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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 30 Nov we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:25Cambridge6h50 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£271One-way
Cheapest
10:25Cambridge6h50 17:15Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£271One-way

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Tue
30 Nov
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£11Flixbus
Wed
1 Dec
£42East Midlands Railway
£10Flixbus
Thu
2 Dec
£29
£10Flixbus
Fri
3 Dec
£91East Midlands Railway
£15Flixbus
Sat
4 Dec
£91East Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Sun
5 Dec
£91Avanti West Coast
£12Flixbus
Mon
6 Dec
£30East Midlands Railway
£9Flixbus
Tue
7 Dec
£29East Midlands Railway
£9Flixbus
Thu
9 Dec
£24East Midlands Railway
£10Flixbus
Fri
10 Dec
£24East Midlands Railway
£9Flixbus
Sat
11 Dec
£41East Midlands Railway
£9Flixbus
Sun
12 Dec
£75Avanti West Coast
£8Flixbus
Mon
13 Dec
£24East Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Tue
14 Dec
£29East Midlands Railway
£8Flixbus
Wed
15 Dec
£92Cross Country
£41National Express
Thu
16 Dec
£24
£10Flixbus
Fri
17 Dec
£29
£16Flixbus
Sat
18 Dec
£33East Midlands Railway
£26Flixbus
Sun
19 Dec
£75Avanti West Coast
£17Flixbus

Travel Information to Manchester from Cambridge

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £71
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £24 • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £71 • 4 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 131 miles (212 km) between Cambridge and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast 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.
FAQs
How do you get from Cambridge to Manchester?

You can travel between Cambridge and Manchester 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Manchester?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cambridge to Manchester, which costs on average £24.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach is about £47 less than a train, which costs on average £71 for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Cambridge to Manchester?

The quickest way to travel from Cambridge to Manchester is by train, which takes on average 4 h 19 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

How many miles from Cambridge to Manchester would I travel?

The distance between Cambridge and Manchester is around 131 miles (212 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cambridge to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Cambridge to Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cambridge to Manchester:

  • Coaches most often depart from Cambridge at Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road and arrive in Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly leave from Cambridge and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Who can get me from Cambridge to Manchester?

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

  • You can travel between Cambridge and Manchester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £24 with National Express from Cambridge to Manchester.
  • You can take a train from Cambridge to Manchester with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for £71 with Avanti West Coast from Cambridge to Manchester.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Manchester from Cambridge?
Your journey from Cambridge to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Cambridge to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!
How early should I book tickets from Cambridge to Manchester online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £24 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £71 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.