Oxford to Manchester By Train (2hr 52 mins from 79.50 GBP)


Oxford Train Station to Manchester Piccadilly by Train

Oxford Train Station to Manchester Piccadilly by train

Trains from Oxford to Manchester run from Oxford Train Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Oxford and Manchester runs regularly up to 31 times a day. The first Train leaves Oxford at 04:00 and the last Train departing at 20:36. The journey time on the Train is 2hr 52 mins.


This is not always a direct service. The service that starts at 06:36 and runs at 36 minutes past each hour until 20:36 is a direct service. The service that starts at 07:07 and runs at 07 minutes past the hour until 18:07 and the 19:12 requires one change at Birmingham New Street onto a connecting train to Manchester Piccadilly


It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Oxford to Manchester for just 79.50 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 193.50 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.


To check train times and prices from Oxford to Manchester click on the button below.



If you are arriving or departing from Manchester by Train, you will be using Manchester Piccadilly Train station on London Road. Manchester Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.


If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.


 Oxford To Manchester by Bus (4hr 35 mins from 35.90 GBP)


Oxford Bus Station to Manchester Coach Station by Bus

Oxford Bus Station to Manchester Coach Station by bus

The Bus service between Oxford and Manchester runs 10 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 01:05 and the last bus is at 22:40. You can book a return fare from 35.90 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Manchester runs from Oxford Bus Station in Oxford to Manchester Coach Station in Manchester. Manchester is 169 miles (272.09Km) from Oxford and the journey time on the Bus will take 4hr 35 mins.


This is not a direct service. You will need to make 1 change at Birmingham Coach Station onto a connecting coach to Manchester


Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Oxford to Manchester click the button below.



If you are arriving or departing from Manchester by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Manchester Central coach station, on Chorlton Street. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Manchester City Centre. More detailed information on stops on this route can be found on this map. For more detailed information on national and local buses in Manchester see our guide to Manchester Bus Station.


 Oxford To Manchester by Megabus (4hr 0 mins from 16.00 GBP)


Oxford Water Eaton Park and Ride to Manchester Shudehill Interchange by Bus

Oxford Water Eaton Park and Ride to Manchester Shudehill Interchange by bus

The Bus service between Oxford and Manchester runs 1 times a day. This service is run by Megabus with the first Bus leaving at 08:05 and the last leaving at 08:05. This can be the cheapest way to travel between the two locations with fares as low as 1.50 GBP one way for those who book online up to three months in advance. You can book a return fare from 16.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times after 09:00. The Bus to Manchester runs from Oxford Water Eaton Park and Ride in Oxford to Manchester Shudehill Interchange in Manchester. Manchester is 169 miles (272.09Km) from Oxford and the journey time on the Bus will take 4hr 0 mins.


This is a direct service, no changes required.


Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Oxford to Manchester click the button below.



NOTE - be advised to bring your Megabus reservation printed or in your phone as drivers may refuse boarding unless you do even though this is not in their conditions.


If you are arriving or departing from Manchester by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bradshaw Street, Shudehill interchange bus station. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Manchester City Centre. For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Manchester see our guide to Manchester Bus Station.


Oxford to Manchester by Plane (2hr 35 mins from 48.00 GBP)


Plane

The Plane service between Oxford and Manchester runs 6 times a day. This service is run by British Airways with the first Plane starting at 06:30 and the last is at 15:35. You can book a return fare from 48.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Plane to Manchester runs from Oxford Bus Station to Manchester Airport. Manchester is 169 miles (272.09Km) from Oxford and the journey time on the Plane will take 2hr 35 mins.


There is no direct flight from Oxford. You will need to get the X70 Airport Bus from Oxford Bus Station to Heathrow Airport (this part of the journey is at an extra cost) and change here for the plane journey to Manchester. Buses run from Oxford every 15-30 minutes during the day


To check flight times and prices from Oxford to Manchester click on the button below.




If you are travelling to Manchester by plane, Manchester Airport is located just 20 minutes from Manchester City Centre. The airport is accessible by a network of local and regional bus services which operate every day of the week from early morning to late at night, including bank holidays. The airport is the UKs largest regional airport with more than 100 airlines offering direct flights to over 200 destinations worldwide. It hosts three airport terminals and handles 22 million passengers a year, and so can be a very busy and hectic place at times.


Oxford to Manchester by Car (2hr 59 mins 169 miles)


Car parking

Manchester is 169 miles (272.09Km) from Oxford. If you are travelling to Manchester by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Manchester Park and Ride facilities located North, South, East and West of the city centre.


If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Manchester. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Manchester there are several places to pick up a car.




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