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Overview: Train from Oxford to Manchester

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£53 (€61)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Oxford to Manchester cover the 126 miles (203 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 44 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 £53, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £47. Travellers depart most frequently from Oxford and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Oxford to Manchester

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets from Oxford to Manchester from £47 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.


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

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train to Manchester from Oxford. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Oxford - Manchester trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest route available. The distance between Oxford and Manchester is around 126 miles (203 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £47. As you check the latest Oxford to Manchester train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Manchester safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket from Oxford to Manchester so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Train information from Oxford to Manchester with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 21 min
  • Average Price: £47
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between Oxford and Manchester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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 Oxford to Manchester: Journey Details

Trains from Oxford to Manchester run throughout the morning and early afternoon. The first train of the day leaves at around 8:00 am. Trains then leave roughly every 30 minutes, until the last train of the day, which leaves at just after 12:30 am. Some services run direct, and others have one stop; the average journey time is just under 3 hours. Trains are provided by Cross Country. Early morning fares are significantly more expensive than mid-morning or afternoon fares.

Taking the Train from Oxford

Oxford train station is located on Becket Street. It is situated to the west of the city, but is only a short walk from the city centre. There are two bus stops directly outside the station, and several bus services connect the station to the rest of the city. These buses run during the day and in the evening. There is a car park adjacent to the station for travellers arriving by car. There is also a taxi rank directly outside the entrance to the station.

Getting into Manchester by Train

Manchester is a city that is perfect for culture-lovers and anyone who loves to shop. Its bustling city centre is filled with fun and artistic bars and galleries, and it is home to some of the best shopping in the U.K! Trains from Oxford to Manchester leave from Manchester Piccadilly. Piccadilly station is the main train station in Manchester, and it is situated slightly to the south-east of the city. However, it is still easily accessible on foot or by bicycle. There are many different buses that serve the station. They run throughout the day and at night, as well as on weekends and bank holidays.

Travel Tips: Trains from Oxford to Manchester

Travel by train to Manchester 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 Oxford to Manchester.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Oxford to Manchester?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Oxford and Manchester to cost as little as £47  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Oxford to Manchester on average?

The Oxford to Manchester train ticket price is on average £53  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.

What is the distance from Oxford to Manchester by train?

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

How many hours does it take from Oxford to Manchester by train?

The train time from Oxford to Manchester is on average 2 h 44 min  for the 126 miles (203 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Manchester from Oxford by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

When travelling by train from Oxford to Manchester, which train station in Oxford do I depart from and which train station in Manchester do I arrive in?

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

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Oxford, located approximately 0.6 miles (997 m) from the city centre of Oxford. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from its city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Oxford to Manchester?

Take the Oxford to Manchester train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Oxford to Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains are there from Oxford to Manchester a day?

The average number of trains departing Oxford for Manchester is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Oxford to Manchester? When is the last train from Oxford to Manchester?

If you prefer early morning trains from Oxford to Manchester, the first train leaves at 08: 39. If you prefer late night trains from Oxford to Manchester, the last train of the day leaves at 18: 39. Omio shows you the latest train from Oxford to Manchester times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How early should I buy train tickets between Oxford and Manchester to score the best deals?

You can find a train to Manchester from Oxford to cost on average £53 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 journey. You’ll see tickets for the Oxford to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Oxford is Oxford. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Oxford for your trip to Manchester from Oxford.