Oxford to Manchester train

Tue, 16 Jul
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Cheap train tickets from Oxford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
09:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
12:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£541One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
11:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
14:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£541One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
12:102h49
Oxford station (OXF)
14:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£971One-way
1 change
Cross Country
10:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
13:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£971One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
11:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1091One-way
0 changes

Train timetableOxford to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 July
Cross Country
08:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
11:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
12:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Cross Country
10:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
13:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Cross Country
11:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
14:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Cross Country
12:102h49
Oxford station (OXF)
14:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Cross Country
12:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
15:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes

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Train times from Oxford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 49 m

Average

2 h 49 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

203 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Oxford for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
12:102h49
Oxford station (OXF)
14:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£971One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
12:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£541One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
11:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£1091One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
11:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
14:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£541One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:392h50
Oxford station (OXF)
13:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£971One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Oxford to Manchester

distanceDistance126 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£75 (€85)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry or Virgin Trains

Trains from Oxford to Manchester cover the 126 miles long route taking on average 2 h 49 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £75, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £35. Travellers depart most frequently from Oxford and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry and Virgin Trains trains Oxford to Manchester

You can travel by train to Manchester from Oxford with CrossCountry and Virgin Trains for as low as £35. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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.

Virgin Trains from Oxford to Manchester train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 17 min
  • Cheapest Price: £106

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.

FAQs: Oxford to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Oxford 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.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Oxford to Manchester can start from as little as £35 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Oxford to Manchester is £75; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Oxford to Manchester train time is 2 h 49 min   covering the 126 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Oxford to Manchester leaves at 05: 39. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Oxford to Manchester leaves at 20: 40.
Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day from Oxford to Manchester with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the journey from Oxford to Manchester you can take a train with CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Manchester from Oxford on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 40.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Oxford, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Manchester from Oxford is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 49 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Oxford to Manchester by train is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Oxford to Manchester including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Oxford and Manchester

Oxford
Manchester
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 between Oxford and Manchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transport options for Oxford
Location for Rail Replacement Services: From station forecourt in front of station
The major train station for arrivals in Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip to Manchester from 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
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