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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 Jan 17 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:15PMManchester, Coach Station6h45 07:00PMCambridge
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12:15PMManchester, Coach Station6h45 07:00PMCambridge
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Jan 17
$58East Midlands Railway
Jan 18
$58East Midlands Railway
Jan 21
$27East Midlands Railway
Jan 22
$83Avanti West Coast
Jan 23
$89Avanti West Coast
Jan 24
$89Avanti West Coast
Jan 25
$80Avanti West Coast
Jan 26
$83Avanti West Coast

Travel Information between Manchester and Cambridge

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $77
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 6 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $77 (€64) • 3 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or East Midlands Railway

Travel 131 miles (212 km) by bus or train between Manchester and Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Cambridge.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Cambridge

Travel 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.

What are the ways to get from Manchester to Cambridge?

There are 2 ways to travel to Cambridge from Manchester including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Manchester to Cambridge?

The cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Cambridge is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€14).

This is compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

Taking a bus is usually $60 (€50) less than taking a train to Cambridge, which costs on average $77 (€64) for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Cambridge from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 56 min.

Other travel options to Cambridge can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cambridge by bus can take on average 6 h 25 min.

How far is Cambridge from Manchester?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Cambridge is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Manchester? Where do I arrive in Cambridge?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and tend to arrive in Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Cambridge.

Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Cambridge?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Cambridge:

  • You can travel to Cambridge from Manchester by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $16 (€14) with Flixbus from Manchester to Cambridge.
  • You can go to Cambridge from Manchester by train with East Midlands Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for $77 (€64) with East Midlands Railway from Manchester to Cambridge on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Manchester to Cambridge?

Many of our customers traveling from Manchester to Cambridge don't make Cambridge their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cambridge are London, Stansted or Oxford, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cambridge to any of these top destinations today!

When should I book a ticket from Manchester to Cambridge online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $16 (€14) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $77 (€64) one way.

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