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Train Information to Manchester from Cambridge

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£58 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains or Cross Country

Trains from Cambridge to Manchester cover the 131 miles (212 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 56 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains or Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £30, but the average price of train tickets is £58. Travellers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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Train between Cambridge and Manchester with CrossCountry

For as little as £30 you can travel by train from Cambridge to Manchester with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

CrossCountry

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

Looking to travel by train from Cambridge to Manchester? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Cambridge to Manchester train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Cambridge to Manchester, you can expect to travel 131 miles (212 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains from Cambridge to Manchester in the Omio app, you can check if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to Manchester from Cambridge. Book that perfect Cambridge to Manchester train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

    CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets to Manchester from Cambridge 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
    What is the cost of cheap trains from Cambridge to Manchester?
    You can find a cheap train from Cambridge to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £30  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Cambridge to Manchester?
    If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cambridge to Manchester train prices are on average £58  one way.
    What is the distance by train from Cambridge to Manchester?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Cambridge to Manchester via train to be approximately 131 miles (212 km).
    How long is the train journey to Manchester from Cambridge?
    While the time it takes to travel 131 miles (212 km) between Cambridge and Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cambridge to Manchester is on average 3 h 56 min.
    What station does the Cambridge to Manchester train leave from? Which Manchester train station do I come into from Cambridge?

    When taking the train to Manchester from Cambridge, you can choose to depart from train stations like Cambridge and Cambridge North. Your journey can end in train stations such as Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cambridge   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Cambridge, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre of Cambridge.

    The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre of Manchester.

    Which train providers can get me from Cambridge to Manchester?
    Take the Cambridge to Manchester train with Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Trains or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Manchester from Cambridge as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains per day are there between Cambridge and Manchester?
    On average, there are 25 trains a day from Cambridge to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    How early should I buy train tickets between Cambridge and Manchester to score the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Cambridge and Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £58 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Cambridge to Manchester 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.