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Chester to Oxford by train

  • First train
    04:22
  • Last train
    22:32
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 37m
  • Distance
    194 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    34
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 1m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Chester to Oxford by train

Fast trains from Chester to Oxford take around 2 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 194 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Oxford.

1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Oxford?

Journeys between Chester and Oxford usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Chester to Oxford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 39 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Oxford?

The Chester to Oxford train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Chester to Oxford train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Oxford is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 04:22 and the last train is around 22:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 23:01.

When to book Chester to Oxford train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Chester to Oxford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chester and Oxford?

More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Oxford, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Oxford to Chester by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.