Service from Liverpool to Oxford runs 6 times daily, with most departures occurring between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and one additional departure at midnight. While direct connections are available for this 4.5 to 6.5 hour journey, passengers may be required to change once at either Milton Keynes or Birmingham.
A buzzing city in the north of England, Liverpool is famous for its industrial heritage, its nightlife, its connection to the Beatles, and its abundance of great shopping opportunities. Start with viewing the city’s history at the Albert Dock, a massive, striking remnant of the city’s days as a center of the industrial revolution. To explore Liverpool’s more recent past as the home of the Beatles, visit the city’s most popular museum, The Beatles Story, which has plenty of memorabilia to keep fans entertained. If you’re coming to the city with shopping on your mind, head directly to Liverpool One, which is the largest open-air shopping center in the country and is home to three levels of shopping and entertainment. If you prefer something a little more upmarket, head to MetQuarter, which is more exclusive and focuses on designer-label fashion. For a night out, the best place to start is the area around Mathew Street and Concert Square.
Home to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UK, Oxford is a treasure trove of history, art, and museums. To get a taste of the university, take a tour of some of the colleges: Christ Church and Magdalen College are particularly noteworthy. Bodleian Library, one of the oldest and most beautiful public libraries in the world, should not be missed. Then, explore some of the city’s many first-class museums: the University & Pitt Rivers Museums are both worth a visit. For an evening drink, soak in the academic atmosphere at the Eagle and Child, which used to be a favourite haunt of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.