How to take a rail journey from London to beautiful Oxford

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London to Oxford by train

Oxford is an easy day trip from London by train, but there is a choice of departing from Marylebone or Paddington stations.
The ticket prices and journey times are sufficiently similar for the choice of station, from which to take the train, to be the key factor when selecting the optimum journey.

Marylebone is closer to central London, but is only served by the Bakerloo line of the London Undergound.
The Bakerloo line also goes to Paddington, but if you'll be taking it northbound, heading off from Marylebone becomes the logical choice, because Paddington is further away.

However, the tick in the box for Paddington is that is also served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City and District lines.

Routes you can take to go from London to Oxford

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:
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Route Information

Option 1: departing from Marylebone station
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 2min - 1hr 8min



Travel Info

2 x trains per hour

Route Information

Option 2: departing from Paddington station
Travel Time (approx)

58min - 1hr



Travel Info

Monday to Saturday: 2 x trains per hour
Sundays: 1 x train per hour

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