Trains from Oxford to Cardiff

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Oxford to Cardiff train information

Oxford Cardiff train map

Train duration 2h05m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Oxford, England
Distance 85 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £15.00
Average train price £26.00
  • The trip between Oxford, located in England and Cardiff, situated in Wales is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following train operators: Great Western Railway.
  • On average, the journey takes around 2h05m by train because of the 85 miles to travel to Cardiff from Oxford. The journey time will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.
  • We found trains from £15.00 to travel in the next 30 days. Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Oxford to Cardiff train tickets

from £15.00 MORE 2h20m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.20 MORE 6h04m

Oxford - Cardiff prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Oxford to Cardiff by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Oxford - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£37

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£35

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£34

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£34

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£34

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Days before Departure

Overall, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the cheaper it gets but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the offers from the past 6 months in order to understand the best time to book your train tickets Oxford to Cardiff. The results show that booking your train from Oxford to Cardiff in advance is not always the best option.

We found trains at £34 when booking on the day you're travelling whereas you will need to spend at least £37 if you buy your ticket 15 days in advance. Thus, according to our data, the best time to buy your train ticket is on the day you're travelling as it is 7% cheaper than 15 days in advance.

Best prices for Oxford to Cardiff trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Oxford and Cardiff by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cardiff to Oxford and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Oxford
Cardiff
Central
£15.00 26/08/2019 12:07 Great Western Railway 16 days ago
Oxford
Cardiff
Central
£19.50 26/08/2019 13:07 Great Western Railway 16 days ago
Oxford
Cardiff
Central
£21.40 01/09/2019 08:44 Great Western Railway 16 days ago
Oxford
Cardiff
Central
£21.40 01/09/2019 21:31 Great Western Railway 16 days ago
Oxford
Cardiff
Central
£22.40 01/09/2019 20:36 Great Western Railway 16 days ago
Oxford
Cardiff
Central
£22.40 01/09/2019 19:33 Great Western Railway 16 days ago
Oxford
Cardiff
Central
£22.40 01/09/2019 09:05 Great Western Railway 16 days ago
Oxford
Cardiff
Central
£22.40 26/08/2019 13:37 Great Western Railway 16 days ago
Oxford
Cardiff
Central
£23.90 01/09/2019 11:33 Great Western Railway 16 days ago
Oxford
Cardiff
Central
£23.90 01/09/2019 12:33 Great Western Railway 16 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Oxford Cardiff train

Discount Oxford - Cardiff train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to spend less for your Oxford Cardiff train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Oxford to Cardiff? Use your calculator, considering:

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

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

C = average cost for a Oxford Cardiff ticket (i.e.: £25.01)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£25.01 = 3.52. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 4 trips from Oxford to Cardiff (one way trip).

How much does a railcard cost?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so 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
Oxford to Cardiff train £25.01 £16.67 £8.34 3.53

(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

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