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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey, based on how far in advance you book.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

30 day advance and 7 day advance prices are found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from today. These prices fluctuate daily based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price on a busy Saturday in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey on a Tuesday in winter.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

  1. Cheapest price £53.70
  2. 30 day advance £53.70
  • First train
    04:38
  • Last train
    21:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 29m

Travelling from Cambridge to Oxford by train

The fastest trains from Cambridge to Oxford take around 2 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 108 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Oxford.

Journeys between Cambridge and Oxford usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Cambridge to Oxford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Oxford is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 05:14 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 04:38, and the last at 20:15.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Cambridge to Oxford train tickets?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cambridge to Oxford are £53.70, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £53, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

Trains in the United Kingdom usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cambridge to Oxford by train.

Which trains operate between Cambridge and Oxford?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Cambridge to Oxford, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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