Travelling between Birmingham and Oxford could not be easier. Passengers travelling with CrossCountry can enjoy Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.
CrossCountry offers a fast and convenient way to travel between Birmingham and Oxford. Speed through the countryside, the historic towns and the idyllic villages that separate Birmingham and Oxford. With CrossCountry, you can travel directly from Birmingham New Street to Oxford Station, in the heart of this historic university city. There’s so much to do in the City of Dreaming Spires that you’ll be glad for the short journey time and direct train.
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Travelling to Oxford
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Travelling from Birmingham to Oxford
Oxford is a revered seat of learning, famous for educating some of the most influential minds in the UK since the 12th century. Known for its ornate and imposing architecture, the city has much to offer any visitor, from rich, fascinating museums, to a diverse theatrical scene and world-class restaurants.
Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Oxford?
Yes, there are regular direct CrossCountry services from Birmingham to Oxford, so there’s no need to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Birmingham to Oxford?
Travel from Birmingham to Oxford in style with CrossCountry. On our trains, you will have access to plentiful seating choices, charge points as standard and ample luggage storage. There’s also an at-seat service serving hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. For an extra added level of comfort, why not book a seat in our plush First Class coaches?
Does Oxford Train Station have step-free access?
Oxford Train Station is accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Not only is there step-free access throughout, but the station also offers assistance reaching platforms, ramp access to trains, and accessible ticket machines and ticket counters.
How far is the city centre?
Oxford Train Station is located right in the centre of the city, making it a convenient location for those visiting.
Does the station have family areas?
Despite its small size, Oxford Station has plenty of waiting areas which families can use, as well as baby changing facilities.
For further information about Oxford Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Oxford
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Oxford
Oxford is a very compact city. Many people choose to move around on bikes, which are easy to hire throughout the city. However, if you prefer, there are local buses connecting the city centre and the outlying areas. Another option is taking a taxi; there is a taxi rank available at the station, and many reasonably priced local taxi firms.
Shopping in Oxford
This fascinating city is the perfect place to hunt out unique pieces, although many high street favourites crowd the streets. The real charm in the city lies in its independent, boutique and second-hand shops. As you would expect in a student city of its size, there are plentiful second-hand and charity shops scattered around where you can find vintage clothes, rare records and antique books. Those who are looking for quirky gifts or souvenirs will also enjoy digging around in the covered market, which first opened its doors in the 1700s and still retains its vintage charm. Once you’ve exhausted your credit card and your feet, plop yourself down in one of Oxford’s many cafés or tea houses to enjoy a warm brew and a sweet treat.
Culture in Oxford
As you would expect in a city that has educated some of the greatest names in comedy, theatre, and film, there’s plenty going on in Oxford. Choose from a wide range of amateur and professional productions, as well as a number of underground comedy events that spring up in local venues. Beyond the theatrical, there’s more for the culture vulture to enjoy. Whether you choose to visit the Ashmolean to see the beautiful art on display, or immerse yourself in natural history at the Oxford Museum of National History, there’s something for everyone.
Spending time in Oxford
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our Oxford Guide can help you plan the perfect journey!
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