Manchester to Oxford train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Cheapest

57

Average

93

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.

Cross Country
06:27PMManchester2h47 09:14PMOxford
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571One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:55AMManchester4h19 12:14PMOxford
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751One-way
Avanti West Coast
12:11PMManchester4h47 04:58PMOxford
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821One-way
Avanti West Coast
04:55AMManchester4h20 09:15AMOxford
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841One-way
Cross Country
08:27AMManchester2h46 11:13AMOxford
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971One-way

Train schedule from Manchester to Oxford

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5
Cross Country
04:11AMManchester3h04 07:15AMOxford
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Avanti West Coast
04:55AMManchester4h20 09:15AMOxford
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Avanti West Coast
07:55AMManchester4h19 12:14PMOxford
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Cross Country
08:27AMManchester2h46 11:13AMOxford
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Cross Country
09:27AMManchester2h46 12:13PMOxford
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Cross Country
10:15AMManchester2h58 01:13PMOxford
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Cross Country
10:27AMManchester2h46 01:13PMOxford
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Avanti West Coast
12:11PMManchester4h47 04:58PMOxford
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Cross Country
02:27PMManchester2h47 05:14PMOxford
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Cross Country
06:27PMManchester2h47 09:14PMOxford
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Oxford

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Fastest Journey

2 h 46 m

Average

3 h 20 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

203 km

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

Cross Country
08:27AMManchester2h46 11:13AMOxford
0 transfers
971One-way
Cross Country
09:27AMManchester2h46 12:13PMOxford
0 transfers
1091One-way
Cross Country
10:27AMManchester2h46 01:13PMOxford
0 transfers
1101One-way
Cross Country
02:27PMManchester2h47 05:14PMOxford
0 transfers
1081One-way
Cross Country
06:27PMManchester2h47 09:14PMOxford
0 transfers
571One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Oxford

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price$74 (€70)
frequencyTrain frequency13 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Manchester to Oxford cover the 126 miles (203 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 46 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $74 (€70), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $57 (€55). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Oxford.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Manchester to Oxford trains

You can travel by train from Manchester to Oxford with CrossCountry for as low as $57 (€55). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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.

Find the perfect CrossCountry train between Manchester and Oxford for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Manchester and Oxford. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 126 miles (203 km) on this route and your CrossCountry Manchester to Oxford train ticket can cost as little as $57 (€55) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets to Oxford from Manchester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

Manchester to Oxford train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 47 min
  • Average Price: $57
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

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 Tips: 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
Train tickets from Manchester to Oxford for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $57 (€55)  one way in the next 7 days.
The train price from Manchester to Oxford is on average $74 (€70)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
You should expect to travel around 126 miles (203 km)  to Oxford from Manchester by train.
The train time from Manchester to Oxford is on average 2 h 46 min  for the 126 miles (203 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Oxford from Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Oxford.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city center of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Oxford, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center of Oxford.

When taking a train from Manchester to Oxford, you can count on Cross Country for the best way to get you to Oxford. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Manchester to Oxford and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
On average, there are 13 trains a day from Manchester to Oxford. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Manchester to Oxford at 4: 55 AM. The last train from Manchester to Oxford that you can take departs at 7: 27 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Oxford schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
You can find trains to Oxford from Manchester to cost on average $74 (€70) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Oxford train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Oxford
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your journey between Manchester and Oxford.
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
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
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Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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