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Overview: Bus from Cambridge to Manchester

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$15 (€13)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Cambridge to Manchester cover the 131 miles (212 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $11 (€9), but the average price of bus tickets is $15 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Bus providers: National Express from Cambridge to Manchester

National Express buses will get you to Manchester from Cambridge from $11 (€9). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus between Cambridge and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: $32

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Cambridge to Manchester:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips: Bus to Manchester from Cambridge

Take the bus 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.

How much do cheap buses from Cambridge to Manchester cost?

Bus tickets from Cambridge to Manchester for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $11 (€9)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a bus from Cambridge to Manchester?

The Cambridge to Manchester bus ticket price is on average $15 (€13)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.

How far is it from Cambridge to Manchester by bus?

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

How long is the bus between Cambridge and Manchester?

While the time it takes to travel 131 miles (212 km) from Cambridge to Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cambridge to Manchester bus journey time is on average 8 h 15 min.

What bus station in Cambridge goes to Manchester? What bus station do I come into Manchester from Cambridge?

When taking the bus between Cambridge and Manchester, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road, Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9) and Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway. Your journey can end in bus stations such as Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cambridge   and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where is the Cambridge bus station located? Where is the Manchester bus station located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Cambridge, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Cambridge. The most popular arrival bus station in Manchester, called Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located around 0.3 miles (489 m) away from its city center.

What bus companies offer a service between Cambridge and Manchester?

For the route from Cambridge to Manchester you can take a bus with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services between Cambridge and Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When is the earliest bus from Cambridge to Manchester? When is the last bus from Cambridge to Manchester?

The first Cambridge to Manchester bus departs at 5: 00 AM   and the last bus from Cambridge to Manchester leaves at 1: 30 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Cambridge to Manchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I purchase bus tickets from Cambridge to Manchester to score the best deals?

If you purchase a bus ticket from Cambridge to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $15 (€13) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets to Manchester from Cambridge are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.