save 48% on the price of your train by booking 1 month in advance as opposed to 1 day in advance.

The results are based on the cheapest prices found in the past 6 months when booking 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, the idea is to break even after several trips. But is it really relevant when travelling from Edinburgh to Oxford? Use your calculator, considering:

    A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

    B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average cost for a Edinburgh Oxford ticket (i.e.: £115.14)(1)

    Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. The result is the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£115.14 = 0.76. Your railcard will be worthwile after on average 1 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 £115.14 £76.76 £38.38 0.77

(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.

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Edinburgh to Oxford train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:

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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!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Oxford
£57.90 19/12/2017 07:00 Cross Country 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Oxford
£67.50 19/12/2017 17:31 Multiple companies 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Oxford
£91.50 19/12/2017 18:30 Multiple companies 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Oxford
£122.80 19/12/2017 10:00 Multiple companies 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Oxford
£122.80 19/12/2017 08:51 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Oxford
£122.80 19/12/2017 12:00 Multiple companies 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Oxford
£122.80 19/12/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Oxford
£122.80 19/12/2017 08:00 Multiple companies 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Oxford
£122.80 19/12/2017 14:52 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Oxford
£122.80 19/12/2017 09:00 Multiple companies 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
  • Christ Church
  • Radcliffe Camera
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • Modern Art Oxford
  • Museum of Oxford

As travel experts, we understand that organizing a trip and collecting all the information regarding a specific destination can take a lot of time. We would like to help you by recommending some points of interests, whether you are coming for a day or for longer.

Every year, many people are going to Oxford. If you would like discover one of the most essential place of the city, you have to visit Oxford Castle. If you have some time, we will also suggest you to visit Oxford University Museum of Natural History or Christ Church 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.