Oxford to Birmingham by train

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 $14.93
  2. 30 day advance $19.23
  3. 7 day advance $24.04
  • First train
    06:38
  • Last train
    22:30
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 1m
  • Distance
    91 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    32
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 8m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Oxford to Birmingham by train

Fast trains from Oxford to Birmingham take around 1 hour and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 91 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Oxford and Birmingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Oxford to Birmingham?

Direct trains from Oxford to Birmingham have been found.

We usually find around 34 direct trains on the route from Oxford to Birmingham every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 29 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Oxford to Birmingham?

The Oxford to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Oxford to Birmingham train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Oxford around 06:38 and the last train is around 22:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Oxford around 06:39, and the last at 22:12.

What's the Oxford to Birmingham train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Oxford to Birmingham are $14.93.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $19 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $24. 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Oxford and Birmingham?

CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Oxford to Birmingham.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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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