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.
The average ticket from Cambridge to Manchester will cost around £ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 11.
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8 h 15 m
8 h 21 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Cambridge for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 213 km distance in an average of 8 h 21 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 15 m .
The slowest buses will take 8 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||131 miles (212 km)|
|Average coach duration||7 h 5 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£11 (€13)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Flixbus|
Coaches from Cambridge to Manchester cover the 131 miles (212 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £8, but the average price of coach tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
You can travel by coach from Cambridge to Manchester with National Express and FlixBus for as low as £8. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Cambridge and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach to Manchester from Cambridge:
National Express operates direct and indirect daily buses from Cambridge to Manchester. There are two direct services, leaving Cambridge early morning and late morning. The indirect connections include three morning departures and an afternoon service. These journeys require a change at either Milton Keynes Coachway or Birmingham Coach Station. The fastest connection is the mid-morning departure via Milton Keynes, taking just over six hours to reach Manchester. Buses from Cambridge to Manchester depart from Parkside, on the southern side of central Cambridge, arriving at Manchester Coach Station, on the eastern edge of the city centre.
There are a few coach stations in Cambridge to start your journey from including Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9), Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway and Cambridge, Jesus College. In Manchester you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Cambridge and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester, Coach Station and need to travel approximately 0.2 miles (343 m) from the coach station to the city centre in Manchester.
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