Oxford to London Train Tickets



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Be sure to include a trip from Oxford to London 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 London, sit back and relax with a refreshing beverage as the scenic English countryside passes by just outside your window.

Great Western Railway trains (the most popular service) arrive in London at Paddington Station, whereas Chiltern Railways trains make their stop at Marylebone. With frequent daily departures, you can commute from Oxford to London by train when it’s most convenient for you!

From the academic city of Oxford, your journey by train brings you to the capital of all the United Kingdom; London, a metropolis rich in both history and culture. Here, you’ll find such cherished landmarks as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben clock tower, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Don’t forget to ride the London Eye observation wheel along the Thames River, which offers a panoramic view of this majestic city.

Buy your convenient Oxford to London ‘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 bound for Paddington Station depart in 5- to 15-minute intervals, while those bound for Marylebone Station depart every 30 minutes on average, with approximately 141 total departures daily (107 non-stop)

Travel time

54 minutes (fastest time by direct route) or 49 minutes (fastest time with a connection)

Train stations

Oxford, and Paddington and Marylebone in London

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
  • Travel assistance for the disabled
Additional Details

Seat reservations

When booking your Oxford to London 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 Oxford to London by train.

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