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London to Oxford train

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Cheap train calendar from London to Oxford

Find cheapest tickets to travel from London to Oxford by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.

Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 6 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Find the best prices for train tickets London to Oxford

from £5.40 MORE 1h06m
Other modes of transport available to travel from London to Oxford
from £17.00 MORE 1h55m
from £1.50 MORE 2h02m
from £31.00 MORE 2h52m

Transport operators from London to Oxford

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

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Chiltern Railways London Oxford
Great Western Railway London Oxford

Best price found for train ticket from London to Oxford

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from London 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 London to Oxford train ticket is just few clicks away!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£5.40 MORE 09/04/2017 12:42 Great Western Railway 17 hours ago
£5.40 MORE 20/04/2017 12:20 Great Western Railway 4 days ago
£5.40 MORE 22/04/2017 17:21 Great Western Railway 1 day ago
£5.40 MORE 01/04/2017 07:21 Great Western Railway 1 day ago
£5.40 MORE 08/04/2017 07:21 Great Western Railway 17 hours ago
£5.40 MORE 22/04/2017 07:21 Great Western Railway 1 day ago
£5.40 MORE 02/04/2017 12:42 Great Western Railway 1 day ago
£5.40 MORE 21/04/2017 12:20 Great Western Railway 2 days ago
£5.40 MORE 22/04/2017 12:21 Great Western Railway 1 day ago
£5.50 MORE 08/04/2017 07:05 Chiltern Railways 1 day ago

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

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National Railcards can save you a lot if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to pay less for your London Oxford train ticket.

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to calculate the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a London Oxford ticket is £13.83 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £13.83: £88/£13.83 = 6.37. It will take you on average 7 trips from Oxford to London (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

Railcards enable you to get a third off most train fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(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
London to Oxford train £13.83 £9.22 £4.61 6.38

(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

Travel information for your train journey

London Oxford train

Route London to Oxford

Train duration 1h03m
Arrival city Oxford, England
Departure city London, England
Distance 52 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £5.40
Train operators for London to Oxford Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway

The route connecting London, situated in England and Oxford, located in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following rail operators: Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway.

The train is a quick and simple option to get to Oxford from London. The average train duration between London to Oxford is 1h03m to cover the 52 miles.

We found tickets from £5.40 to travel in the next 30 days. Fares may vary depending on when you travel and how long in advance you purchase your ticket.

How to find cheap train tickets London to Oxford ?

It could be easy to find cheap train tickets London to Oxford. By following these few tricks, you will always find cheap train tickets for your journey.

The earlier you book the cheaper it gets. You are able to save up to 80% on your train ticket by booking 12 weeks prior the departure. Why? Because train operators can release advance tickets up to 3 months before the date of departure and it is usually at this time that you will get the cheapest price.

You will also take notice that, the cheapest time to travel is outside the peak travel times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Therefore, try to avoid travelling during rush hours and you should make savings on your train ticket London to Oxford.

If you already know at what time you want to take the return journey, you should verify the price of two singles as they can be cheaper than a return. The only condition is to get the exact train you bought.

Another tip to make savings is to split up your journey to Oxford. Instead of buying only one ticket for your journey you can divide the journey into different stages, and buy a ticket for each part of the journey.

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three principal train tickets types in UK, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types provides different fares and travel flexibility. But other tickets types exist like Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for instance. Take a look at the different types of train ticket from London to Oxford below:

If you want to book the cheapest available ticket, Advance tickets are perfect for you. These tickets are released 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest discounts. The earlier you purchase, the cheaper the train fares 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 numerous trains outside of peak travel times. Thanks to these tickets you travel at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a fully flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.

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

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

Where to find cheap train tickets

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 22 destinations. Tickets for the journey from London to Oxford are available starting from £6.

Great Western Railway

Gopili compares ticket prices for you every day from all operators to help you find cheap train tickets for your next trip. The best Great Western Railway price found was £6.

And if you change?

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

Bus from London to Oxford

Flights from London to Oxford

Book cheap train from London to Oxford

You can buy your London to Oxford train ticket in three different ways:

  • You can purchase tickets online using the rail operators' websites like Virgin Trains, Northern Rail, East Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways. You are also able to buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites like Redspottedhanky or My Train Ticket.
  • If you would like a call with an agent that will help you get your journey sorted, you can do so with most train companies.
  • Depending on the station, you have the ability to either get your train ticket at the travel centre or via a self-service ticket machine available at many stations. We suggest you to check beforehand if the station offers these services and the office hours.

By using our fast and easy to use search service, you are be able to compare hundreds of train offers from all major rail companies. Gopili aims to help you get cheap train tickets from London to Oxford! Please note, train tickets Oxford to London are also available for your return journey.

Things to do in Oxford

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

  • Sheldonian Theatre
  • Pitt Rivers Museum
  • Museum of the History of Science
  • Christ Church
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • University of Oxford Botanic Garden

As travel specialists, we understand that preparing a trip and finding all the information about a specific destination can be time consuming. We aim to help you by recommending some places, whether you are visiting for a day or for holidays.

Each year, many travellers are going to Oxford. If you want visit one of the most touristic attraction of the city, you should go to Sheldonian Theatre. If you have the time, we will also recommend you to visit Christ Church and Pitt Rivers Museum to complete your visit.

Another noteworthy area that you can visit is Oxford University Museum of Natural History if you wish to know more about this destination.

Museum of the History of Science is also a point of interest that we will recommend you to see if you have spare time during your stay.

At last, if you're still curious in discovering more about Oxford, University of Oxford Botanic Garden can be the final step of your stay. Even though people might not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will enable you to get a complete picture of the city and its character.

Next train departures

When are the next trains to Oxford?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
There are no more services available today.
London Waterloo
1h08m Chiltern Railways
London Paddington
1h07m Great Western Railway
London Waterloo
1h05m Chiltern Railways
London Paddington
0h56m Great Western Railway
London Waterloo
1h03m Chiltern Railways
London Paddington
0h52m Great Western Railway

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 10 trains from London to Oxford are running today and 6 tomorrow. The first London Oxford train leaves at 07:14 and the last one leaves the station at 17:24. The first and last departure times may be different from one day to another and there may be fewer trains during weekends or public holidays. Rail companies may also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

London - Oxford: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The cost for train tickets London to Oxford are increasing as you approach your travel date. If we look at our data, if you purchase your train 1 month in advance, you can find tickets from £6 whereas if booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to pay at least £22 for your trip. Thus, you can save 73% on the cost of your train by buying your ticket 1 month in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

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