How to get from Birmingham to Oldham

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from Birmingham to Oldham

You can get from Birmingham to Oldham by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Birmingham to Oldham on 12 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Birmingham to Oldham

distanceDistance73 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £46
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 2 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £46 • 1 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 73 miles from Birmingham to Oldham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Birmingham to Oldham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Oldham

Travel to Oldham 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 Birmingham to Oldham.

There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Oldham: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Oldham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £6.

This is compared to other travel options to Oldham:

A coach is generally £39 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £46 from Birmingham to Oldham.

The fastest way from Birmingham to Oldham is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 24 min.

Other travel options to Oldham from Birmingham can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h   of travel time.

Oldham is approximately 73 miles away from Birmingham.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Oldham is:

  • 7 coaches a day.
  • 26 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Birmingham and Oldham as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Oldham:

  • Coaches most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Oldham at Oldham, Cheapside.
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in Oldham King Street.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Oldham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to Oldham by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Birmingham to Oldham for £6.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Oldham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Birmingham to Oldham tickets on Omio for £46.

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Oldham with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 7 direct coaches per day to Oldham with Megabus.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Oldham tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to Oldham often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Bradford or Leeds. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and Oldham itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Oldham and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Birmingham to Oldham, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £6 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £46 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Oldham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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