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Train Information from Oxford to Manchester

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£56 (€63)
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 route 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 trip costs around £56, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Oxford and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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Oxford to Manchester with CrossCountry

CrossCountry trains will get you between Oxford and Manchester from £38. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

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

Find the perfect CrossCountry train from Oxford to Manchester for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Oxford and Manchester. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 126 miles (203 km) on this trip and your CrossCountry Oxford to Manchester train ticket can cost as little as £38 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets from Oxford to Manchester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

Train information from Oxford to Manchester with CrossCountry:

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

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between Oxford and Manchester don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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.

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Trains from Oxford to Manchester
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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains from Oxford to Manchester?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Oxford to Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £38  one way.
What is the average price of train tickets to Manchester from Oxford?
The Oxford to Manchester train ticket price is on average £56  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance by train from Oxford to Manchester?
The distance between Oxford and Manchester by train is approximately 126 miles (203 km).
How many hours does it take from Oxford to Manchester by train?
The Oxford to Manchester train duration is on average 2 h 44 min, which is to be expected when travelling 126 miles (203 km) to Manchester from Oxford. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank 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?

There are a few train stations in Oxford to start your trip from including Oxford, Oxford Parkway Station and Oxford, Magdalen Road. In Manchester you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

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

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Oxford and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers offer a service to Manchester from Oxford?
Take the Oxford to Manchester train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Manchester from Oxford as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train to Manchester from Oxford?
Yes, there are 10 direct trains per day from Oxford to Manchester with Cross Country, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
How many train services are there to Manchester from Oxford 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.
What are the first and last departure train times from Oxford to Manchester?
The first Oxford to Manchester train departs at 07: 39   and the last train from Oxford to Manchester leaves at 10: 39. Check out the most up-to-date Oxford to Manchester train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase Oxford to Manchester train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets between Oxford and Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £56 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Oxford to Manchester a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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