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Oxford to Reading by train

It takes an average of 32m to travel from Oxford to Reading by train, over a distance of around 24 miles (39 km). There are normally 70 trains per day travelling from Oxford to Reading and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.

First train

02:46

Last train

00:10

Departure station

Oxford

Arrival station

Reading

Journey time

From 21m

Distance

24 miles (39 km)

Frequency

70 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £5

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Take the train from Oxford to Reading in 21 minutes

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

You can expect the journey from Oxford to Reading by train to take around 32 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 21 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 70 trains per day running on this route, which spans 24 miles (39 km). There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Reading. You can travel on this route with either Great Western Railway or CrossCountry trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Oxford to Reading start from £5.00 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 Reading? 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 Reading take?

The average journey time by train between Oxford and Reading is 32 minutes, with around 70 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 Reading by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Oxford to Reading is 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Oxford to Reading cost?

Train ticket prices from Oxford to Reading 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 Reading?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Oxford to Reading without having to change trains. There are 70 direct trains from Oxford to Reading 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 Reading leave?

The first train from Oxford to Reading leaves at 02:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Oxford to Reading leaves at 00:10. 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 Reading by train?

Trains travelling from Oxford to Reading cover a distance of around 24 miles (39 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Oxford to Reading

Train tickets from Oxford to Reading 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.

Book in advance

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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 Oxford to Reading 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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† 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.

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