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Oxford to Cardiff Central

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  1. on time
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    20:32
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    20:53
    Reading
    Platform 10 estimated
    21:12
    Reading
    Platform 8 estimated
    22:47
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  2. on time
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    20:37
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    20:49
    Didcot Parkway
    Platform 5 estimated
    21:07
    Didcot Parkway
    Platform 1 estimated
    21:23
    Swindon (Wilts)
    Platform 1 estimated
    21:40
    Swindon (Wilts)
    Platform 4 estimated
    22:47
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  3. on time
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    21:32
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    21:53
    Reading
    Platform 10 estimated
    22:12
    Reading
    Platform 9 estimated
    23:45
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  4. on time
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    23:05
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    23:17
    Didcot Parkway
    Platform 5 estimated
    23:34
    Didcot Parkway
    Platform 1 estimated
    00:58
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  5. on time
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    23:16
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    23:50
    Reading
    Platform 3 estimated
    00:03
    Reading
    Platform 13 estimated
    02:13
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  6. Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    03:54
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    04:37
    Reading
    Platform 13A estimated
    05:53
    Reading
    Platform 9 estimated
    08:03
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  7. on time
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    06:32
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    06:53
    Reading
    Platform 10 estimated
    07:13
    Reading
    Platform 9 estimated
    08:37
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    06:37
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    06:56
    Didcot Parkway
    Platform 5 estimated
    07:12
    Didcot Parkway
    Platform 1 estimated
    07:28
    Swindon (Wilts)
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:41
    Swindon (Wilts)
    Platform 4 estimated
    08:37
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  9. Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    07:21
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    07:40
    Didcot Parkway
    Platform 5 estimated
    07:52
    Didcot Parkway
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:07
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  10. on time
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    07:37
    Oxford
    Platform 3 estimated
    08:03
    Reading
    Platform 7 estimated
    08:12
    Reading
    Platform 9 estimated
    09:38
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    Cardiff Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak

Journey information from Oxford to Cardiff Central

  • Train Fares from: £15
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: 1 to 3
  • How long does it take to travel from Oxford to Cardiff Central by train?

    The average journey time between Oxford and Cardiff Central is . On an average weekday, there are 61 trains travelling from Oxford to Cardiff Central. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Oxford to Cardiff Central by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Oxford to Cardiff Central cost?

    Train tickets from Oxford to Cardiff Central can start from as little as £15 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.

  • Are there direct trains from Oxford to Cardiff Central?

    No, it is not possible to travel from Oxford to Cardiff Central without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Oxford to Cardiff Central.

    No direct trains possible
  • What is the distance between Oxford and Cardiff Central?

    The distance between Oxford and Cardiff Central is 84 miles.

    Distance: 84 miles
  • What time is the first train from Oxford to Cardiff Central?

    The first train from Oxford to Cardiff Central departs at .

    What time is the last train from Oxford to Cardiff Central?

    The last train from Oxford to Cardiff Central departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Oxford to Cardiff Central timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Oxford to Cardiff Central for Tuesday 25th Feb 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
20:3222:472h 15m, 1 change
20:3722:472h 10m, 2 changes
21:3223:452h 13m, 1 change
23:0500:581h 53m, 1 change
23:1602:132h 57m, 1 change
03:5408:034h 9m, 1 change
06:3208:372h 5m, 1 change
06:3708:372h 0m, 2 changes
07:2109:071h 46m, 1 change
07:3709:382h 1m, 1 change

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Oxford to Cardiff Central

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.