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Heathrow to Oxford by train

The journey from Heathrow to Oxford by train is 39.73 mi and takes 0 hr 24 min. There are 28 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:08 AM and the last at 11:46 PM. It is possible to travel from Heathrow to Oxford by train for as little as $57.40 or as much as $148.10. The best price for this journey is $57.40.

Lowest Price$57.40
Journey Duration0 hr 24 min
Connection per Day28
Lowest Price$57.40
Highest Price$148.10
First Departure12:08 AM
Last Departure11:46 PM
Distance39.73 mi
CarriersGreat Western Railway, Heathrow Express

Heathrow to Oxford Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Feb 26, 2024

Traveling from Heathrow to Oxford by Train

A train journey from Heathrow Airport, one of the world's busiest international airports, to Oxford, the iconic university city, offers travelers a convenient and scenic transit through England's picturesque landscapes. The distance covered is approximately 39.73 mi, with the journey typically taking about 0 hr 24 min. Although there's no direct train service from Heathrow to Oxford, efficient transport links involving trains and buses make the commute relatively straightforward. Passengers often change at London Paddington or Reading, with around 28 connections available daily. Bookings can secure fares as low as $57.40, so planning is advisable. For a stress-free trip, passengers should aim to be at the station about 30 minutes before their train's departure.

The trains and connecting services are designed with the traveler's comfort. Amenities typically include comfortable seating, ample luggage space, power sockets, and large windows to view the rolling English countryside. The journey from Heathrow to Oxford allows passengers to transition from the bustling atmosphere of one of the world's most significant travel hubs to the historic and serene ambiance of Oxford.

The journey commences at Heathrow Airport's rail stations, central area, and Terminal 5, where travelers can catch the Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect services to London Paddington. Alternatively, a RailAir coach service links Heathrow to Reading, where trains to Oxford are frequent. Upon arrival in Oxford, travelers disembark at Oxford Railway Station, conveniently located near the city center, granting easy access to the University of Oxford, the Bodleian Library, and the historic city center's various architectural marvels.

Things to Do in Oxford:

  1. Explore the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world, with its historic colleges and stunning architecture.
  2. Visit the Bodleian Library, one of Europe's oldest libraries, with an impressive collection of books and manuscripts.
  3. Stroll around the historic city center, admiring buildings from different architectural periods.
  4. See the Radcliffe Camera, an iconic example of English Palladian architecture and part of the Bodleian Library complex.
  5. Walk along the River Thames or River Cherwell, taking in Oxford's natural beauty.
  6. Visit the Ashmolean Museum, famous for its collection of art and archaeology.
  7. Explore the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum.
  8. Relax in one of Oxford’s many historic pubs, like The Eagle and Child, a favorite of literary figures J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
  9. Attend a choral evening at one of Oxford's landmark chapels.
  10. Take a guided tour of the university's colleges to learn more about their history and heritage.
  11. Oxford Sausage: Unique to the area, these sausages are traditionally made with pork and veal, seasoned with lemon and herbs.
  12. Afternoon Tea: Indulge in this quintessential English experience, complete with scones, clotted cream, jam, and a selection of teas.
  13. Pie and Mash: A hearty, classic British comfort food, typically served with rich gravy.
  14. Ales and Ciders: Sample local ales and ciders in one of Oxford's historic pubs.
  15. Banbury Cake: An oval, spiced fruitcake, a local delicacy enjoyed since medieval times.
  16. Fish and Chips: Enjoy this iconic British dish of battered fish served with chunky fries, often found in local pubs and fish and chip shops.
  17. Bangers and Mash: Savory sausages served with creamy mashed potatoes and onion gravy.
  18. Ploughman's Lunch: A traditional British cold meal with cheese, bread, pickles, and sometimes ham or a hard-boiled egg, perfect for a quick, satisfying lunch.
  19. Punting Picnic: Pack a picnic with local cheeses, charcuterie, and artisan bread while punting on the River Thames or Cherwell.
  20. Sticky Toffee Pudding: A classic British dessert, rich and moist, made with dates and topped with a warm toffee sauce.

Day Trips from Oxford:

From Oxford, the enchanting Cotswolds region, with its rolling hills and picturesque villages, is just a short journey away. Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site, offers a peek into Britain's rich history and stunning landscape gardening. For a taste of the quintessential English countryside, the historic towns of Woodstock and Burford provide charming architecture and quaint streets. Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, is another excellent option for a day trip, offering cultural insights into the life of England's most famous playwright.

Travel Tips for Oxford:

Getting around Oxford is best done on foot or by bike, as many streets in the historic city center are pedestrianized, and the city is cycle-friendly. The city's compact size means that most attractions are within a short walking distance from each other. Oxford’s climate is typically English, with unpredictable weather, so carrying an umbrella is often a good idea. Rich in history, literature, and academia, Oxford is not just a haven for scholars but a delightful escape for tourists seeking a blend of culture, history, and scenic beauty.

When planning your trip from Heathrow to Oxford, a service like Virail can simplify your travel arrangements, ensuring a smooth and pleasant journey.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Heathrow to Oxford.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Heathrow to Oxford, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Heathrow to Oxford.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Heathrow to Oxford

The cheapest Heathrow - Oxford train tickets can be found for as low as $3.42 if you’re lucky, or $39.62 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $69.51.

Find the best day to travel to Oxford by train

When travelling to Oxford by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

Heathrow Express is a non-stop train service that connects London's Heathrow Airport with Paddington Station in central London. The service operates every 15 minutes and takes just 15 minutes to travel between the two locations. The trains are modern and comfortable, with free Wi-Fi and plenty of luggage space. Heathrow Express is a popular option among business travelers and tourists seeking to bypass the traffic congestion in London.

Services on board Great Western Railway and Heathrow Express from Heathrow to Oxford
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Heathrow to Oxford CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Heathrow to Oxford by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Heathrow and Oxford are 4.48kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Heathrow and Oxford? By taking the train between Heathrow and Oxford you will save 8.31kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.32kg compared to a bus and 5.75kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Heathrow to Oxford?
A train ticket from Heathrow to Oxford is $85.53. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $57.40.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Heathrow to Oxford?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Heathrow to Oxford is $57.40. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Heathrow and Oxford by train?
Heathrow to Oxford is 39.73 mi.
How long does the train between Heathrow and Oxford take?
Heathrow to Oxford is on average 0 hr 24 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 4 min.
Which companies operate from Heathrow to Oxford?
The train journey from Heathrow to Oxford is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express and CrossCountry.
How many train connections per day go from Heathrow to Oxford?
Heathrow to Oxford has 28 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Heathrow to Oxford leave?
The earliest train from Heathrow to Oxford departs at 12:08 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Heathrow to Oxford depart?
The latest train from Heathrow to Oxford departs at 11:46 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Heathrow to Oxford in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $57.40 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Heathrow to Oxford?
There are on average 28 direct connection(s) from Heathrow to go to Oxford.
What's the fastest journey time between Heathrow to Oxford by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Heathrow and Oxford is 0 hr 4 min.
Is there a direct train from Heathrow to Oxford?
Yes, there is a direct train between Heathrow and Oxford.
What are the CO2 emissions for Heathrow to Oxford by train?
The train journey from Heathrow to Oxford creates 4.48kg of CO2 emissions.

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