Oxford to Cardiff by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Oxford to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Oxford to Cardiff take around 1 hour and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 135 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Oxford and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Oxford to Cardiff?
Journeys between Oxford and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Oxford to Cardiff 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 64 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Oxford to Cardiff?
The Oxford to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Oxford to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Oxford around 05:23 and the last train is around 00:07.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Oxford around 06:37, and the last at 00:07.
What's the Oxford to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Oxford to Cardiff are $19.96.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $44 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $32. 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.
When to book Oxford to Cardiff train tickets?
Trains in the UK 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 Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Oxford and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Oxford to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Cardiff to Oxford by train