Travel by Train


Train strikes - Please continue to check national rail website for dates and details for upcoming strikes dates and information. To support staff on these days, parking charges will be suspended. 

Oxford has an extensive rail travel network with a number of providers using the city's central Oxford station and Oxford Parkway station (located north of the ring road).

Oxford Brookes University students and staff can take advantage of a range of transport discounts and offers. See:

Train services

  • Great Western Railway - Operate trains from Oxford to Reading and London Paddington. Change at Didcot Parkway for South Wales and the West of England
  • Cross Country Trains - Operate services from Scotland, North of England, Midlands and the South Coast to Oxford
  • Chiltern Railways - Operate between from Oxford station and London Marylebone, via Oxford Parkway station, Bicester Village, Thame and Haddenham Parkway, Princes Risborough and High Wycombe.
  • The Park and Ride Bus 500 services the Oxford Centre station and Oxford Parkway station.

As part of Network Rail’s ongoing redevelopment of Oxford Station, Oxford Station will be closed from 29 July to 6 August 2023, with a further closure in August 2024 with dates to be confirmed. Further information can be found on the Network Rail website where additional information on alternative services will be added in due course.

Contact us

Central Administration Team
Estates & Campus Services

National enquiries / bookings

Other useful links

  • Traveline - Public transport info for the UK, (including Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland), plus rail, ferry and coach travel between the UK and Ireland and mainland Europe.
  • Student Railcard - Anyone between the ages of 16 and 25 (and mature students aged over 26 in full time education) can get a third off the price of most rail fares anywhere in Britain with a Young Persons' Railcard.
  • Trainhugger - In partnership with the Royal Forestry Society and the Royal Scottish Forestry Society, for each train ticket booked through Trainhugger, they will plant a tree in the UK.