Preston to Oxford by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    22:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 54m

Travelling from Preston to Oxford by train

Fast trains from Preston to Oxford take around 2 hours and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 243 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Oxford.

Are there direct trains from Preston to Oxford?

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

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Preston to Oxford 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 22 departures.

How long is the train journey from Preston to Oxford?

The Preston to Oxford train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Preston to Oxford train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Oxford is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 22:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 23:10.

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

When to book Preston to Oxford 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 Preston to Oxford by train.

Which train companies operate between Preston and Oxford?

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

  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • 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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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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