Trains from Oxford to Manchester

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Oxford to Manchester train information

Oxford Manchester train map

Train duration 2h46m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Oxford, England
Distance 127 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £32.60
Average train price £50.00

There are many rail companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Oxford in England to Manchester in England are run by Cross Country.

There are 127 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Oxford to Manchester is approximately 2h46m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Manchester from Oxford, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.

We found tickets from £32.60 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Oxford to Manchester train tickets

from £32.60 MORE 2h54m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.80 MORE 5h54m
from £8.65 MORE 4h29m

Oxford - Manchester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Oxford to Manchester by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

  may july   june
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
24
25
26

Megabus£16

National Express£9

Loco2£33

27

Megabus£14

National Express£18

Loco2£35

28
29
30

Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Oxford to Manchester

When are the next trains to Manchester?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Oxford
07:08
Manchester Piccadilly
10:00
2h52m Cross Country
Oxford
07:39
Manchester Piccadilly
10:24
2h45m Cross Country
Oxford
08:10
Manchester Piccadilly
11:00
2h50m Cross Country
Oxford
08:38
Manchester Piccadilly
11:24
2h46m Cross Country
Oxford
09:14
Manchester Piccadilly
12:00
2h46m Cross Country
Oxford
09:39
Manchester Piccadilly
12:24
2h45m Cross Country
Oxford
12:09
Manchester Piccadilly
15:00
2h51m Cross Country
Oxford
12:39
Manchester Piccadilly
15:24
2h45m Cross Country
Oxford
13:09
Manchester Piccadilly
16:00
2h51m Cross Country
Oxford
13:39
Manchester Piccadilly
16:24
2h45m Cross Country
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 18 trains from Oxford to Manchester are available today and 18 tomorrow. The first Oxford Manchester train leaves at 07:08 and the last one leaves the station at 19:39. The first and last departure times can vary every day and there can be fewer services during weekends as well as public holidays. Rail operators may also adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Oxford - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

60

£31

30

£30

15

£37

7

£44

3

£41

1

£46

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Oxford to Manchester will increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 15 days in advance, tickets should be available from £30 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £46 for your journey. Thus, you can save 35% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 15 days in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Oxford to Manchester trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Oxford and Manchester by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Manchester to Oxford and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Oxford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£32.60 04/07/2019 19:39 Cross Country 5 days ago
Oxford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£34.50 04/07/2019 19:12 Cross Country 5 days ago
Oxford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£34.95 27/06/2019 12:09 Cross Country 21 hours ago
Oxford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£34.95 27/06/2019 19:12 Cross Country 21 hours ago
Oxford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£34.95 27/06/2019 13:39 Cross Country 21 hours ago
Oxford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£34.95 27/06/2019 18:39 Cross Country 21 hours ago
Oxford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£34.95 27/06/2019 12:39 Cross Country 21 hours ago
Oxford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£34.95 27/06/2019 09:39 Cross Country 21 hours ago
Oxford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£34.95 04/07/2019 12:39 Cross Country 5 days ago
Oxford
Manchester
Piccadilly
£34.95 04/07/2019 09:14 Cross Country 5 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Oxford Manchester train

Discount Oxford - Manchester train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to spend less for your Oxford Manchester train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from Oxford to Manchester? Grab your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Oxford Manchester ticket (i.e.: £49.74)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£49.74 = 1.77. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Oxford to Manchester (one way trip).

What is the cost of a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Oxford to Manchester train £49.74 £33.16 £16.58 1.77

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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