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Trains from Birmingham to Oxford

Running 32 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

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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CrossCountry Trains from Birmingham New Street to Oxford

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Travelling to Oxford

  • First CrossCountry train - 06:04
  • Last CrossCountry train - 22:04

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.

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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