Trains to Oxford

Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. With an estimated 2016 population of 170,350, it is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse.

The city is situated 57 miles (92 km) from London, 69 miles (111 km) from Bristol, 65 miles (105 km) from both Southampton and Birmingham and 25 miles (40 km) from Reading.

The city is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate notable examples of every English architectural period since the late Saxon period. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold. Oxford has a broad economic base. Its industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses, some being academic offshoots.

Getting there

Oxford is the main railway station although there is a second station, Oxford Parkway, just outside the city at the park and ride site near Kidlington.

Oxford railway station is half a mile (about 1 km) west of the city centre. The station serves Reading, Bouremouth, Manchester Piccadilly and Newcastle, London Paddington, Banbury and Hereford and London Marylebone.

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Last updated:   25 October 2018