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Oxford to London by train

It takes an average of 1h 8m to travel from Oxford to London by train, over a distance of around 52 miles (83 km). There are normally 116 trains per day travelling from Oxford to London and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 47m
PriceFrom £5
Distance52 miles (83 km)
Frequency116 trains per day
Departure stationOxford
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Western Railway, Chiltern Railways

Oxford to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Oxford to London for sabato 8º maggio 2021 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
10:43 On timeoxford12:01 On timelondon marylebonePlat. 2 chiltern railways Off PeakGet tickets1h 18m, direct
11:09 On timeoxford12:33 On timelondon marylebonePlat. 1 chiltern railways Off PeakGet tickets1h 24m, direct
11:32 On timeoxford12:25 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 3 great western railway Off PeakGet tickets53m, direct
11:42 On timeoxford12:57 On timelondon marylebonePlat. 2 chiltern railways Off PeakGet tickets1h 15m, direct
12:09 On timeoxford13:33 On timelondon marylebonePlat. 1 chiltern railways Off PeakGet tickets1h 24m, direct
12:16 On timeoxford13:13 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 3 crosscountry Off PeakGet tickets57m, 1 change
12:42 On timeoxford13:58 On timelondon marylebonePlat. 2 chiltern railways Off PeakGet tickets1h 16m, direct
13:09 On timeoxford14:33 On timelondon marylebonePlat. 1 chiltern railways Off PeakGet tickets1h 24m, direct
13:16 On timeoxford14:52 On timelondon paddingtonPlat. 3 crosscountry Off PeakGet tickets1h 36m, 1 change

Taking the train from Oxford to London

Take the train from Oxford to London, and in less than an hour you can be city-breaking in style in the nation's capital. That's much quicker than driving, and without the hassle of finding a rare parking space in central London!

Great Western Railway trains whisk you in comfort across the countryside, with free WiFi onboard, plenty of space for luggage, and on most services, locally sourced snacks and drinks from the trolley. Why not consider First Class tickets too? You'll get extra legroom and usually complimentary snacks and drinks as well. The best part? You'll arrive at a central London station like Paddington or Marylebone, so you can simply hop on the tube and start sight-seeing right away. Don't forget to visit Hyde Park- it's just a 10-minute walk from Paddington Station!

Scroll down for more information on the journey, and answers to frequently asked questions. Ready to go now? Use our Journey Planner at the top of this page to find train times and ticket prices from Oxford to London. Remember to book in advance or choose Off-Peak services to find the cheapest tickets!

Oxford to London train times information

Direct routes to London Paddington from Oxford courtesy of Great Western Railway run two to three times an hour, with a journey time of around 58m. There are also regular indirect services every hour, where you’ll need to change trains at either Reading or Didcot Parkway station – these services take around 1h 8m.

You’ll find a range of meals, snacks and drinks on Great Western Railway trains, including breakfast, sandwiches, hot food and a variety of hot and cold beverages. Most services also offer free WiFi.

*Information correct at time of writing (August 2019). May be subject to change.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Oxford and London is 1 hour and 8 minutes, with around 116 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 London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Oxford to London is 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Oxford to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Oxford to London can start from as little as £5 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 London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Oxford to London without having to change trains. There are 116 direct trains from Oxford to London 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 London leave?

The first train from Oxford to London leaves at 04:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Oxford to London leaves at 00:11. 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 London by train?

Trains travelling from Oxford to London cover a distance of around 52 miles (83 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Oxford to London

Train tickets from Oxford to London start at £5 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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 London 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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Getting from Oxford to London by train in less than an hour

Review by Paola Labib

Getting to Oxford station

After a nice day out visiting the main sites in Oxford, we walked back to Oxford station to head home. As it started raining heavily, we rushed back to the station, wandered in and out of the different shops available, and grabbed a drink while waiting for our train to depart.

Boarding the train

As we bought our digital tickets with Trainline, we just showed them to the rail staff before boarding. We jumped on a modern GWR train and headed to our two seats facing forwards in Standard Class. The train was a bit busier compared to when we departed from London in the morning as people were heading out for the night.

The journey

It took us about 50 minutes to get from Oxford to London – the train only stopped at Reading and Slough before reaching the grand London Paddington station. Once we arrived, we hopped off and climbed down the stairs towards the underground station entrance, following the super easy signs. All in all, it was a comfortable and quick journey after an amazing day out in Oxford.

About Paola

Paola is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on her own genuine experience of the journey.

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