Oxford, known as the 'City of Dreaming Spires,' is world-renowned for its colleges and universities, steeped in history, and is only a short distance from London by train.
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For centuries, the city has been home to royalty and scholars. In more modern times, the city is a bustling hub, with its blend of ancient and modern, offering plenty of activities. Whether it's visiting historic buildings, colleges, or museums, enjoying a drink or meal, or indulging in retail therapy, there is truly something for everyone in this city.
With convenient trains running to Oxford from major cities such as Birmingham, Manchester, and London, discover the benefits and savings of split ticketing. With Trainsplit's unique journey planner, we can find affordable train routes and ways to reduce the cost of your train travel.
The Trainsplit app makes it easy to find cheaper alternative journeys through split ticketing.
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The small-town feel persists in many parts of the city, and one of the best ways to explore Oxford is by foot. There are numerous public spaces where you can walk, and taking various walks is a great way to get to know the city and learn about its history and culture.
Cycling is a popular form of transport within the city, with many city centre streets closed or partly closed to motor vehicles. You can hire a bike from cycle shops throughout the city or a self-service Brompton dock conveniently located at Oxford railway station.
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If you prefer not to walk or cycle, Oxford has an excellent bus network within the city, and there are taxi ranks at Oxford Railway Station and St Giles' in the city centre.
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Discover Oxford from the water with punting. Situated underneath Magdalen College Tower, you can hire punts for groups of up to 5 people and even a chauffeur, with the option of a picnic basket on request - Oxford Punting.
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The Bodleian Libraries: Founded in 1602, it is the largest academic library system in the UK, hosting scholars, including J.R.R. Tolkien. Explore spaces used in popular films like Harry Potter.
Pitt Rivers Museum: Founded in 1884, it showcases over 300,000 objects collected from cultures around the world.
Oxford University & City Tour with Alumni Guide: Walk inside the famous university, learning about its traditions and architectural jewels from someone with firsthand experience.
The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour: Discover the behind-the-scenes of crafting award-winning Vodka, Gin, and Rye Whisky.
Oxford Covered Market: Dating back to the 1770s, it offers local produce, crafts, and various places to eat and drink.
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Oxford is well-known for its boat race between Oxford and Cambridge universities, which first started in 1829. This event takes place in London on the famous Champion Course in West London, stretching between Putney and Mortlake.
The city also hosts other sports, such as the Oxford United Football Club, which is the largest local football club. So, if you would like to kick about in the local park, get active in a leisure centre, or row a boat, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to get fit, have fun, and meet new people.
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There are various ways to cut down on your travel costs to Oxford and save money on your train tickets.
Plan ahead and book early: One of the easiest ways to get cheap train tickets is by planning ahead and getting Advance tickets. Booking your train tickets early can help you save money, with advance tickets becoming available up to 12 weeks before your journey.
Use a railcard: Another easy way to maximise your savings on train tickets is to get a railcard. With a railcard, you could save up to a third on your tickets, and if you make a few train journeys, the railcard will pay for itself in no time. Did you know that Trainsplit now sells digital railcards? To see the railcards that we offer and the eligibility requirements, just click here.
Consider an alternative route: Oxford is well-connected to other parts of the country. If you are not traveling from London, why not consider a route that doesn't go via London? Using Trainsplit’s journey planner will search for cheaper routes and could possibly save you money on your train tickets. The journey may take a little longer, and you may have to change trains, but the savings could be worth it.
Split your tickets: With Trainsplit’s unique journey planner, we search for the best-priced train tickets for your journey. You can easily discover the best split ticketing, the cheapest combination of tickets for your journey, and best of all, Trainsplit will do all the work for you and doesn’t charge a booking fee.
More than two people traveling together: Going as a group of friends or family? Take a look at Group Save train tickets; these are a great way to get discounted train tickets for groups of 3 - 9 people.
Travel at quieter times: Don’t need to travel so early in the morning? Why not travel off-peak to save money on more expensive train tickets, and these trains can be a lot quieter too. Off-peak times usually start from around 09:30 onwards.
By using these tips along with Trainsplit's unique journey planner, searching for the best train ticket deals, now is the time to explore new destinations and maximise the savings on your train journeys.
Remember, if you have any questions about train travel or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our team. We're here to help you plan a memorable journey.