Manchester to Cambridge train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Cheapest

£74

Average

£171

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.

Cheapest
08:45Manchester Victoria4h10 12:55Cambridge
2 changes
£741One-way
08:43Manchester Piccadilly3h56 12:39Cambridge North
1 change
£951One-way
08:18Manchester Piccadilly3h53 12:11Cambridge
2 changes
£951One-way
09:12Manchester Piccadilly3h48 13:00Cambridge
2 changes
£2131One-way
08:12Manchester Piccadilly3h49 12:01Cambridge
2 changes
£2131One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Cambridge

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 August
08:12Manchester Piccadilly3h49 12:01Cambridge
2 changes
08:18Manchester Piccadilly3h53 12:11Cambridge
2 changes
08:31Manchester Piccadilly3h59 12:30Cambridge
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08:43Manchester Piccadilly3h56 12:39Cambridge North
1 change
08:45Manchester Victoria4h10 12:55Cambridge
2 changes
09:12Manchester Piccadilly3h48 13:00Cambridge
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Fastest Journey

3 h 48 m

Average

3 h 55 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

213 km

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

Fastest
09:12Manchester Piccadilly3h48 13:00Cambridge
2 changes
£2131One-way
08:12Manchester Piccadilly3h49 12:01Cambridge
2 changes
£2131One-way
08:18Manchester Piccadilly3h53 12:11Cambridge
2 changes
£951One-way
08:43Manchester Piccadilly3h56 12:39Cambridge North
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£951One-way
08:31Manchester Piccadilly3h59 12:30Cambridge
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£3341One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Cambridge

distanceDistance131 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price£81 (€91)
frequencyTrain frequency43 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway, Cross Country, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester to Cambridge cover the 131 miles long route taking on average 3 h 45 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway, Cross Country, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 43 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £44, but the average price of train tickets is £81. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cambridge.

Train companies: CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and First TransPennine Express 3 trains Manchester to Cambridge

CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and First TransPennine Express 3 trains will get you from Manchester to Cambridge from £44. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

East Midlands Trains
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First TransPennine Express 3

One of the best ways to travel between Manchester and Cambridge is by taking a train with East Midlands Trains. Omio helps you find the ideal East Midlands Trains train from Manchester to Cambridge by showing you East Midlands Trains current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Manchester to Cambridge route. You can expect to travel 131 miles (212 km) between Manchester and Cambridge on a train with East Midlands Trains. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Manchester and Cambridge, you can check straight away if the East Midlands Trains 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. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your East Midlands Trains train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Manchester to Cambridge!

Manchester to Cambridge train information with East Midlands Trains:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 1 min
  • East Midlands Trains frequency: 8 a day

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.

One of the best ways to travel from Manchester to Cambridge is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train to Cambridge from Manchester by showing you CrossCountry current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Manchester to Cambridge journey. You can expect to travel 131 miles (212 km) between Manchester and Cambridge on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Cambridge from Manchester, you can check straight away 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. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Manchester to Cambridge!

    Save time and money by searching for and booking your First TransPennine Express 3 train from Manchester to Cambridge online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest First TransPennine Express 3 train between Manchester and Cambridge, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current First TransPennine Express 3 train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 131 miles (212 km) route from Manchester to Cambridge as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Manchester and Cambridge, you can check straight away if the First TransPennine Express 3 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. Buy your official First TransPennine Express 3 Manchester to Cambridge train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

    First TransPennine Express 3 from Manchester to Cambridge train information:

    • Average Duration: 4 h 10 min
    • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 11 a day

    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
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Manchester and Cambridge for as little as £44  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Manchester to Cambridge train prices are on average £81  one way.
    The train distance from Manchester to Cambridge is around 131 miles.
    The Manchester to Cambridge train duration is on average 3 h 45 min, which is to be expected when travelling 131 miles between Manchester and Cambridge. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    When taking a train from Manchester, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When you arrive in Cambridge, your train can arrive in train stations including Cambridge and Cambridge North.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Cambridge.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Cambridge and need to travel approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the train station to the city centre in Cambridge.

    When taking a train from Manchester to Cambridge, you can count on London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway, Cross Country, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service for the best way to get you to Cambridge. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Cambridge from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    On average, there are 43 trains a day from Manchester to Cambridge. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The first Manchester to Cambridge train departs at 07: 05   and the last train from Manchester to Cambridge leaves at 20: 18. Check out the most up-to-date Manchester to Cambridge train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    If you book a train ticket between Manchester and Cambridge within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £81 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    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.
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    +44 3457114141
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
    Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
    Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
    Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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    Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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    Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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