Train Travel

  • 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.

    Train companies in Oxford

    • 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.

    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.