Great Western Railway + TfL Rail: Oxford to Heathrow Terminal 4 via Slough and Hayes & Harlington by Train

Coming to the end of my UK holiday, it's now time to head back to Heathrow Airport for my flight back to KL and Singapore. As I had purchased an Off-Peak Return ticket to Oxford, I'm heading back to the airport by train too. While not as convenient as getting a direct bus, they are … Continue reading Great Western Railway + TfL Rail: Oxford to Heathrow Terminal 4 via Slough and Hayes & Harlington by Train

Chiltern Railways: Oxford to London Marylebone by Train

The Chiltern Railways service from Oxford to London Marylebone is a new alternative route to travel from Oxford directly into Central London since 2015 with substantial upgrades to the Oxford–Bicester Line allowing trains to run on the short branch line and curve directly towards High Wycombe and London Marylebone without terminating at Bicester Village. Since … Continue reading Chiltern Railways: Oxford to London Marylebone by Train

Oxford Tube: London Victoria Station (Stop 10A) to Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station by 24 Hour Bus Service

The Oxford Tube, contrary to its name, is a high-frequency bus service between London and Oxford. (No, the Underground aka the Tube doesn't go to Oxford - that might be a long and painful all-stop ride.) On top of it being the cheapest bus service between London and Oxford, with the other competitor being the … Continue reading Oxford Tube: London Victoria Station (Stop 10A) to Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station by 24 Hour Bus Service

Great Western Railway: Oxford to London Paddington by Train (Advance Single)

There are a few types of tickets sold on National Rail, with the usual ones that I've been using allowing flexibility in which train you take and the routing you may so choose. However, certain tickets if bought in advance actually go at a discounted rate with added restrictions such as being non-refundable and only … Continue reading Great Western Railway: Oxford to London Paddington by Train (Advance Single)

Chiltern Railways: London Marylebone to Oxford by Train

There are actually two options to travel between London - the first being on the Great Western Railway which I took into London, and another by Chiltern Railways on a different line altogether departing from London Marylebone. Having a London Terminals ticket allows me the flexibility to decide whichever station I would like to depart … Continue reading Chiltern Railways: London Marylebone to Oxford by Train

CrossCountry: Birmingham International to Oxford by Train

After the rush to Birmingham International from the Ryanair plane from Dublin via the AirRail Link and finally at Birmingham International Railway Station just barely in time, I've never felt so happy and relieved to see that my train was delayed, giving me a few extra minutes to breathe on the platform before getting on … Continue reading CrossCountry: Birmingham International to Oxford by Train