There are 6 ways to get from Reading to Oxford by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  23 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Oxford

$14 - $50

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Rideshare  •  57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to Oxford 26.2 miles

$4

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Bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading, Station North Interchange (Reading Station North Entrance) to Oxford City Centre, Police Station (Stop P2) X38|river rapids / ...

$10

Night train  •  31 min

  1. Take the night train from Reading to Oxford

$14 - $27

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Oxford 26.1 miles

$90 - $120

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Oxford 26.1 miles

$5 - $9

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reading, Station North Interchange (Reading Station North Entrance) station and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Police Station (Stop P2) station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at Oxford. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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The distance between Reading and Oxford is 24 miles. The road distance is 26.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 23 min and costs .

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The train from Reading to Oxford takes 23 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Reading to Oxford bus services, operated by Thames Travel, arrive at Reading, Station North Interchange (Reading Station North Entrance).

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Reading to Oxford train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Oxford is to train which takes 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 17 min.

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Reading to Oxford bus services, operated by Thames Travel, arrive at Oxford City Centre, Police Station (Stop P2).

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Reading to Oxford train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Oxford station.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Duration: 23 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Oxford, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Reading to Oxford hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 23 min. Great Western Railway also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Thames Travel operates a bus from Reading to Oxford every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 1 h 17 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Oxford
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Bus operators
Thames Travel
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Reading, Station North Interchange (Reading Station North Entrance) to Oxford City Centre, Police Station (Stop P2)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Reading to Oxford
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Reading to Oxford
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Oxford is 26 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Reading to Oxford.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Reading and Oxford. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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