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Cambridge to Manchester by train
Fastest journey3hr 29m
Trains per day105
Avg. journey time4hr 9m
Travelling from Cambridge to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Cambridge to Manchester take around 3 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 214 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Manchester?
Journeys between Cambridge and Manchester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 115 departures on the route from Cambridge to Manchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 84 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cambridge to Manchester?
The Cambridge to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cambridge to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 04:48 and the last train is around 23:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 04:38, and the last at 21:28.
What's the Cambridge to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cambridge to Manchester are $36.41.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $107 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $98. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cambridge to Manchester train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cambridge to Manchester by train.
Which train companies operate between Cambridge and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cambridge to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Abellio Greater Anglia
- Avanti West Coast
- East Midlands Railway
- East Midlands Trains
- First Hull Trains
- Great Northern
- Greater Anglia
- London Underground
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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