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from Manchester to Cambridge

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Cambridge on 29 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30Manchester8h55 19:25Cambridge
1 changes
£301One-way
Cheapest
10:30Manchester8h55 19:25Cambridge
1 changes
£301One-way
Other options
15:30Manchester7h50 23:20Cambridge
1 changes
£431One-way

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Fri
29 Oct
£91London North Eastern Railway
£30Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£57
£33National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£85Avanti West Coast
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Mon
1 Nov
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£26National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£42
£21National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£42
£21National 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
£22National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£36
£23National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£33
£24National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£42
£23National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£52
£24National Express
Tue
16 Nov
£36
£23National Express
Wed
17 Nov
£37
£24National Express

Travel Information from Manchester to Cambridge

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£32 - £51
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £32 • 6 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £51 • 3 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or

Take a coach or train to travel 131 miles (212 km) from Manchester to Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £32. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Manchester to Cambridge.

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FAQs
How do you get from Manchester to Cambridge?

There are 2 travel options from Manchester to Cambridge: coach or train.

How do I get from Manchester to Cambridge the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Cambridge is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £32 compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

A coach is generally £19 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £51 from Manchester to Cambridge.

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

The quickest way to travel between Manchester and Cambridge is by train, which takes on average 3 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 25 min   on average.

How many miles are between Manchester and Cambridge

You should expect to travel around 131 miles (212 km) from Manchester to Cambridge.

How many services a day are there to Cambridge from Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Cambridge is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

When going from Manchester to Cambridge, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Cambridge?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway.
  • Trains from Manchester to Cambridge most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cambridge.
Which travel operators can get me from Manchester to Cambridge?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Cambridge, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Cambridge by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Manchester to Cambridge for £32.
Can I find a direct route between Manchester and Cambridge?

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Cambridge with the following travel companies:

  • You can find a direct coach to Cambridge with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cambridge tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Cambridge?
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Cambridge often also extend their holiday to go to London, Stansted or Oxford. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cambridge and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Manchester to Cambridge ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £32 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £51 one way on average.

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