It takes an average of 31m to travel from Reading to Oxford by train, over a distance of around 24 miles (39 km). There are normally 67 trains per day travelling from Reading to Oxford and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.
24 miles (39 km)
67 trains per day
Direct trains available
Planning a day out and want to know more about the journey from Reading to Oxford by train, look no further!
The train from Reading to Oxford usually takes around 34m but can take just 21m on the fastest CrossCountry or Great Western Railway services, with around 84 trains running on this popular route per day. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as direct services are available.
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The average journey time by train between Reading and Oxford is 31 minutes, with around 67 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Reading to Oxford is 20 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Reading to Oxford 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Reading to Oxford without having to change trains. There are 67 direct trains from Reading to Oxford each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Reading to Oxford leaves at 04:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Reading to Oxford leaves at 01:16. 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.
Trains travelling from Reading to Oxford cover a distance of around 24 miles (39 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Oxford to Reading.
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