The cheapest trains from Manchester to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 24 Oct

Cheapest

£91

Average

£91

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 Manchester to Cambridge will cost around £ 91 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 91.

Cheapest
08:20Manchester Piccadilly4h27 12:47Cambridge
1 changes
£911One-way
Cheapest
09:27Manchester Piccadilly4h32 13:59Cambridge
2 changes
£911One-way
Cheapest
09:20Manchester Piccadilly4h39 13:59Cambridge
1 changes
£911One-way
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09:45Manchester Victoria4h42 14:27Cambridge
2 changes
£911One-way
Cheapest
09:10Manchester Piccadilly4h17 13:27Cambridge
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£911One-way

Timetable Manchester to Cambridge

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, 24 Oct
08:20Manchester Piccadilly4h27 12:47Cambridge
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09:10Manchester Piccadilly4h17 13:27Cambridge
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09:20Manchester Piccadilly4h39 13:59Cambridge
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09:27Manchester Piccadilly4h32 13:59Cambridge
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09:45Manchester Victoria4h42 14:27Cambridge
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sun
24 Oct
£91First Transpennine Express
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Mon
25 Oct
£92
£29National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£52
£27National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£42
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Thu
28 Oct
£52
£26National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£46
£29National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£52
£27National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£46
£25National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£42
£21National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£42
£23National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£42
£24National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£46
£23National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£52
£24National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£54Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£42
£24National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£36
£23National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£33
£24National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£42
£23National Express

The fastest trains from Manchester to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 24 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 17 m

Average

4 h 31 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

213 km

It's difficult to get from Manchester to Cambridge without changing at least once.

Fastest
09:10Manchester Piccadilly4h17 13:27Cambridge
3 changes
£911One-way
08:20Manchester Piccadilly4h27 12:47Cambridge
1 changes
£911One-way
09:27Manchester Piccadilly4h32 13:59Cambridge
2 changes
£911One-way
09:20Manchester Piccadilly4h39 13:59Cambridge
1 changes
£911One-way
09:45Manchester Victoria4h42 14:27Cambridge
2 changes
£911One-way

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Train Information to Cambridge from Manchester

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price£66 (€75)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEast Midlands Trains, Avanti West Coast, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Manchester to Cambridge cover the 131 miles (212 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 36 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains, Avanti West Coast, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £66, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £42. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cambridge.

Train companies

Travel with CrossCountry from Manchester to Cambridge

You can travel by train from Manchester to Cambridge with CrossCountry for as low as £42. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry

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

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey between Manchester and Cambridge with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes between Manchester and Cambridge as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Manchester to Cambridge train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Manchester to Cambridge on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 131 miles (212 km) journey between Manchester and Cambridge with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 Manchester to Cambridge
Travel by train 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.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Manchester to Cambridge?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Cambridge from Manchester to cost as little as £42  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Manchester to Cambridge?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Cambridge train to cost on average £66  one way.
What is the distance from Manchester to Cambridge by train?
You should expect to travel around 131 miles (212 km)  from Manchester to Cambridge by train.
How long does it take from Manchester to Cambridge by train?
While the time it takes to travel 131 miles (212 km) to Cambridge from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Cambridge is on average 3 h 36 min.
What is the departure train station in Manchester and arrival train station in Cambridge?

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. When arriving in Cambridge, you can end your journey in train stations like Cambridge and Cambridge North.

Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly   to Cambridge   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Manchester train station located? Where is the Cambridge train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Cambridge, called Cambridge, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Manchester to Cambridge?
For the best Manchester to Cambridge train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with East Midlands Trains, Avanti West Coast, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Manchester to Cambridge to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there from Manchester to Cambridge?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Cambridge is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Manchester to Cambridge? What time is the last train from Manchester to Cambridge?
If you prefer early morning trains from Manchester to Cambridge, the first train leaves at 07: 38. If you prefer late night trains from Manchester to Cambridge, the last train of the day leaves at 08: 38. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Cambridge timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I purchase train tickets between Manchester and Cambridge 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 buy train tickets to Cambridge from Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £66 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Cambridge a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Cambridge
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Cambridge.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales