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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity coaches per day from Cambridge to Manchester. Traveling by coach from Cambridge to Manchester usually takes around 5 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance132 mi (213 km)
Shortest duration4h 20m
Cheapest price£8.86
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines1

How much is a coach ticket from Cambridge to Manchester?

Bus tickets for a trip from Cambridge to Manchester cost £14.61 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Cambridge to Manchester, mark your calendar for November. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just £13. However, taking the bus from Cambridge to Manchester during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of £21. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What coach companies travel from Cambridge to Manchester?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Cambridge to Manchester. FlixBus is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus25h 53m£16.69
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 2 trips from Cambridge to Manchester, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 53 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 132 miles from Cambridge to Manchester. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Manchester at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 09:00. To see the times for all coaches from Cambridge to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 coaches per day from Cambridge to Manchester. One coach is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting coach at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cambridge to Manchester; ticket prices start at £47.15.

City Information

Manchester

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Most recognizable for its world-famous football team, Manchester is a modern, vibrant city with a diverse range of attractions that will appeal to explorers of all kinds. Often referred to as "The Capital of the North," Manchester is also known for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Visitors can relive this booming era by taking a trip to the Science and Industry Museum to see how this previously small town changed the world's ideas of industry and manufacturing forever. These days, Manchester is famous for its music and art scene, with it being the birthplace of bands like The Smiths and Oasis.

Art and music-lovers may want to visit Afflecks, a vast and eclectic emporium of all things indie and grunge, to purchase records, artwork, and memorabilia, among many other things. Manchester is also home to 15 parks and gardens, with Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical Gardens among the most popular. This park provides a beautiful setting for picnics and scenic walks, perfect for when you need an escape from the bustling city.

And if you really are only here for Man U, both Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium are stops on our itinerary to visit every premier league stadium in England.

With three large train stations—Piccadilly, Oxford Road, and Victoria—Manchester is easily accessible via rail. National Express and Megabus coaches also allow access from all over the country. In addition, Manchester Airport houses three large terminals, which provide global entry to the city.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Cambridge?

Main departure station: Trumpington Park & Ride

Cambridge has two coach stations with service to Manchester.

All coach stations in Cambridge:

  • Trumpington Park & Ride

  • Cambridge Parkside Bus Stop

Where does the coach arrive in Manchester?

Main arrival station: Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Manchester.

Coach stations in Manchester:

  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)

  • Thomas Street - Stop Nn

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