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Trains from Banbury to Oxford

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Travelling from Banbury to Oxford is quick and convenient by train. Take advantage of Advance tickets discounts with CrossCountry for up for up to 15 minutes before departure.

Travel from the market town of Banbury, to Oxford, a city known for its world-class education and rich history. A 20-minute journey with CrossCountry will take you straight south, past Oxford City Airport, directly into the city. Once in Oxford, visitors are able to soak up the city’s historic buildings and museums, or have a leisurely lunch and shop, followed by a show. The city has something for everyone.

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Travelling to Oxford

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Travelling from Banbury to Oxford

Commonly known as the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford has a long history of academic success, whilst also being home to a rising hi-tech community. It’s amalgamation of ancient and modern culture means there is a little something for everyone in the city. Whether you’re looking to explore some of the oldest university in the English-speaking world, you fancy a punting journey down the River Thames, or you plan to spend your day in the city doing a spot of shopping, there is plenty to see and do in Oxford.

Once you have arrived in Oxford

Onward travel: Buses, Taxis & More in Oxford

There are regular buses available just outside of Oxford Station, as well as the option to hire a bike if that takes your fancy. In addition, a taxi rank is located at the station entrance for those who would prefer to take a cab on their onward journey.

Shopping in Oxford

Oxford has its fair share of opportunities to shop, whether you’re looking for high-street chain stores, or quirky, independent boutiques. Cornmarket and Queen Street is where you’ll find the majority of high-street shopping, however for those who are looking for something a little different, why not take a journey to the historic Covered Market, Walton and Little Clarendon Street in Jericho, or Cowley Road, home to its own annual carnival. When it comes to shopping, Oxford definitely has a little something for everyone.

Culture in Oxford

Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is commonly known as a centre for learning and ideas. The buildings that house these brilliant minds make up a large amount of the city’s stunning architecture, along with a number of museums and galleries, however there are also more modern aspects of the culture that can captivate Oxford’s tourists. The city has become a cosmopolitan haven, with areas such as Cowley Road boasting its diversity. The annual Cowley Road Carnival celebrates this multicultural community. In 2017 the carnival adopted the theme of ‘Technology and Industry’ to honour Oxfordshire’s world-class achievements and successes.

Spending time in Oxford?

Whether you’re visiting Oxford just for the day or a long weekend, there are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. We recommend you check out our Guide to Oxford for more information about your upcoming journey to the City of Dreaming Spires.

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