The cheapest buses from Oxford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 26 Sep

Cheapest

£18

Average

£27

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Oxford to Manchester will cost around £ 27 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.

Cheapest
17:45Oxford4h20 22:05Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£181One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:45Oxford4h00 15:45Manchester, Airport
0 changes
£181One-way
15:00Oxford5h15 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£201One-way
11:45Oxford4h30 16:15Manchester
0 changes
£201One-way
12:45Oxford4h30 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£231One-way

Timetable Oxford to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sun, 26 Sep
01:10Oxford4h45 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
07:00Oxford6h10 13:10Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
10:30Oxford6h40 17:10Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
11:45Oxford4h00 15:45Manchester, Airport
0 changes
11:45Oxford4h30 16:15Manchester
0 changes
12:45Oxford4h30 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
15:00Oxford5h15 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
17:45Oxford4h20 22:05Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
20:00Oxford5h15 01:15Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes

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Sat
25 Sep
£93Cross Country
£17Megabus
£393British Airways
Sun
26 Sep
£93Cross Country
£17Megabus
£393British Airways
Mon
27 Sep
£47Cross Country
£15National Express
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Tue
28 Sep
£38Cross Country
£14National Express
£243British Airways
Wed
29 Sep
£38Cross Country
£14National Express
£243British Airways
Thu
30 Sep
£38Cross Country
£14Megabus
£62British Airways
Fri
1 Oct
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
£320British Airways
Sat
2 Oct
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
£90British Airways
Sun
3 Oct
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
£120British Airways
Mon
4 Oct
£47Cross Country
£13National Express
£117British Airways
Tue
5 Oct
£38Cross Country
£14National Express
£62British Airways
Wed
6 Oct
£38Cross Country
£14Megabus
£61British Airways
Fri
8 Oct
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
£117British Airways
Sat
9 Oct
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
£93British Airways
Sun
10 Oct
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
£72British Airways
Mon
11 Oct
£47Cross Country
£14National Express
£66British Airways
Tue
12 Oct
£38Cross Country
£14National Express
£57British Airways
Wed
13 Oct
£38Cross Country
£14National Express
£58British Airways
Thu
14 Oct
£38Cross Country
£14National Express
£62British Airways
Fri
15 Oct
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
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The fastest buses from Oxford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 26 Sep

Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

5 h 2 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

203 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Oxford for Manchester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 203 km distance in an average of 5 h 2 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h .

The slowest buses will take 6 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:45Oxford4h00 15:45Manchester, Airport
0 changes
£181One-way
2nd Fastest
17:45Oxford4h20 22:05Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£181One-way
12:45Oxford4h30 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£231One-way
11:45Oxford4h30 16:15Manchester
0 changes
£201One-way
01:10Oxford4h45 05:55Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£331One-way

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Coach Information between Oxford and Manchester

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 20 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£15 (€17)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Oxford to Manchester cover the 126 miles (203 km) long route taking on average 4 h 20 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £14, but the average price of coach tickets is £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Oxford and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Coach companies

National Express coaches from Oxford to Manchester

Find the best coaches between Oxford and Manchester with Omio's travel partners National Express from £14. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Oxford to Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach between Oxford and Manchester:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from Oxford to Manchester

    National Express offers direct and indirect buses from Oxford to Manchester. The direct service leaves Oxford in the early afternoon, taking just under seven hours to reach Manchester. There are several additional indirect services requiring a change at Milton Keynes Coachway or Birmingham Coach Station. Overnight and late evening departures offer the fastest journey times, reaching Manchester in under five hours. Buses from Oxford to Manchester depart from Oxford Bus Station, on the western edge of the town centre, arriving at the central Manchester Coach Station, near Piccadilly rail station.

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    FAQs
    How much do cheap coaches to Manchester from Oxford cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Oxford to Manchester for as low as £14  for the next 7 days.
    What is the average price of coach tickets from Oxford to Manchester?
    If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Oxford to Manchester coach to cost on average £15  one way.
    What is the distance by coach from Oxford to Manchester?
    The distance between Oxford and Manchester by coach is approximately 126 miles (203 km).
    How long does it take from Oxford to Manchester by coach?
    The coach time to Manchester from Oxford is on average 4 h 20 min  for the 126 miles (203 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Manchester from Oxford by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    When travelling by coach from Oxford to Manchester, which coach station in Oxford do I depart from and which coach station in Manchester do I arrive in?

    When taking a coach from Oxford, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5), Oxford, Bus Station, Gloucester Green and Oxford, Railway Station (Stop R4). When you arrive in Manchester, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Oxford   to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    Where is the coach station in Oxford? Where is the coach station in Manchester?

    The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Oxford, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Oxford.

    The most popular arrival coach station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Manchester.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from Oxford to Manchester?
    Take the Oxford to Manchester coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between Oxford and Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    What time is the earliest coach from Oxford to Manchester? What time is the last coach from Oxford to Manchester?
    The first Oxford to Manchester coach departs at 08: 30   and the last coach from Oxford to Manchester leaves at 17: 50. Check out the most up-to-date Oxford to Manchester coach times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How early should I book coach tickets to Manchester from Oxford to score the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase coach tickets from Oxford to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £15 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from Oxford to Manchester a few months in advance.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Oxford
    Manchester
    Oxford
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