Cambridge to Manchester train

Wed, Jul 24
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Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 24

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
East Midlands Railway
08:19AM4h16
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:35PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$961One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:09AM3h56
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1391One-way
2 transfers
Cross Country
08:00AM4h19
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1411One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Cambridge to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24
Cross Country
08:00AM4h19
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:09AM3h56
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 transfers
East Midlands Railway
08:19AM4h16
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:35PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Cambridge to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jul 24

Fastest Journey

3 h 56 m

Average

4 h 10 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

213 km

It's difficult to get from Cambridge to Manchester without transferring at least once.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:09AM3h56
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:05PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1391One-way
2 transfers
East Midlands Railway
08:19AM4h16
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:35PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$961One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
08:00AM4h19
Cambridge station (CBG)
12:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$1411One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Cambridge to Manchester

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$119 (€103)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersEast Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast, TransPennine Express, Thameslink or Great Northern

Trains from Cambridge to Manchester cover the 131 miles (212 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 39 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast, TransPennine Express, Thameslink or Great Northern. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $40 (€35), but the average price of train tickets is $119 (€103). Travelers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train providers: East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains from Cambridge to Manchester trains

Buy your official East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains train tickets from Cambridge to Manchester from $40 (€35) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Train information from Cambridge to Manchester with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 39 min
  • Cheapest Price: $75

FAQs: Trains from Cambridge to Manchester

FAQs: Travel by train from Cambridge 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Manchester can start from as little as $40 (€35) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cambridge to Manchester is $119 (€103); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cambridge to Manchester train travel time is 3 h 39 min   for the 131 mile (212 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cambridge to Manchester leaves at 4: 37 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cambridge to Manchester leaves at 9: 00 PM.
There are 16 trains a day from Cambridge to Manchester which require at least one change with East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast, TransPennine Express, Thameslink or Great Northern. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Manchester. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Cambridge to Manchester.
Take the Cambridge to Manchester train with East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast, TransPennine Express, Thameslink or Great Northern. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Cambridge and Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 00 PM.

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

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

A trip to Manchester from Cambridge is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 39 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Cambridge to Manchester is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Manchester from Cambridge including taking a train, bus or flight.

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