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Manchester to Cambridge

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Cambridge by flight, train, car, bus

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How to go from Manchester to Cambridge ?

Trip Manchester Cambridge

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance132 mi
Direct lineYes

You've chosen Cambridge as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Manchester and how to find the best Manchester to Cambridge transport deals? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling, trains and flights to get to Cambridge. Simply enter your travel date to Cambridge and Vivanoda does the rest. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Manchester - Cambridge offer that suits you best.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of National Express, CrossCountry, Blablacar, MegaBus, First Capital Connect, Greater Anglia, Virgin Trains or British Airways to reach Cambridge.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Manchester to Cambridge bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Manchester to Cambridge, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Cambridge and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Cambridge.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Manchester and Cambridge to offer cheaper fares.
  • The fleet of National Express coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Manchester Cambridge road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the Manchester Cambridge coaches are equipped with.
  • The recent coaches with which you will travel from Manchester to Cambridge are equipped with onboard toilets as well as comfortable reclining seats to make you travel in the best conditions.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Cambridge?

National Express is the only bus company to serve the direct bus line Manchester Cambridge.

National Express Manchester Cambridge

Departure bus stations in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. The name of the destination 'Cambridge' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Cambridge

As soon as the coach stops at Cambridge, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Cambridge

Train Manchester to Cambridge

Is it possible to go directly by train from Manchester to Cambridge?

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Manchester to Cambridge without making any changes.

Intercity train Manchester Cambridge

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Manchester-Cambridge route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Manchester Cambridge train companies

There are 7 carriers that operate rail journeys between Manchester and Cambridge: First Capital Connect, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, First TransPennine Express, Greater Anglia, Northern Rail and East Midlands Trains.
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Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Cambridge

  • Cambridge

Cheap flights from Manchester to Cambridge

Which airlines operate flights for the Manchester Cambridge trip?

Aurigny Air Services, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways are the 0 airlines to serve the air route Manchester Cambridge in direct flight.
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Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Carpool from Manchester to Cambridge

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Manchester-Cambridge with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you have more probabilities to find Manchester-Cambridge rides five days before your date of travel than three months. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Cambridge.

When you are about to book a Manchester-Cambridge ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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