How to travel from Reading to Oxford

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Travel Information to Oxford from Reading

distanceDistance24 miles (38 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$5 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 21 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Rail

Take a train or bus to travel 24 miles (38 km) between Reading and Oxford. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Reading to Oxford.

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from Reading to Oxford

How to get from Reading to Oxford by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Reading to Oxford is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Great Western Railway
Reading station (RDG)
10:16AMOxford station (OXF)
0 transfers
Cross Country
Reading station (RDG)
09:38AMOxford station (OXF)
0 transfers
Cross Country
Reading station (RDG)
09:38AMOxford station (OXF)
0 transfers
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Great Western Railway
Reading station (RDG)
09:43AMOxford station (OXF)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
Reading station (RDG)
09:15AMOxford station (OXF)
0 transfers
Cross Country
Reading station (RDG)
08:38AMOxford station (OXF)
0 transfers
1 transfer
National Express
1 transfer
National Express
1 transfer

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All travel companies: Bus from Reading to Oxford

Find the best route to Oxford from Reading with National Express and CrossCountry. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Reading - Oxford travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    FAQs: Travel from Reading to Oxford

    FAQs: Travel to Oxford easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Reading to Oxford.

    You can get to Oxford from Reading 2 different ways: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Oxford from Reading is by taking a train, which costs on average $5 (€4).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Reading to Oxford:

    Taking a train costs $16 (€14) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $21 (€18) for the same trip.

    The fastest way to get to Oxford from Reading is by train with an average travel time of 21 min.

    Other travel options to Oxford take longer:

    Bus takes 2 h 35 min on average.

    Oxford is approximately 24 miles (38 km) away from Reading.

    The average frequency per day from Reading to Oxford is:

    • 25 trains a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Reading and Oxford as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Reading to Oxford:

    • Buses mostly depart from Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge) and arrive in Oxford, Gloucester Green Bus Station.
    • Trains mostly depart from Reading and arrive in Oxford.

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Reading to Oxford:

    • You can take a bus from Reading to Oxford with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $64 (€56) with National Express from Reading to Oxford.
    • You can take a train from Reading to Oxford with Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. Cheap tickets can be found for $5 (€4) with Great Western Rail from Reading to Oxford.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Reading to Oxford with the following travel companies:

    • 19 direct trains per day with Great Western Rail or CrossCountry.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Oxford as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Reading and Oxford.

    Your trip from Reading to Oxford doesn't have to end in Oxford. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Cambridge, Manchester, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Cambridge, Manchester, Bristol or Birmingham to your Reading to Oxford tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Oxford today!

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