Day Trip to Oxford by Rail with Open Top Bus Tour

Activity code: 920

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Departure Paddington Station
Start Time 8:50am
E-Ticket Accepted


  • Discover the city of Oxford on a day trip
  • Open return train tickets – Standard Class
  • Hop–On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour
  • Free time to explore Oxford
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour commentary available in: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Polish and Portuguese


Take a day out of London to see the sights of beautiful Oxford! This day tour by rail will whisk you to the stunning university town in no time at all, giving you hours to explore the highlights of Oxford. This package includes a hop-on hop-off open top bus tour for fun and informative travel around the city!

London to Oxford by Rail
Your train to Oxford from Paddington Station will depart at 9:21am, so make sure you arrive at the station with your e-tickets to check in with a Golden Tours representative at the Information Desk in front of Platform 2, by 8.50am! Your journey from London to Oxford will take just over an hour, travelling in a north-west direction from the city.

Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour
Once you arrive in Oxford, hop on an open top bus for an airy tour of the city! Climb to the top deck of the bus as you are driven through Oxford and past the gorgeous architecture in to the heart of this historic university town. You'll see all the famous colleges and can also view the Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre and other wonderful buildings during the tour.

You will learn about Oxford from the on-board audio guide as you discover the city at your own pace. We recommend paying a visit to Christ Church College as this recognisable University of Oxford college was used for filming of the Harry Potter series! You could also do a bit of shopping in the city centre or take a stroll down the quaint cobbled alleyways to see what surprising gem might be hidden away!

Return to London
You are free to choose when you return. Trains return to London every 10-15 minutes until approximately 10pm

Please Note: Train times can change with little prior warning. Please ensure that you provide your contact number and email address when booking, so we can notify you of any changes in the services.
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Additional Information

What's Included:

  • Standard class return train tickets to Oxford
  • Meet and greet at Paddington station
  • Hop-on hop-off open top bus tour

What's Excluded:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entry to additional attractions
  • Food or drink
  • Hotel transfers
Please Note:
  • Full refund if cancelled up to 14 days prior to travel date.
  • Please check you enter the correct email address at check-out. Your entry e-tickets will be emailed to you around 10 days before your travel at the latest. 
  • Stop 13 is now DROP OFF ONLY and near Wadham College on Parks Road (Stop name changed to Wadham College).
  • Stop 14 is still on Broad Street but moved into a planter near Blackwell (Stop name Trinity College).