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Carlisle to Oxford by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $58.47
  2. 30 day advance $79.76
  • First train
    07:03
  • Last train
    23:44
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 1m
  • Distance
    366 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 22m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Carlisle to Oxford by train

Fast trains from Carlisle to Oxford take around 4 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 366 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Oxford.

1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Oxford?

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

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Carlisle to Oxford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 23 departures.

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

The Carlisle to Oxford train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Oxford is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 07:03 and the last train is around 23:44. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 07:02, and the last at 23:30.

What's the Carlisle to Oxford train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Carlisle to Oxford are $58.47.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $79 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $58. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Carlisle 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 Carlisle to Oxford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Oxford?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

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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.