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|Distance||126 miles (203 km)|
|Average bus duration||4 h 5 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$22 (€19)|
|Bus frequency||1 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day|
|Bus providers||Megabus or National Express|
Buses from Manchester to Oxford cover the 126 miles (203 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 5 min with our travel partners like Megabus or National Express. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $22 (€19), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $18 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester, Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Oxford, Gloucester Green Bus Station.
Find the best buses between Manchester and Oxford with Omio's travel partners National Express from $18 (€16). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
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.
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.
When departing from Manchester, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Manchester, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Arena. When arriving in Oxford, you can end your trip in bus stations like Oxford, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford, Frideswide Square and Oxford, George Street (New Theatre Oxford).
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester, Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (583 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Oxford, Gloucester Green Bus Station, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.
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