The cheapest buses from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for Oct 24

Cheapest

$28

Average

$32

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.

Cheapest
10:05AMManchester, Airport3h15 01:20PMOxford
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$281One-way
Cheapest
09:35AMManchester3h45 01:20PMOxford
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$281One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:00PMManchester, Airport3h55 03:55PMOxford
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$351One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:30AMManchester4h25 03:55PMOxford
0 changes
$351One-way

Timetable Manchester to Oxford

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09:35AMManchester3h45 01:20PMOxford
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10:05AMManchester, Airport3h15 01:20PMOxford
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11:30AMManchester4h25 03:55PMOxford
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12:00PMManchester, Airport3h55 03:55PMOxford
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Sun
Oct 24
$130Cross Country
$25Megabus
$159British Airways
Mon
Oct 25
$115Cross Country
$23Megabus
$323British Airways
Tue
Oct 26
$65Cross Country
$23Megabus
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Wed
Oct 27
$65Cross Country
$23Megabus
$152British Airways
Thu
Oct 28
$65Cross Country
$23Megabus
$105British Airways
Fri
Oct 29
$65Cross Country
$23Megabus
$83British Airways
Sat
Oct 30
$66Cross Country
$20Megabus
$139British Airways
Sun
Oct 31
$66Cross Country
$23Megabus
$79British Airways
Mon
Nov 1
$66Cross Country
$20Megabus
$123British Airways
Tue
Nov 2
$65Cross Country
$20Megabus
$82British Airways
Wed
Nov 3
$65Cross Country
$20Megabus
$100British Airways
Thu
Nov 4
$66Cross Country
$20Megabus
$104British Airways
Fri
Nov 5
$65Cross Country
$20Megabus
$107British Airways
Sat
Nov 6
$65Cross Country
$20Megabus
$88British Airways
Sun
Nov 7
$65Cross Country
$20Megabus
$89British Airways
Mon
Nov 8
$65Cross Country
$20Megabus
$84British Airways
Thu
Nov 11
$65Cross Country
$20Megabus
$85British Airways
Fri
Nov 12
$65Cross Country
$20Megabus
$84British Airways

The fastest buses from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for Oct 24

Fastest Journey

3 h 15 m

Average

3 h 50 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

203 km

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.

Fastest
10:05AMManchester, Airport3h15 01:20PMOxford
0 changes
$281One-way
2nd Fastest
09:35AMManchester3h45 01:20PMOxford
0 changes
$281One-way
12:00PMManchester, Airport3h55 03:55PMOxford
0 changes
$351One-way
11:30AMManchester4h25 03:55PMOxford
0 changes
$351One-way

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Bus Information between Manchester and Oxford

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$24 (€20)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational 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).

Bus companies

Bus from Manchester to Oxford with National Express

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

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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    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.

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    FAQs
    How much do cheap buses between Manchester and Oxford cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Oxford from Manchester for as low as $23 (€19)  for the next 7 days.
    How much is the bus to Oxford from Manchester on average?
    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 $24 (€20)  one way.
    How far is it from Manchester to Oxford by bus?
    The Manchester to Oxford bus distance is approximately 126 miles (203 km).
    How long is a bus from Manchester to Oxford on average?
    While the time it takes to travel 126 miles (203 km) between Manchester and Oxford can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Manchester to Oxford bus journey time is on average 3 h 15 min.
    When traveling by bus from Manchester to Oxford, which bus station in Manchester do I depart from and which bus station in Oxford do I arrive in?

    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).

    Where is the Manchester bus station located? Where is the Oxford bus station located?

    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.

    What bus companies go from Manchester to Oxford?
    If you're looking for buses from Manchester to Oxford, you can rely on National Express to get you to Oxford. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Manchester to Oxford trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Is there a direct bus from Manchester to Oxford?
    Yes, there are direct buses to Oxford from Manchester, and you can find a direct bus for this journey with Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    When can I take the first bus from Manchester to Oxford? When can I take the last bus for the day?
    The earliest bus for this journey departs from Manchester at 5: 30 AM. The last bus leaves from Manchester at 3: 55 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Manchester to Oxford and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How early should I buy Manchester to Oxford bus tickets to get the best deals?
    The price of a one way bus ticket from Manchester to Oxford is on average $24 (€20) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this route. In general, you can find bus tickets from Manchester to Oxford available a few months in advance.

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