Manchester to Oxford train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Oxford is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
05:113h03
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
08:14Oxford station (OXF)
£1041One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
06:033h11
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:14Oxford station (OXF)
£1271One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
06:243h53
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:17Oxford station (OXF)
£1271One-way
1 change
Cross Country
06:553h22
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:17Oxford station (OXF)
£1271One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
07:063h32
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:38Oxford station (OXF)
£1271One-way
2 changes

Train timetableManchester to Oxford

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 20 May
Cross Country
05:113h03
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
08:14Oxford station (OXF)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
06:033h11
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:14Oxford station (OXF)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
06:154h00
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:15Oxford station (OXF)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
06:243h53
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:17Oxford station (OXF)
1 change
Cross Country
06:553h22
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:17Oxford station (OXF)
2 changes
Cross Country
07:063h32
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:38Oxford station (OXF)
2 changes

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Train times from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 3 m

Average

3 h 30 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

203 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Oxford every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
05:113h03
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
08:14Oxford station (OXF)
£1041One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
06:033h11
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
09:14Oxford station (OXF)
£1271One-way
1 change
Cross Country
06:553h22
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:17Oxford station (OXF)
£1271One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
07:063h32
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:38Oxford station (OXF)
£1271One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
06:243h53
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:17Oxford station (OXF)
£1271One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Oxford

distanceDistance126 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£90 (€100)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry or Virgin Trains

Trains from Manchester to Oxford cover the 126 miles long route taking on average 2 h 46 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £40, but the average price of train tickets is £90. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Oxford.

Train providers: CrossCountry and Virgin Trains trains Manchester to Oxford

Travel between Manchester and Oxford from £46 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry and Virgin Trains! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Train information from Manchester to Oxford with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 39 min
  • Cheapest Price: £105
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 1 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.

FAQs: Manchester to Oxford train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Oxford can start from as little as £40 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Oxford is £90; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Oxford train time is 2 h 46 min   covering the 126 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Oxford leaves at 05: 11. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Oxford leaves at 20: 25.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Oxford without having to change trains with CrossCountry. There are 11 direct trains from Manchester to Oxford each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Manchester to Oxford train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Manchester and Oxford to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 25.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Oxford, you can end your journey in train stations like Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Oxford, Magdalen Road.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 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.

A trip to Oxford from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 46 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Oxford by train is January.
You have options as you can travel between Manchester and Oxford 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Oxford

Manchester
Oxford
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to Oxford.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
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
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
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.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
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.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
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)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Manchester, Abraham Moss
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