How to get from Cambridge to Manchester

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from Cambridge to Manchester

You can get from Cambridge to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cambridge to Manchester on 23 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:23Cambridge North4h14 12:37Manchester Piccadilly
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10:25Cambridge6h50 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
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08:27Cambridge4h00 12:27Manchester Piccadilly
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09:09Cambridge3h37 12:46Manchester Piccadilly
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08:09Cambridge3h37 11:46Manchester Piccadilly
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Travel Information from Cambridge to Manchester

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£23 - £90
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £23 • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £90 • 3 h 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 131 miles (212 km) from Cambridge to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 41 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £23. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cambridge to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cambridge to Manchester

Travel 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.

You can travel from Cambridge to Manchester 2 different ways: coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cambridge to Manchester, which costs on average £23.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £67 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £90 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Cambridge to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 41 min.

Other travel options to Manchester from Cambridge can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 50 min.

The distance from Cambridge to Manchester is approximately 131 miles (212 km).

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to Manchester is:

  • 50 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Cambridge to Manchester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cambridge to Manchester:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9) and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cambridge to Manchester:

  • You can travel to Manchester from Cambridge by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £23 with Flixbus from Cambridge to Manchester.
  • You can travel to Manchester from Cambridge by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £90 with First Transpennine Express from Cambridge to Manchester.
Omio customers who travel from Cambridge to Manchester often also extend their holiday to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip to Manchester from Cambridge, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £23 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £90 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cambridge to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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