Manchester to Oxford train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for 15 Aug

Cheapest

£50

Average

£91

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.

Cross Country
18:27Manchester2h47 21:14Oxford
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£501One-way
Cross Country
08:46Manchester3h27 12:13Oxford
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£951One-way
Cross Country
09:27Manchester2h46 12:13Oxford
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£951One-way
Cross Country
17:46Manchester4h27 22:13Oxford
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£951One-way
Cross Country
14:27Manchester2h47 17:14Oxford
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£951One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Oxford

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 15 August
Cross Country
08:46Manchester3h27 12:13Oxford
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Cross Country
09:27Manchester2h46 12:13Oxford
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West Midlands Railway
09:55Manchester5h18 15:13Oxford
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Cross Country
10:27Manchester2h46 13:13Oxford
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Cross Country
12:27Manchester2h46 15:13Oxford
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West Midlands Railway
14:01Manchester5h01 19:02Oxford
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Cross Country
14:27Manchester2h47 17:14Oxford
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Cross Country
15:43Manchester3h31 19:14Oxford
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Cross Country
17:46Manchester4h27 22:13Oxford
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Cross Country
18:27Manchester2h47 21:14Oxford
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for 15 Aug

Fastest Journey

2 h 46 m

Average

3 h 33 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

203 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Manchester for Oxford every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
12:27Manchester2h46 15:13Oxford
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£951One-way
Cross Country
09:27Manchester2h46 12:13Oxford
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£951One-way
Cross Country
10:27Manchester2h46 13:13Oxford
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£961One-way
Cross Country
18:27Manchester2h47 21:14Oxford
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£501One-way
Cross Country
14:27Manchester2h47 17:14Oxford
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£951One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Oxford

distanceDistance126 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£92 (€104)
frequencyTrain frequency15 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Oxford cover the 126 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 46 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 15 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £86, but the average price of train tickets is £92. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Oxford.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Oxford

Travel between Manchester and Oxford from £86 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Manchester and Oxford you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket from Manchester to Oxford online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Oxford from Manchester as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains from Manchester to Oxford start at £86 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 126 miles (203 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train to Oxford from Manchester. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Manchester to Oxford CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Train information from Manchester to Oxford with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 47 min
  • Average Price: £86
  • CrossCountry frequency: 14 a day

Trains from Manchester to Oxford: Journey Details

CrossCountry provides direct trains from Manchester to Oxford. The weekday timetable begins with a very early morning departure and continues with an hourly service until mid evening. A later evening indirect CrossCountry service involves a change at Birmingham New Street. Journey times are approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. The slightly reduced Sunday schedule features a later first departure from Manchester. Weekday off-peak fares are available on departures from 9:30 a.m. and later.

Taking the Train from Manchester

Trains from Manchester to Oxford depart from Manchester Piccadilly station, located on the south-east side of the city centre. The station is close to the Metrolink tram stop, with connections to the airport and across the city. There are bus stops for a wide variety of city routes by the Fairfield Street entrance and on Piccadilly Gardens. The free Metroshuttle bus operates a circular route around the city centre from Piccadilly. The taxi rank is located by the Fairfield Street entrance.

Getting into Oxford by Train

Oxford is a world famous university city, distinguished by the elegant architecture of the colleges that dominate the centre, and by prominent historic sites such as the 14th-century New College. With a large student population, there is a constant cultural buzz, and Oxford has some of England's most atmospheric vintage pubs. Trains from Manchester to Oxford arrive at the main station situated to the west of the city centre. Bus stops are located immediately outside the station, on Frideswide Square and Park End Street. The Gloucester Green bus terminus is about 5 minutes walk eastwards from the station. The taxi rank is sited close to the station entrance.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Oxford

Travel by train to Oxford easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Oxford.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Oxford from Manchester for as little as £86  in the next 7 days.
The Manchester to Oxford train ticket price is on average £92  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Oxford from Manchester via train to be approximately 126 miles.
On average the Manchester to Oxford train time is 2 h 46 min  covering the 126 miles long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Oxford.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Oxford, located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.

Take the Manchester to Oxford train with Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Manchester and Oxford as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 14 direct trains a day to Oxford from Manchester. If you’re looking for a direct train from Manchester to Oxford, consider travelling with Cross Country. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Oxford is 15 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Manchester to Oxford leaves at 06: 27. The last train departing from Manchester to Oxford leaves at 19: 27. You can find the latest Manchester to Oxford train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
If you book a train ticket between Manchester and Oxford within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £92 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Manchester and Oxford are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Oxford
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip from Manchester to Oxford.
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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