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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, 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 £35.00
  2. 30 day advance £72.50
  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    00:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 36m

Travelling from Oxford to Edinburgh by train

The fastest trains from Oxford to Edinburgh take around 5 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 484 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Oxford and Edinburgh.

Journeys between Oxford and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train. We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Oxford to Edinburgh 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 36 suitable departures. And the duration is normally about 5 hours and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh 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 06:39, and the last at 00:27.

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

When to book Oxford to Edinburgh train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Oxford to Edinburgh are £35.00.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £72, 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 Oxford to Edinburgh by train.

Which trains operate between Oxford and Edinburgh?

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

  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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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