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Oxford to Banbury by train

It takes an average of 27m to travel from Oxford to Banbury by train, over a distance of around 21 miles (34 km). There are normally 50 trains per day travelling from Oxford to Banbury and tickets for this journey start from £4.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 17m
PriceFrom £4.50
Distance21 miles (34 km)
Frequency50 trains per day
First train04:20
Last train00:40
Departure stationOxford
Arrival stationBanbury
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Chiltern Railways

Oxford to Banbury train times

Check out the next trains departing from Oxford to Banbury for Tuesday 27th September 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:39 11:56 17m, direct
12:24 12:53 29m, direct
12:39 12:56 17m, direct
13:39 13:56 17m, direct
14:24 14:52 28m, direct
14:39 14:56 17m, direct
15:39 15:56 17m, direct
16:24 16:52 28m, direct
16:39 16:57 18m, direct
17:39 17:56 17m, direct

Take the train from Oxford to Banbury in 17 minutes

If you want to travel from Oxford to Banbury by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Oxford to Banbury by train to take around 27 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 17 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 50 trains per day running on this route, which spans 21 miles (34 km). There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Banbury. You can travel on this route with either Great Western Railway, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Oxford to Banbury start from £4.50 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including money-saving tips, or check our timetable above where you can view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Oxford to Banbury? 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 Oxford to Banbury take?

The average journey time by train between Oxford and Banbury is 27 minutes, with around 50 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 Oxford and Banbury by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Oxford to Banbury is 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Oxford to Banbury cost?

Train ticket prices from Oxford to Banbury can start from as little as £4.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Oxford to Banbury?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Oxford to Banbury without having to change trains. There are 50 direct trains from Oxford to Banbury each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Oxford to Banbury leaves at 04:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Oxford to Banbury leaves at 00:40. 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 Oxford and Banbury by train?

Trains travelling from Oxford to Banbury cover a distance of around 21 miles (34 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Banbury to Oxford.

Cheap train tickets from Oxford to Banbury

Train tickets from Oxford to Banbury start at £4.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Oxford to Banbury is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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

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