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Overview: Train from Manchester to Cambridge

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price$96 (€82)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEast Midlands Trains, Avanti West Coast, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Manchester to Cambridge cover the 131 miles (212 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 56 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains, Avanti West Coast, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $67 (€57), but the average price of train tickets is $96 (€82). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cambridge.

Train companies: CrossCountry from Manchester to Cambridge

CrossCountry trains will get you between Manchester and Cambridge from $67 (€57). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Manchester to Cambridge you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Enjoy a smooth and easy trip from Manchester to Cambridge with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes from Manchester to Cambridge as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Manchester to Cambridge train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Manchester to Cambridge on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 131 miles (212 km) route between Manchester and Cambridge with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

CrossCountry frequency: 22 a day

CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets from Manchester to Cambridge and when traveling by train:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Cambridge

Travel by train to Cambridge 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 Manchester to Cambridge.
FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge cost?

Train tickets between Manchester and Cambridge for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $67 (€57)  one way in the next 7 days.

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

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Cambridge train price to come in at an average of $96 (€82)  one way.

How far is Manchester to Cambridge by train?

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

How long is a train between Manchester and Cambridge on average?

On average the Manchester to Cambridge train travel time is 3 h 56 min  for the 131 miles (212 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Manchester to Cambridge, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Cambridge do I arrive in?

Some of the Manchester train stations to Cambridge you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cambridge include Cambridge and Cambridge North.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Cambridge.

Where is the train station in Manchester? Where is the train station in Cambridge?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Cambridge and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Cambridge.

What train providers go from Manchester to Cambridge?

Take the Manchester to Cambridge train with East Midlands Trains, Avanti West Coast, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Cambridge from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains per day are there to Cambridge from Manchester?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Cambridge. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

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

You can take the earliest train from Manchester to Cambridge at 8: 18 AM   or take the last train from Manchester to Cambridge leaving at 10: 55 AM. Look for the latest Manchester to Cambridge train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Manchester to Cambridge to get the best deals?

You can find trains between Manchester and Cambridge to cost on average $96 (€82) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Cambridge train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Cambridge
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your trip to Cambridge.
Amenities at station
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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Phone Number
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales