Manchester to Oxford bus

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for Aug 17

Cheapest

21

Average

40

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.

Cheapest
04:55PMManchester3h55 08:50PMOxford
0 transfers
211One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:00AMManchester4h25 03:25PMOxford
0 transfers
271One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:30AMManchester, Airport3h55 03:25PMOxford
0 transfers
271One-way
01:30PMManchester, Coach Station6h40 08:10PMOxford
1 transfer
431One-way
12:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 05:50PMOxford
1 transfer
441One-way

Bus schedule from Manchester to Oxford

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17
04:10AMManchester, Coach Station6h45 10:55AMOxford
1 transfer
06:40AMManchester, Coach Station6h10 12:50PMOxford
1 transfer
11:00AMManchester4h25 03:25PMOxford
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11:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h20 04:50PMOxford
1 transfer
11:30AMManchester, Airport3h55 03:25PMOxford
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12:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 05:50PMOxford
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01:30PMManchester, Coach Station6h40 08:10PMOxford
1 transfer
04:55PMManchester3h55 08:50PMOxford
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06:15PMManchester, Coach Station5h30 11:45PMOxford
1 transfer
09:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h00 02:00AMOxford
1 transfer

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Bus times from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for Aug 17

Fastest Journey

3 h 55 m

Average

5 h 18 m

Buses per day

10

Distance

203 km

Of the 10 buses that leave Manchester for Oxford every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
04:55PMManchester3h55 08:50PMOxford
0 transfers
211One-way
Fastest
11:30AMManchester, Airport3h55 03:25PMOxford
0 transfers
271One-way
2nd Fastest
11:00AMManchester4h25 03:25PMOxford
0 transfers
271One-way
09:00PMManchester, Coach Station5h00 02:00AMOxford
1 transfer
521One-way
12:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h20 05:50PMOxford
1 transfer
431One-way

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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Oxford

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$27 (€25)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersNational Express, Megabus or FlixBus

Buses from Manchester to Oxford cover the 126 miles (203 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $27 (€25), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $21 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Oxford, St Aldate's.

Bus companies: National Express from Manchester to Oxford

Find the best buses between Manchester and Oxford with Omio's travel partners National Express from $21 (€19). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

National Express

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.

  • Average Price: $39

Buses from Manchester to Oxford

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.

Which bus companies travel from Manchester to Oxford?

Only National Express offers buses from Manchester to Oxford. The UK's biggest coach company runs indirect services every day, all year-round.

How long is the bus from Manchester to Oxford?

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.

How many buses are there from Manchester to Oxford?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Manchester to Oxford?

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.

Travel Tips: Bus to Oxford from Manchester

Take the bus to Oxford 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 Manchester to Oxford.
FAQs
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Oxford from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from $21 (€19)  one way.
If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Oxford bus to cost on average $27 (€25)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Manchester and Oxford by bus to be approximately 126 miles (203 km).
On average the Manchester to Oxford bus time is 3 h 55 min  covering the 126 miles (203 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking the bus to Oxford from Manchester, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. Your trip can end in bus stations such as Oxford, St Aldate's, Oxford, Thornhill Park and Ride and Oxford, Railway Station (Stop R4).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Oxford, St Aldate's.

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city center of Manchester. The most popular arrival bus station in Oxford, called Oxford, St Aldate's, is located around 0.2 miles (316 m) away from its city center.

For the best Manchester to Oxford bus to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services between Manchester and Oxford to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 2 direct buses per day from Manchester to Oxford with Megabus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
On average, there is 1 bus a day from Manchester to Oxford. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest bus departing from Manchester to Oxford leaves at 7: 45 AM. The last bus departing from Manchester to Oxford leaves at 10: 50 PM. You can find the latest Manchester to Oxford bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this trip and save money. If you book bus tickets from Manchester to Oxford within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $27 (€25) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your bus ticket from Manchester to Oxford a few months in advance.

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