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Oxford, OXF to Manchester bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$25.65
Shortest Duration4h 15m
Trips per day9
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Oxford, OXF to Manchester cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Oxford to Manchester were $29.76.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Oxford to Manchester is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 2 days out, tickets are on average $3.86 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Oxford, OXF to Manchester?

The distance between Oxford and Manchester is approximately 126.46 miles, or 203.46 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Oxford to Manchester?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Oxford, OXF to Manchester by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Oxford to Manchester?

On average there are 9 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Oxford, OXF to Manchester, with an average of 9 trips per day and 28 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Oxford to Manchester. Of the 9 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Oxford, OXF to Manchester start at $51.46.

1 carriers offer Oxford, OXF to Manchester bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Oxford to Manchester from $25.65. There are 9 trips per day offered by National Express from Oxford to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $30.41 for a National Express ticket to Manchester. In Oxford, National Express departs to Manchester from Sandhills and 5 other stations. In Manchester, National Express arrives at Manchester Airport and one other station.

An average trip on National Express from Oxford to Manchester takes 5 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Manchester in 4 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 13 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $30.43 for a weekend trip to Manchester.

Avg. Time
5h 37m
Avg. Price
There are 6 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Manchester will depart from these stations in Oxford:
  • Sandhills
  • Queens Lane (Stop K5)
  • Brookes University (Stop B3)
  • Bus Station
  • St Clements Street (Stop A)
  • Headington Shops (Stop HS6)
Buses arrive in Manchester at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Manchester for trips arriving from Oxford:
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Coach Station

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