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Overview: Train from Manchester to Oxford

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price$86 (€72)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Manchester to Oxford cover the 126 miles (203 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 46 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $86 (€72), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $63 (€53). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Oxford.

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Travel with CrossCountry from Manchester to Oxford

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets from Manchester to Oxford from $63 (€53) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Manchester and Oxford you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when traveling by train between Manchester and Oxford. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train schedules for the Manchester - Oxford route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Manchester to Oxford is around 126 miles (203 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at $63 (€53). As you check the latest Manchester to Oxford train schedule from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Oxford safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket from Manchester to Oxford so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

CrossCountry's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Manchester to Oxford are the following:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Manchester to Oxford: Journey Details

CrossCountry provides direct trains from Manchester to Oxford. The weekday schedule begins with a very early morning departure and continues with an hourly service until mid evening. A later evening indirect CrossCountry service involves a change at Birmingham New Street. Journey times are approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. The slightly reduced Sunday schedule features a later first departure from Manchester. Weekday off-peak fares are available on departures from 9:30 a.m. and later.

Taking the Train from Manchester

Trains from Manchester to Oxford depart from Manchester Piccadilly station, located on the south-east side of the city centre. The station is close to the Metrolink tram stop, with connections to the airport and across the city. There are bus stops for a wide variety of city routes by the Fairfield Street entrance and on Piccadilly Gardens. The free Metroshuttle bus operates a circular route around the city centre from Piccadilly. The cab rank is located by the Fairfield Street entrance.

Getting into Oxford by Train

Oxford is a world famous university city, distinguished by the elegant architecture of the colleges that dominate the centre, and by prominent historic sites such as the 14th-century New College. With a large student population, there is a constant cultural buzz, and Oxford has some of England's most atmospheric vintage pubs. Trains from Manchester to Oxford arrive at the main station situated to the west of the city centre. Bus stops are located immediately outside the station, on Frideswide Square and Park End Street. The Gloucester Green bus terminus is about 5 minutes walk eastwards from the station. The cab rank is sited close to the station entrance.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Oxford
Travel by train 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
How much are cheap trains from Manchester to Oxford?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Manchester and Oxford for as low as $63 (€53)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Manchester and Oxford?
The train price from Manchester to Oxford is on average $86 (€72)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is Manchester to Oxford by train?
The train distance from Manchester to Oxford is around 126 miles (203 km).
What is the Manchester to Oxford train travel time?
On average the Manchester to Oxford train time is 2 h 46 min  covering the 126 miles (203 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Manchester to Oxford, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Oxford do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. In Oxford you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Oxford and Oxford Parkway Station.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Oxford.

Where do I find the Manchester train station to Oxford? Where is the Oxford train station?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Oxford most often arrive at Oxford and need to travel around 0.6 miles (997 m) from this train station to the city center.

What train companies offer a service between Manchester and Oxford?
If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Oxford, you can rely on Cross Country to get you to Oxford. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Manchester to Oxford route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Oxford from Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Oxford is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Manchester to Oxford to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets between Manchester and Oxford within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $86 (€72) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Oxford a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Oxford
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your trip to Oxford.
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales