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Manchester - Cambridge Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity coaches per day from Manchester to Cambridge. Traveling by coach from Manchester to Cambridge usually takes around 7 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance132 mi (213 km)
Shortest duration4h 25m
Cheapest price£6.79
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Manchester to Cambridge?

£12.36 is the average price of a bus ticket from Manchester to Cambridge. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Manchester to Cambridge are at their cheapest average price in September. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £13. On the other hand, traveling on this route during December might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for December trips cost £25, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What coach companies travel from Manchester to Cambridge?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Manchester to Cambridge that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus38h 10m£20.77
Megabus14h 50m£22.77
  • 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 3 trips from Manchester to Cambridge, and usually makes the trip in about 8 hours and 10 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 7 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 132 miles from Manchester to Cambridge. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 25 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.

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all coaches from Manchester to Cambridge, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from Manchester to Cambridge every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manchester to Cambridge; ticket prices start at £30.16.

City Information

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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 Manchester?

Main departure station: Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)

Manchester has two coach stations with service to Cambridge.

All coach stations in Manchester:

  • Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)

  • Thomas Street - Stop Nn

Where does the coach arrive in Cambridge?

Main arrival station: Trumpington Park & Ride

Coaches arrive in Cambridge at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Cambridge:

  • Trumpington Park & Ride

  • Cambridge Parkside Bus Stop

  • Maids Causeway

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