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Train Information from Manchester to Oxford

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price£65 (€73)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Manchester to Oxford cover the 126 miles (203 km) long route taking on average 2 h 9 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £38, but the average price of train tickets is £65. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Oxford.

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Crosscountry Railways from Manchester to Oxford

You can travel by train from Manchester to Oxford with Crosscountry Railways for as low as £38. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Crosscountry Railways

It’s easy to book your Crosscountry Railways train ticket from Manchester to Oxford online with Omio! Simply check the current Crosscountry Railways train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Manchester and Oxford as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Crosscountry Railways train tickets online. Prices for Crosscountry Railways trains from Manchester to Oxford start at £38 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 126 miles (203 km). If you search for Crosscountry Railways trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Crosscountry Railways tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train from Manchester to Oxford. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Manchester to Oxford Crosscountry Railways train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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
How much do cheap trains between Manchester and Oxford cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Oxford from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £38  one way.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Manchester to Oxford on average?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Oxford train to cost on average £65  one way.
What is the distance by train from Manchester to Oxford?
The train distance from Manchester to Oxford is around 126 miles (203 km).
How long does it take from Manchester to Oxford by train?
On average the train from Manchester to Oxford duration is 2 h 9 min  for the 126 miles (203 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Manchester to Oxford, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Oxford do I arrive in?

Some of the Manchester train stations to Oxford you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Oxford include Oxford, Oxford Parkway Station and Oxford, Magdalen Road.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Oxford.

Where is the Manchester train station located? Where is the Oxford train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Oxford, called Oxford, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Manchester to Oxford?
Take the Manchester to Oxford train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip to Oxford from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train from Manchester to Oxford?
Yes, there are 10 direct trains per day to Oxford from Manchester, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Cross Country  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services are there to Oxford from Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Oxford is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Manchester to Oxford? When is the last train from Manchester to Oxford?
If you prefer early morning trains from Manchester to Oxford, the first train leaves at 07: 27. If you prefer late night trains from Manchester to Oxford, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 27. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Oxford schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
When should I book Manchester Oxford train tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Oxford is on average £65 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Manchester and Oxford available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Oxford
Manchester Oxford Road
Amenities
Manchester Piccadilly
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Victoria
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