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30 Jul
£92East Midlands Trains
£30National Express
31 Jul
£61East Midlands Trains
£27National Express
1 Aug
£92First Hull Trains
£42National Express
2 Aug
£52East Midlands Trains
£27National Express
6 Aug
£52East Midlands Trains
£25National Express
7 Aug
£52East Midlands Trains
£25National Express
8 Aug
£91Grand Central Trains
£27National Express
10 Aug
£28East Midlands Trains
£24National Express
12 Aug
£28East Midlands Trains
£24National Express
13 Aug
£52East Midlands Trains
£24National Express
14 Aug
£91East Midlands Trains
£24National Express
17 Aug
£28East Midlands Trains
£22National Express

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Coach Information between Manchester and Cambridge

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£33 (€37)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Manchester to Cambridge cover the 131 miles (212 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £27, but the average price of coach tickets is £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway.

Coach companies

Coach from Manchester to Cambridge with National Express

Travel between Manchester and Cambridge from £27 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a coach between Manchester and Cambridge, you can enjoy a comfortable journey at a budget-friendly price with National Express. National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach company offering hundreds of routes to towns and cities across the UK, including routes to and from major airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. On a National Express coach, you can expect to travel 131 miles (212 km) from Manchester to Cambridge and pay as low as £27 if you book in advance.

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 Manchester and Cambridge, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Check the National Express coach timetable from Manchester to Cambridge, select your preferred ticket type, and book your cheap coach tickets on Omio today!

When you buy your National Express coach tickets between Manchester and Cambridge don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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.

Travel Tips

Buses from Manchester to Cambridge
Take the bus to Cambridge 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 Manchester to Cambridge.
How much do cheap coaches between Manchester and Cambridge cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to Cambridge from Manchester to cost as little as £27  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Manchester to Cambridge?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Manchester to Cambridge coach prices are on average £33  one way.
What is the distance by coach from Manchester to Cambridge?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Manchester and Cambridge via coach to be approximately 131 miles (212 km).
How long is the coach journey from Manchester to Cambridge?
On average the Manchester to Cambridge coach time is 6 h 25 min  covering the 131 miles (212 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by coach from Manchester to Cambridge, which coach station in Manchester do I depart from and which coach station in Cambridge do I arrive in?

There are a few coach stations in Manchester to start your journey from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. In Cambridge you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway, Cambridge, Jesus College and Cambridge, Madingley Park and Ride.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway.

Where is the coach station in Manchester? Where is the coach station in Cambridge?

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this trip, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival coach station in Cambridge, called Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What coach companies go from Manchester to Cambridge?
Take the Manchester to Cambridge coach with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to Cambridge from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When is the earliest coach from Manchester to Cambridge? When is the last coach from Manchester to Cambridge?
The first Manchester to Cambridge coach departs at 11: 15   and the last coach from Manchester to Cambridge leaves at 11: 15. Check out the most up-to-date Manchester to Cambridge coach timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I book coach tickets from Manchester to Cambridge to score the best deals?
If you purchase Manchester to Cambridge coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £33. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from Manchester to Cambridge. Look out for coach tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester (Coach Station)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.