Service from Oxford to Cardiff runs 4 times a day from around 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. As direct connections are not available for this 5.5 to 6.5 hour journey, passengers will need to transfer once at either Birmingham or Bristol.
Home to one of the world's oldest and most famous universities, Oxford is as famous for its historical architecture as for the stream of academic greats who have studied, lived, and taught in the city. Be sure to visit both Christ Church and Magdalen, two of the university's most famous and gorgeous colleges to get a sense of the history and tradition that surrounds this important institution. Book enthusiasts should stop by the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world, before making their way to the Oxford University Press Bookshop and Blackwell's Books, which was founded in 1879 and features 10,000 square feet of retail space tunnelled beneath the Trinity College Gardens. For a drink in a historic atmosphere, visit The Bear, which was founded in 1492 - watch out for the low ceilings though!