How to get from Oxford to Manchester

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from Oxford to Manchester

You can get from Oxford to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Oxford to Manchester on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:50Oxford3h20 22:10Manchester, Airport
0 changes
£201One-way
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17:25Oxford4h30 21:55Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
£201One-way
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18:50Oxford3h50 22:40Manchester
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£201One-way
10:00Oxford4h20 14:20Manchester, Airport
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£201One-way
10:00Oxford4h55 14:55Manchester
0 changes
£201One-way

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Travel Information between Oxford and Manchester

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£23 - £209
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £23 • 3 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £209 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or Cross Country

Travel 126 miles (203 km) by flight, coach or train from Oxford to 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 £23. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are British Airways, National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Oxford to Manchester.

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FAQs

There are 3 travel options from Oxford to Manchester: flight, coach or train.

The cheapest way from Oxford to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £23 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is generally £186 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £209 from Oxford to Manchester.

A coach is generally £75 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £98 from Oxford to Manchester.

The quickest way to travel from Oxford to Manchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 43 min.

The distance between Oxford and Manchester is around 126 miles (203 km).

The average frequency per day from Oxford to Manchester is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • 15 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Oxford to Manchester:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Oxford, St Aldate's and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly.

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:

  • British Airways can take you to Manchester by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for British Airways from Oxford to Manchester for £209.
  • Travel with National Express to go to Manchester by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Oxford to Manchester tickets on Omio for £23.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Oxford to Manchester tickets on Omio for £98.

Yes, there are direct services available to Manchester from Oxford with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by plane with British Airways with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find 1 direct coach per day with.
  • You can find around 15 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Cross Country.

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 to Manchester from Oxford.

Many of our customers travelling from Oxford to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your Oxford and Manchester trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Oxford to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing £209 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost £23 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £98 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Manchester from Oxford online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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