Cheap bus tickets from Cambridge to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£11

Average

£20

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.

Flixbus
05:00Cambridge8h15 13:15Manchester
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£111One-way
Flixbus
04:00Cambridge8h15 12:15Manchester
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£111One-way
Flixbus
06:30Cambridge8h25 14:55Manchester
0 changes
£191One-way
Flixbus
12:30Cambridge8h25 20:55Manchester
0 changes
£271One-way
Flixbus
13:30Cambridge8h25 21:55Manchester
0 changes
£301One-way

Bus Timetable Cambridge to Manchester

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Flixbus
04:00Cambridge8h15 12:15Manchester
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Flixbus
05:00Cambridge8h15 13:15Manchester
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Flixbus
06:30Cambridge8h25 14:55Manchester
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Flixbus
12:30Cambridge8h25 20:55Manchester
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Flixbus
13:30Cambridge8h25 21:55Manchester
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Sun
22 May
£23East Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Mon
23 May
£30East Midlands Railway
£9Flixbus
Wed
25 May
£22East Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Thu
26 May
£28East Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Fri
27 May
£78Avanti West Coast
£25Flixbus
Sat
28 May
£94East Midlands Railway
£9Flixbus
Sun
29 May
£95London North Eastern Railway
£26National Express
Wed
1 Jun
£23East Midlands Railway
£25National Express
Thu
2 Jun
£30East Midlands Railway
£13Flixbus
Fri
3 Jun
£71Avanti West Coast
£26National Express
Sat
4 Jun
£22East Midlands Railway
£26National Express
Sun
5 Jun
£23East Midlands Railway
£26National Express
Wed
8 Jun
£23East Midlands Railway
£23Flixbus
Thu
9 Jun
£23East Midlands Railway
£23National Express
Fri
10 Jun
£25East Midlands Railway
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Bus times from Cambridge to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

8 h 15 m

Average

8 h 21 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

213 km

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.

Flixbus
05:00Cambridge8h15 13:15Manchester
0 changes
£111One-way
Flixbus
04:00Cambridge8h15 12:15Manchester
0 changes
£111One-way
Flixbus
13:30Cambridge8h25 21:55Manchester
0 changes
£301One-way
Flixbus
06:30Cambridge8h25 14:55Manchester
0 changes
£191One-way
Flixbus
12:30Cambridge8h25 20:55Manchester
0 changes
£271One-way

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Overview: Coach from Cambridge to Manchester

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
durationAverage coach duration7 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£11 (€13)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Cambridge to Manchester

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
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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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from Cambridge to Manchester.

    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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Manchester from Cambridge

    Take the bus to Manchester 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 Cambridge to Manchester.
    FAQs

    How much does a cheap coach from Cambridge to Manchester cost?

    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches between Cambridge and Manchester to cost as little as £8  in the next 7 days.

    What is the cost of a coach ticket from Cambridge to Manchester on average?

    The Cambridge to Manchester coach ticket price is on average £11  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.

    What is the distance to Manchester from Cambridge via coach?

    The distance to Manchester from Cambridge by coach is approximately 131 miles (212 km).

    How long does it take from Cambridge to Manchester by coach?

    On average the coach from Cambridge to Manchester duration is 7 h 5 min  for the 131 miles (212 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    When travelling by coach from Cambridge to Manchester, which coach station in Cambridge do I depart from and which coach station in Manchester do I arrive in?

    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.

    Where is the departure coach station in Cambridge located? Where is the arrival coach station in Manchester located?

    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.

    Which coach companies can take me to Manchester from Cambridge?

    When taking a coach from Cambridge to Manchester, you can count on National Express or Flixbus for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service between Cambridge and Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

    What are the first and last departure coach times from Cambridge to Manchester?

    The earliest coach departing from Cambridge to Manchester leaves at 05: 00. The last coach departing from Cambridge to Manchester leaves at 13: 30. You can find the latest Cambridge to Manchester coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    How early should I book coach tickets from Cambridge to Manchester to score the best deals?

    The price of a one way coach ticket from Cambridge to Manchester is on average £11 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this journey. In general, you can find coach tickets from Cambridge to Manchester available a few months in advance.