How to travel from Manchester to Cambridge

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from Manchester to Cambridge

How to get from Manchester to Cambridge by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Manchester to Cambridge is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Megabus
01:00PM4h10
Manchester, Airport
05:10PMCambridge
$351One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
01:00PM4h10
Manchester, Airport
05:10PMCambridge
$351One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Megabus
01:00PM4h10
Manchester, Airport
05:10PMCambridge
$351One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Megabus
12:20PM4h50
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
05:10PMCambridge
$351One-way
0 transfers
National Express
11:30AM7h30
Manchester, Coach Station
07:00PMCambridge
$431One-way
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Cambridge from Manchester

distanceDistance131 miles (212 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$5 - $66
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 4 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $66 (€58) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or East Midlands Trains

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 131 miles (212 km) from Manchester to Cambridge. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or East Midlands Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Manchester to Cambridge.

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Manchester to Cambridge

Find the best route to Cambridge from Manchester with National Express, FlixBus and CrossCountry. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

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

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

      FAQs: Travel from Manchester to Cambridge

      FAQs: 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.
      FAQs

      You can get between Manchester and Cambridge 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel to Cambridge from Manchester is a bus with an average price of $5 (€4).

      This is compared to other travel options from Manchester to Cambridge:

      A bus is $61 (€54) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Manchester to Cambridge costing on average $66 (€58).

      A bus is $44 (€38) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Manchester to Cambridge costing on average $49 (€43).

      The quickest way to travel to Cambridge from Manchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes on average 4 h 10 min.

      Train takes 3 h 40 min on average.

      Cambridge is approximately 131 miles (212 km) away from Manchester.

      The average frequency per day from Manchester to Cambridge is:

      • 1 bus a day.
      • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

      • Most travelers board their bus from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece).
      • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Manchester to Cambridge depart from Manchester Airport to Cambridge City Airport.
      • Most travelers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Cambridge.

      The following travel companies offer services from Manchester to Cambridge:

      • Travel with National Express, FlixBus or Megabus to go to Cambridge by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Manchester to Cambridge tickets on Omio for $5 (€4).
      • East Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, East Coast, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3) can take you to Cambridge by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for East Coast from Manchester to Cambridge for $49 (€43).

      Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Cambridge with the following travel companies:

      • You can book a direct bus with.
      • You can book a direct flight with.
      • You can take a direct train with.

      Direct services to Cambridge tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

      Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Cambridge? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Cambridge usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Oxford, Edinburgh or London Stansted Airport. If you're looking to explore London, Oxford, Edinburgh or London Stansted Airport from Cambridge, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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