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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Oxford to Cardiff. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Oxford to Cardiff?

On average, a train ticket from Oxford to Cardiff will cost you £ 50.67. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 37.30. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Journey Details

Best price £ 37.30
Journey duration 4 h 4 min
Connections per day 44
First departure 07:52
Last departure 23:21
Distance 84.5 mi
Chiltern Railways-logo
Chiltern Railways
Duration: 2 h 55 min
Oxford Parkway - Cardiff Central
10:44 - 13:39
£ 37.30
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Chiltern Railways
Duration: 3 h 3 min
Oxford Parkway - Cardiff Central
11:32 - 14:35
£ 37.30
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Chiltern Railways
Duration: 3 h 34 min
Oxford Parkway - Cardiff Central
12:02 - 15:36
£ 37.30
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Chiltern Railways
Duration: 2 h 47 min
Oxford Parkway - Cardiff Central
12:49 - 15:36
£ 37.30
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Chiltern Railways
Duration: 2 h 48 min
Oxford Parkway - Cardiff Central
13:47 - 16:35
£ 37.30
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Chiltern Railways
Duration: 2 h 54 min
Oxford Parkway - Cardiff Central
14:41 - 17:35
£ 37.30
Chiltern Railways-logo
Chiltern Railways
Duration: 2 h 55 min
Oxford Parkway - Cardiff Central
15:41 - 18:36
£ 37.30

How long is the journey from Oxford to Cardiff by train?

The journey from Oxford to Cardiff covers a distance of 85.1 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 4 h 4 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 h 24 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Oxford to Cardiff faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from Oxford to Cardiff?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Oxford to Cardiff, which usually leaves at 07:52. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 23:21. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

When traveling from Oxford to Cardiff by train, which stations can I use?

In Oxford, departure stations include Oxford Parkway. When you arrive in Cardiff, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Cardiff Central. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many daily journeys are there from Oxford to Cardiff?

The route from Oxford to Cardiff is served by providers including Nationalrail. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 48 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Oxford 44 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Oxford to Cardiff, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 44 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.

Stations of departure

Oxford Parkway

Destination stations

Cardiff Central
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