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Prices explained

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.

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.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £53.70
  2. 30 day advance £55.60
  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    00:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 29m

Travelling from Oxford to Cambridge by train

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

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

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Oxford to Cambridge every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 47 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Oxford around 04:00 and the last train is around 00:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Oxford around 05:14, and the last at 22:50.

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

When to book Oxford to Cambridge train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Oxford to Cambridge are £53.70.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £55 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £53. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

Trains for this journey 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 Oxford to Cambridge by train.

Which trains operate between Oxford and Cambridge?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Oxford to Cambridge, 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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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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