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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Oxford to London. Traveling by train from Oxford to London usually takes around one hour and one minute, but the fastest Great Western Railway train can make the trip in 51 minutes.

Distance51 mi (83 km)
Fastest train0h 51m
Lowest price$20.90
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceGreat Western Railway
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Oxford to London?

2 train services operate from Oxford to London. Great Western Railway usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry + Connections31h 9m$49.22
Great Western Railway30h 55m$33.21
  • CrossCountry + Connections

    CrossCountry + Connections

    CrossCountry + Connections train tickets from Oxford to London start from $46, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 CrossCountry + Connections schedules to London. CrossCountry + Connections in Oxford leaves from Oxford Train Station . And in London trains arrive at London Paddington .

    From Oxford to London train travel on CrossCountry + Connections takes 1 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, CrossCountry + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 51 minutes.

  • Great Western Railway

    Great Western Railway

    Great Western Railway train tickets from Oxford to London start from $21, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Great Western Railway schedules to London. Great Western Railway in Oxford leaves from Oxford Train Station . And in London trains arrive at London Paddington .

    From Oxford to London train travel on Great Western Railway takes 0 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Great Western Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 51 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oxford to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Oxford to London?

The distance between Oxford and London is approximately 51 miles, or 83 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 51 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to London.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Oxford to London are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Oxford at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Oxford to London?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to London. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Oxford.

City Information

Oxford

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Although Oxford is probably best known for its world-class university and the famous Bodleian library, there is much more to the city than just academia. On a sunny day, take a punt down the River Cherwell at the Cherwell Boathouse, but make sure to book in advance if you'd like a chauffeur.

If the weather is less favorable, visit the famous Oxford Covered Market, where you can wander through over 55 shops in the 18th-century building. Oxford is also home to several museums, including the famous Ashmolean Museum that has been around since 1683. The Ashmolean mainly showcases art and archaeology; however, if that's not your style, alternatives include the Museum of Natural History or the Museum of History and Science.

If you'd prefer to experience history first-hand, visit Oxford Castle, a building that has been in existence for over 1,000 years. Guided tours are available where you can hear stories of the castle's inhabitants and its fascinating history.

National Express and Megabus provide access to Oxford from London and other cities, while frequent train service is also available.

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oxford?

Main departure station: Oxford Train Station

Oxford Train Station is the starting point for trains to London operated by Great Western and Chiltern Railways. Cross Country services to Manchester and Newcastle Upon Tyne also stop at the station, alongside local and regional services. Be careful not to confuse the Oxford station with Oxford Parkway Station, located much further outside of the city. Oxford Train Station is on Park End Street, and the building is relatively small. However, it does offer amenities like restrooms and a limited choice of food outlets in the main waiting area and ticket hall. There is an additional waiting room for the furthest platforms accessed via a pedestrian bridge. Frequent buses depart from the bus stop directly in front of the station, connecting travelers to local and intercity services.

All train stations in Oxford:

  • Oxford Train Station

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: Paddington Station

London has one train station.

Train stations in London:

  • Paddington Station

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