London to Oxford Train Tickets



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Be sure to include a trip from London to Oxford by train when planning your next England adventure itinerary! Whether you travel with Great Western Railway or Chiltern Railways, a world of comfort, style and friendly services await you onboard. While en route to Oxford, sit back and relax with a refreshing beverage as the scenic English countryside passes by just outside your window.

Though most trains bound for Oxford start out from Paddington Station, some also leave from Marylebone. With frequent daily departures, you can commute from London to Oxford by train when it’s most convenient for you!

From the capital city, your journey by train brings you to the academic city of Oxford in the south-central region of England. Renowned for its highly-esteemed university, instituted during the 12th century, Oxford is also home to such popular attractions as the Botanic Garden, Pitt Rivers Museum and Holywell Music Room, just to name a few.

Buy your convenient London to Oxford ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ here. Simply use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you to collect your actual train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain.

Journey Details


Trains depart in 5- to 15-minute intervals from Paddington Station and every 30 minutes on average from Marylebone Station, with approximately 146 total departures daily (111 non-stop)

Travel time

55 minutes (fastest time by direct route) or 45 minutes (fastest time with a connection)

Train stations

Paddington and Marylebone in London, and Oxford

Train features

Great Western Railway and Chiltern Railways passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, the following fare options may be available:


Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.


Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.


Off-peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy a warm customer welcome as well as complimentary at-seat food and drink service. Not available on Chiltern Railways trains.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Access to “Business Zone” seating (Chiltern Railways only)
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • “Quiet Coach” seating
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

When booking your London to Oxford ticket, the seat reservation is included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed. Receive your ticket collection reference number (PNR) by email, which can be used to collect your train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain, good for travel from London to Oxford by train.

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