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.
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4 h 17 m
4 h 42 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||131 miles (212 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 37 min|
|Average train ticket price||£46 (€52)|
|Train frequency||50 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 50 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||London 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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