The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Manchester to Oxford will cost around $ 32 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 28.
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Of the 4 buses that leave Manchester for Oxford every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 203 km distance in an average of 3 h 50 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 15 m .
The slowest buses will take 4 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||126 miles (203 km)|
|Average bus duration||3 h 15 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$24 (€20)|
|Bus providers||National Express|
Buses from Manchester to Oxford cover the 126 miles (203 km) long route taking on average 3 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $23 (€19), but the average price of bus tickets is $24 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5).
Travel between Manchester and Oxford from $23 (€19) with Omio’s bus partners National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.
National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - Oxford bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
When you buy your National Express bus tickets between Manchester and Oxford don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
Manchester to Oxford buses offer a simple, comfortable, and convenient way to travel between these two English cities. While there are no direct services, travelers can choose from 11 indirect options during the week, and 9-11 at weekends. Journey times can be as short as 4 hours 40 minutes, but as long as 8 hours 20 minutes.
Only National Express offers buses from Manchester to Oxford. The UK's biggest coach company runs indirect services every day, all year-round.
Journey times between Manchester and Oxford will vary considerably, so check schedules when booking. The quickest bus journeys take 4 hours 40 minutes, with a change in Birmingham. The slowest can take 8 hours 20 minutes, so there's a lot of variation.
There will be 11 indirect services between Manchester and Oxford every weekday, and 9-11 options on Saturdays and Sundays. All require at least one change, which will generally take place in Birmingham.
Departure Bus Station: Manchester to Oxford buses will leave from Manchester Coach Station. The Coach Station is situated in central Manchester, around 200 meters from Manchester Piccadilly Station (the city's premier transport hub). Travelers can catch trams or overground rail services to Piccadilly, then walk to their coaches, but taxis from most central locations will be the fastest way to reach the Coach Station. The Number 1 bus is another option (alight at Chorlton Street), while anyone coming from Manchester International Airport should take National Express coaches straight to the Coach Station.
Arrival Bus Station: When travelers make the trip from Manchester to Oxford, buses will arrive at Oxford's Gloucester Green Bus Station. Gloucester Green is centrally located, just south of the Ashmolean Museum, north of the Castle, and west of most of the city's historic colleges. Walking is a good route to most nearby attractions, but buses to the city center stop at George Street. The 14A runs straight into the town center, as does the S3 Gold service. If travelers need to get to Oxford Rail Station for onward travel, they need to head west. It's a 15 minute walk, or a 5 minute bus ride.
There are a few bus stations in Manchester to start your journey from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. In Oxford you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5), Oxford, Bus Station, Gloucester Green and Oxford, Railway Station (Stop R4).
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5).
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Manchester.
The most popular arrival bus station, Oxford, St Giles (Stop C5), is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Oxford.
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