Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Cheapest

£47

Average

£83

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 Manchester to Oxford will cost around £ 83 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 47.

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12:27Manchester Piccadilly2h48 15:15Oxford
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£471One-way
11:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 14:13Oxford
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£831One-way
08:27Manchester Piccadilly2h47 11:14Oxford
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£831One-way
13:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 16:13Oxford
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£931One-way
10:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 13:13Oxford
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£931One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Oxford

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08:27Manchester Piccadilly2h47 11:14Oxford
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09:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 12:13Oxford
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10:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 13:13Oxford
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11:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 14:13Oxford
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12:27Manchester Piccadilly2h48 15:15Oxford
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13:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 16:13Oxford
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Fri
21 Jan
£47Cross Country
£17Megabus
£120British Airways
Sat
22 Jan
£32Cross Country
£17Megabus
£161British Airways
Sun
23 Jan
£95Avanti West Coast
£14Megabus
£63British Airways
Mon
24 Jan
£64Avanti West Coast
£17Megabus
£98British Airways
Tue
25 Jan
£46Cross Country
£12Megabus
£63British Airways
Wed
26 Jan
£47Cross Country
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Thu
27 Jan
£31Cross Country
£14Megabus
£57British Airways
Fri
28 Jan
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
£79British Airways
Sat
29 Jan
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
£61British Airways
Sun
30 Jan
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
£61British Airways
Mon
31 Jan
£47Cross Country
£14Megabus
£63British Airways
Tue
1 Feb
£54Avanti West Coast
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Wed
2 Feb
£91Cross Country
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£61British Airways

Fastest train times from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Fastest Journey

2 h 46 m

Average

2 h 46 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

203 km

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

These direct trains cover the 203 km distance in an average of 2 h 46 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 46 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 48 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
13:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 16:13Oxford
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£931One-way
Fastest
09:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 12:13Oxford
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£991One-way
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10:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 13:13Oxford
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£931One-way
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11:27Manchester Piccadilly2h46 14:13Oxford
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£831One-way
08:27Manchester Piccadilly2h47 11:14Oxford
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£831One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Oxford

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£58 (€66)
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 trip taking on average 2 h 46 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £58, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £32. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Oxford.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Oxford

For as little as £32 you can travel by train from Manchester to Oxford with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

CrossCountry

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

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Manchester to Oxford, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 126 miles (203 km) trip to Oxford from Manchester, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Manchester and Oxford as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains between Manchester and Oxford in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for CrossCountry trains from Manchester to Oxford starting at £32, buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

Manchester to Oxford train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 21 min
  • Average Price: £32
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Manchester to Oxford are the following:

  • 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

What is the price of the cheapest train between Manchester and Oxford?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Manchester to Oxford for the next 7 days starting from £32  one way.

How much does the train from Manchester to Oxford cost on average?

The Manchester to Oxford train ticket price is on average £58  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.

How many miles is it from Manchester to Oxford by train?

You should expect to travel around 126 miles (203 km)  from Manchester to Oxford by train.

How long is the train journey between Manchester and Oxford?

The train time from Manchester to Oxford is on average 2 h 46 min  for the 126 miles (203 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Oxford from Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

What station does the Manchester to Oxford train leave from? Which Oxford train station do I come into from Manchester?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Oxford.

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in Oxford located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Oxford and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (997 m) from the train station to the city centre in Oxford.

What train companies offer a service from Manchester to Oxford?

If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Oxford, you can rely on Cross Country to get you to Oxford. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Manchester to Oxford route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I buy a direct train from Manchester to Oxford?

Yes, there are 10 direct trains per day from Manchester to Oxford. You can look to travel with Cross Country  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.

How many trains per day are there between Manchester and Oxford?

On average, there are 10 trains a day from Manchester to Oxford. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Manchester to Oxford? When does the last train depart from Manchester to Oxford?

The earliest train departing from Manchester to Oxford leaves at 08: 55. The last train departing from Manchester to Oxford leaves at 12: 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.

When should I purchase Manchester Oxford train tickets to score the best deals?

You can find a train to Oxford from Manchester to cost on average £58 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Oxford train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel 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 between Manchester and Oxford.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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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