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Oxford to Canterbury by train

  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 37m
  • Distance
    171 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    36
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 20m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Oxford to Canterbury by train

Fast trains from Oxford to Canterbury take around 2 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 171 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Oxford and Canterbury.

1. Are there direct trains from Oxford to Canterbury?

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

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Oxford to Canterbury 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 36 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Canterbury is usually scheduled to depart Oxford around 04:00 and the last train is around 22:11. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Oxford around 04:00, and the last at 00:27.

When to book Oxford to Canterbury 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 Oxford to Canterbury by train.

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Which train companies operate between Oxford and Canterbury?

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

  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Canterbury to Oxford 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.