It takes an average of 1h 50m to travel from Heathrow Airport to Oxford by train, over a distance of around 40 miles (65 km). There are normally 272 trains per day traveling from Heathrow Airport to Oxford and tickets for this journey start from $23.06 when you book in advance.
From 1h 16m
40 miles (65 km)
272 trains per day
Planning a trip to a historic university city and looking for more information on how to travel by train from Heathrow to Oxford? You’ve come to the right place!
Usually, the journey from Heathrow Airport to Oxford by train takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest services will get you there in just 1 hour and 5 minutes. As there are no direct services available on this route, you will need to make at least one change along the way.
If you’re traveling on this route, you’ll take a Heathrow Express train from Heathrow Airport station to London Paddington station. From here, you’ll board a Great Western Railway (GWR) service. Once you’re on board you can begin to enjoy the onboard amenities, such as family-sized tables, power sockets and generous luggage allowance. If you prefer to travel in style, upgrade to GWR First Class and you’ll enjoy free WiFi and complimentary food and drink. Finally, your train will arrive at Oxford station.
Once you’ve left the station, you’re just a short walk from the city centre. Here you’ll find some of the city’s major landmarks, including Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. If you'd like to learn more, we've put together a guide on everything you need you to know about Oxford. If you’d like to explore more of the local area, check out our guide to the best day trips from Oxford.
If you want to book the cheapest train tickets, try traveling at Off-Peak times – outside of morning/evening rush hours between Monday and Friday. Also, keep an eye out for Advance tickets – they are usually cheaper than purchasing on the day of travel and tend to be released 12 weeks prior to the departure date.
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The average journey time by train between Heathrow Airport and Oxford is 1 hour and 50 minutes, with around 272 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Heathrow Airport to Oxford is 1 hour and 16 minutes.
Train tickets from Heathrow Airport to Oxford can start from as little as $23.06 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Heathrow Airport to Oxford. Travelling from Heathrow Airport to Oxford by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Heathrow Airport to Oxford leaves at 04:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Heathrow Airport to Oxford leaves at 00:13. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Heathrow Airport to Oxford cover a distance of around 40 miles (65 km) during the journey.
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