Oxford to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Oxford to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Oxford to Edinburgh take around 5 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 484 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Oxford and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Oxford to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Oxford and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 40 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 49 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Oxford to Edinburgh?
The Oxford to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Oxford to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Oxford around 04:00 and the last train is around 00:27.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Oxford to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Oxford to Edinburgh are $65.45.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $102 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $195. 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Oxford and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Oxford to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Caledonian Sleeper
- Chiltern Railways
- East Coast
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- London Underground
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- UK Rail Connections
- 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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