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from Oxford to Manchester

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21 Jan
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22 Jan
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23 Jan
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24 Jan
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25 Jan
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26 Jan
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27 Jan
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28 Jan
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29 Jan
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30 Jan
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Travel Information between Oxford and Manchester

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £91
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 3 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £84 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, British Airways or Cross Country

Travel 126 miles (203 km) by coach, flight or train between Oxford and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus, British Airways or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Oxford to Manchester.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Oxford to Manchester

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FAQs

What are my travel options from Oxford to Manchester?

There are 3 ways to travel from Oxford to Manchester including taking a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Oxford and Manchester?

The cheapest way from Oxford to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £14 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is about £70 less than a flight, which costs on average £84 for this trip.

A coach is £77 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Oxford to Manchester costing on average £91.

What is the fastest way to get to Manchester from Oxford?

The fastest way from Oxford to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

Other travel options between Oxford and Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 3 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 44 min   on average.

How far is it from Oxford to Manchester?

Manchester is approximately 126 miles (203 km) away from Oxford.

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

The average frequency per day from Oxford to Manchester is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Manchester from Oxford as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Oxford to Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Oxford to Manchester:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5) and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from Oxford and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Who can get me from Oxford to Manchester?

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

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Manchester by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Oxford to Manchester tickets on Omio for £14.
  • British Airways can get you to Manchester by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from Oxford to Manchester for £84 on Omio.
  • Travel with Cross Country for trains to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Cross Country Oxford to Manchester tickets on Omio for £91.

Is there a way to travel directly from Oxford to Manchester?

Yes, there are direct services available between Oxford and Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Megabus with direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by plane with British Airways with direct flights per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Cross Country with 10 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Oxford and Manchester.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Oxford to Manchester ends?

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

How early should I buy Oxford to Manchester tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Oxford to Manchester, 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 on average £14 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £84 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £91 one way on average.

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