Manchester to Cambridge train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Cambridge is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:153h45
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:00Cambridge station (CBG)
£1091One-way
2 changes
Transpennine Express
08:133h40
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:53Cambridge station (CBG)
£1171One-way
2 changes

Train timetableManchester to Cambridge

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 24 May
Transpennine Express
08:133h40
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:53Cambridge station (CBG)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:153h45
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:00Cambridge station (CBG)
2 changes

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Train times from Manchester to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 40 m

Average

3 h 42 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

213 km

To travel from Manchester to Cambridge you need to make at least 2 changes.

Fastest
Transpennine Express
08:133h40
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:53Cambridge station (CBG)
£1171One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:153h45
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:00Cambridge station (CBG)
£1091One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Cambridge

distanceDistance131 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price£87 (€97)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersEast Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, East Coast, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from Manchester to Cambridge cover the 131 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, East Coast, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £36, but the average price of train tickets is £87. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cambridge.

Train providers: East Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains trains Manchester to Cambridge

You can travel by train to Cambridge from Manchester with East Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains for as low as £32. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

East Coast from Manchester to Cambridge train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 33 min
  • Cheapest Price: £92

FAQs: Manchester to Cambridge train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge can start from as little as £36 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Cambridge is £87; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Cambridge train travel time is 3 h 30 min   for the 131 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Cambridge leaves at 07: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Cambridge leaves at 20: 13.
There are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Cambridge which require at least one change with East Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, East Coast, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Cambridge. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Cambridge.
When taking a train from Manchester to Cambridge, you can count on East Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, East Coast, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3) for the best way to get you to Cambridge. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Manchester and Cambridge and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 13.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cambridge, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cambridge from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Cambridge by train is October.
You have options as you can travel between Manchester and Cambridge 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Cambridge

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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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
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
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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Public transport options for Manchester Airport
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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ParkingParking
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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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ParkingParking
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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)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
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