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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 Dec 6 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:25AMCambridge6h50 05:15PMManchester, Coach Station
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10:25AMCambridge6h50 05:15PMManchester, Coach Station
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Dec 6
$62East Midlands Railway
Dec 7
$49East Midlands Railway
Dec 8
$44East Midlands Railway
Dec 9
$49East Midlands Railway
Dec 10
$56East Midlands Railway
Dec 11
$69East Midlands Railway
Dec 12
$102Avanti West Coast
Dec 13
$33East Midlands Railway
Dec 14
$40East Midlands Railway
Dec 15
$125Cross Country
$56National Express
Dec 16
$49East Midlands Railway
Dec 17
$49East Midlands Railway
Dec 18
$45East Midlands Railway
Dec 19
$102Avanti West Coast
Dec 20
$49East Midlands Railway
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Dec 21
$49East Midlands Railway
$39National Express
Dec 23
$50East Midlands Railway
$53National Express
Dec 24
$49East Midlands Railway
$52National Express

Travel Information to Manchester from Cambridge

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$32 - $96
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€26) • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $96 (€80) • 4 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus or train to travel 131 miles (212 km) from Cambridge to 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $32 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers 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.
How do I go from Cambridge to Manchester?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Cambridge and Manchester. You can take a bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Cambridge and Manchester is by taking a bus with an average price of $32 (€26).

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a bus is about $64 (€53) less than taking a train, which costs on average $96 (€80) for this journey.

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

The fastest way from Cambridge to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 19 min.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 50 min.

How many miles from Cambridge to Manchester would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there 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 trip between Cambridge and Manchester as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cambridge to Manchester?

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

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

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

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Cambridge to Manchester tickets on Omio for $32 (€26).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Cambridge to Manchester tickets on Omio for $96 (€80).
Where should I go next after I travel between Cambridge and Manchester?
Your trip from Cambridge to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation 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 tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Cambridge and Manchester online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Cambridge to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $32 (€26) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $96 (€80) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Cambridge to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.