Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£28

Average

£80

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 £ 80 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 28.

East Midlands Railway
09:08Cambridge4h30 13:38Manchester
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£281One-way
East Midlands Railway
10:08Cambridge4h30 14:38Manchester
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£371One-way
London North Eastern Railway
20:03Cambridge4h31 00:34Manchester
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£741One-way
London North Eastern Railway
09:55Cambridge5h40 15:35Manchester
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£751One-way
East Midlands Railway
13:08Cambridge4h29 17:37Manchester
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£941One-way

Train schedule Cambridge to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, 22 May
London North Eastern Railway
07:18Cambridge4h47 12:05Manchester
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London North Eastern Railway
09:03Cambridge5h06 14:09Manchester
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East Midlands Railway
09:08Cambridge4h30 13:38Manchester
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Avanti West Coast
09:15Cambridge4h33 13:48Manchester
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London North Eastern Railway
09:55Cambridge5h40 15:35Manchester
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East Midlands Railway
10:00Cambridge4h36 14:36Manchester
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East Midlands Railway
10:08Cambridge4h30 14:38Manchester
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London North Eastern Railway
10:18Cambridge4h50 15:08Manchester
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Avanti West Coast
12:31Cambridge4h17 16:48Manchester
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East Midlands Railway
13:08Cambridge4h29 17:37Manchester
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London North Eastern Railway
20:03Cambridge4h31 00:34Manchester
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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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Fastest train times from Cambridge to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 17 m

Average

4 h 42 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

213 km

Of the 11 trains that leave Cambridge for Manchester every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 213 km distance in an average of 4 h 42 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 17 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 40 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.

Avanti West Coast
12:31Cambridge4h17 16:48Manchester
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£951One-way
East Midlands Railway
13:08Cambridge4h29 17:37Manchester
0 changes
£941One-way
East Midlands Railway
10:08Cambridge4h30 14:38Manchester
0 changes
£371One-way
East Midlands Railway
09:08Cambridge4h30 13:38Manchester
0 changes
£281One-way
London North Eastern Railway
20:03Cambridge4h31 00:34Manchester
0 changes
£741One-way

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Overview: Train from Cambridge to Manchester

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesLondon North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country

Trains from Cambridge to Manchester cover the 131 miles (212 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 37 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £22, but the average price of train tickets is £46. Travellers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Cambridge to Manchester

Travel from Cambridge to Manchester from £22 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Cambridge to Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry tickets from Cambridge to Manchester are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect trip with CrossCountry to Manchester from Cambridge all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current CrossCountry train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 131 miles (212 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Cambridge to Manchester routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best CrossCountry Cambridge to Manchester train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Manchester with CrossCountry!

    CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets from Cambridge to Manchester and when travelling by train:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Travel Tips: Trains from Cambridge to Manchester

    Travel by train 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 do cheap train tickets to Manchester from Cambridge cost?

    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Manchester from Cambridge to cost as little as £22  in the next 7 days.

    What is the average price of train tickets between Cambridge and Manchester?

    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Cambridge and Manchester is £46  one way.

    How many miles is it from Cambridge to Manchester by train?

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Cambridge and Manchester via train to be approximately 131 miles (212 km).

    How long is the train from Cambridge to Manchester?

    The train time to Manchester from Cambridge is on average 3 h 37 min  for the 131 miles (212 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Manchester from Cambridge by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    Which train station in Cambridge goes to Manchester? Which train station do I come into Manchester from Cambridge?

    Some of the Cambridge train stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Cambridge and Cambridge North. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Manchester include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cambridge   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

    Where do I find the Cambridge train station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester train station?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Cambridge, located approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre of Cambridge. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from its city centre.

    What train companies go from Cambridge to Manchester?

    When taking a train from Cambridge to Manchester, you can count on London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Cambridge and Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    How many trains are there to Manchester from Cambridge a day?

    The average number of trains departing Cambridge for Manchester is 50 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    What time is the earliest train from Cambridge to Manchester? What time is the last train from Cambridge to Manchester?

    If you prefer early morning trains from Cambridge to Manchester, the first train leaves at 05: 57. If you prefer late night trains from Cambridge to Manchester, the last train of the day leaves at 20: 14. Omio shows you the latest train from Cambridge to Manchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

    When should I book Cambridge Manchester train tickets to score the best deals?

    The price of a one way train ticket from Cambridge to Manchester is on average £46 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Cambridge and Manchester available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cambridge
    Manchester
    Cambridge is the most popular Cambridge railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cambridge for your journey to Manchester.