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Trains from Oxford to Reading

Running 31 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Travel from Oxford to Reading in comfort with CrossCountry and book Advance tickets on journeys up to 15 minutes before their scheduled departure time.

Travelling with CrossCountry allows you to sit back and relax, enjoying the sights of the English countryside as you travel between the historic cities of Oxford and Reading. Stunning scenery and pretty towns will pepper your route as you move through the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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CrossCountry Trains from Oxford to Reading

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Travelling to Reading

  • First CrossCountry train - 07:16
  • Last CrossCountry train - 22:18

Travelling from Oxford to Reading

Best known for its annual outdoor rock music event, Reading Festival is not the only thing that Reading has to offer its visitors. Superb shopping facilities, Michelin Star restaurants, family friendly museums and over eight hundred listed buildings and monuments, mean Reading will keep visitors of all ages busy and content.

Once you have arrived in Reading

Onward travel: Buses, Trains & Taxis

Reading station is one of the busiest rail hubs in Britain and therefore provides many transportation options for your onward journey. Bus stops can be found on both sides of the station, servicing Reading and its surrounding areas. Taxi ranks are located outside the city centre and Caversham exits. It’s also a perfect spot for onward travel to Gatwick or Heathrow, with various choices available.

Reading Shopping

Reading is often cited as one of the UK’s top ten retail destinations for excellent shopping. Just a short walk from Reading Station is The Oracle, a large shopping centre with over 80 stylish stores, offering all the shops you could want, alongside trendy eateries and a Vue cinema. Broad Street Mall is in the heart of Reading near the Hexagon theatre with great transport links and an abundance of shops. If you’re looking for something a little quirkier, the Harris Shopping Arcade has got everything from comic books, to tattoo parlours, authentic African clothing to real ale and cheese. It’s a must visit for anyone’s journey to Reading.

Reading Culture

Arts, culture and heritage are what makes Reading so special and whether you want to indulge in a spot of retail therapy or marvel at the changes between the old and new parts of the town, Reading will provide. Explore Reading’s history by taking a leisurely stroll through the medieval Abbey or wandering around the many galleries in town, or exhibitions at the town’s museum. If the outdoors is more your thing then Wellington Country Park is well worth a journey; set in 350 acres of parkland, the park is home to beautiful nature trails, lakeside walks and barbeque and picnic areas. Crazy golf, sandpits and a miniature railway will keep the kids entertained for hours.

Staying in Reading?

Before you catch a train from Oxford to Reading, read our handy Guide to Reading to help you to plan a memorable journey.

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