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Portsmouth to Oxford by train

First train

03:34

Last train

23:32

Departure station

Portsmouth

Arrival station

Oxford

Journey time

From 2h 4m

Distance

65 miles (105 km)

Frequency

230 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Thameslink, Southern

Taking the train from Portsmouth to Oxford in 2 hours 4 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Portsmouth to Oxford? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 40 minutes to travel the 105 km from Portsmouth to Oxford by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 4 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 230 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Portsmouth to Oxford are usually cheaper when you book in advance compared to buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Oxford? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

FAQs for Portsmouth to Oxford

Want to know more about your journey from Portsmouth to Oxford? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Portsmouth to Oxford take?

The average journey time by train between Portsmouth and Oxford is 3 hours and 40 minutes, with around 230 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Portsmouth and Oxford by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Portsmouth to Oxford is 2 hours and 4 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Portsmouth to Oxford?

No, there are no direct train services from Portsmouth to Oxford. Travelling from Portsmouth to Oxford by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Portsmouth to Oxford leave?

The first train from Portsmouth to Oxford leaves at 03:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Portsmouth to Oxford leave?

The last train from Portsmouth to Oxford leaves at 23:32. 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.

What's the distance between Portsmouth and Oxford by train?

Trains travelling from Portsmouth to Oxford cover a distance of around 65 miles (105 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Portsmouth to Oxford

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Portsmouth to Oxford is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

What are my ticket options for this journey?

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