Cheap Manchester to Cambridge train tickets

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Lowest Price$34.66
Fastest3h 21m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Manchester to Cambridge was $95.28. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Manchester to Cambridge ? How far is Manchester to Cambridge ?

The distance between Manchester to Cambridge is 132.36 miles or 212.96 km. A train trip from Manchester to Cambridge typically takes 3 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cambridge faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by TransPennine Express + Connections. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 3 hours and 21 minutes to get from Manchester to Cambridge.

A train getaway to Cambridge clocks in at less than 4 hours, station to station. If you plan ahead and get an early start, a day trip could be possible depending on the schedules for that day, but you will be limited on the time you can spend in Cambridge before you have to hop on the train back to Manchester. Ideally, you should plan for at least a two-day trip to Cambridge. It would be perfect for a weekend getaway.

On Wednesday trains from Manchester to Cambridge are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

TransPennine Express + Connections has the most connections between Manchester to Cambridge

Typically there are 16 schedules to compare for your trip to Cambridge. On the route to Cambridge 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. TransPennine Express + Connections offers the most scheduled departures between Manchester to Cambridge, usually offering 13 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Manchester to Cambridge, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Manchester to Cambridge, which start at $30.06.

Manchester to Cambridge is served by 4 train carriers

East Midlands Trains + Connections

East Midlands Trains + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge start from $45.23, and on average cost $45.23. Daily there are 1 East Midlands Trains + Connections schedules to Cambridge. East Midlands Trains + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Piccadilly, And in Cambridge trains arrive at Station Road,

From Manchester to Cambridge train travel on East Midlands Trains + Connections takes 4 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cambridge faster, East Midlands Trains + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 21 minutes.

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Avg. Time
4h 17m
Avg. Price
$45.23

TransPennine Express + Connections

TransPennine Express + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge start from $34.66, and on average cost $98.73. Daily there are 13 TransPennine Express + Connections schedules to Cambridge. TransPennine Express + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Airport and 2 other stations. And in Cambridge trains arrive at Station Road,

From Manchester to Cambridge train travel on TransPennine Express + Connections takes 3 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cambridge faster, TransPennine Express + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 21 minutes.

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Avg. Time
3h 53m
Avg. Price
$98.73

Virgin Trains + Connections

Virgin Trains + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge start from $97.84, and on average cost $97.84. Daily there are 1 Virgin Trains + Connections schedules to Cambridge. Virgin Trains + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Piccadilly, And in Cambridge trains arrive at Station Road,

From Manchester to Cambridge train travel on Virgin Trains + Connections takes 3 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cambridge faster, Virgin Trains + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 21 minutes.

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Avg. Time
3h 33m
Avg. Price
$97.84

CrossCountry + Connections

CrossCountry + Connections train tickets from Manchester to Cambridge start from $97.84, and on average cost $97.84. Daily there are 1 CrossCountry + Connections schedules to Cambridge. CrossCountry + Connections in Manchester leaves from Manchester Piccadilly, And in Cambridge trains arrive at Station Road,

From Manchester to Cambridge train travel on CrossCountry + Connections takes 4 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cambridge faster, CrossCountry + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 21 minutes.

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Avg. Time
4h 11m
Avg. Price
$97.84
There are 3 different stations that serve train trips to Cambridge that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Manchester serving this route is Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria.
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Victoria
There is one train station where trains arrive in Cambridge from Manchester., The busiest departure station in Manchester serving this route is Station Road.
  • Station Road