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Manchester to Cambridge by train
Fastest journey3hr 20m
Trains per day41
Avg. journey time4hr 1m
Travelling from Manchester to Cambridge by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Cambridge take around 3 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 214 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Cambridge.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Cambridge?
Journeys between Manchester and Cambridge usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 55 departures on the route from Manchester to Cambridge every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 59 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Cambridge?
The Manchester to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Cambridge train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 00:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:36, and the last at 00:55.
What's the Manchester to Cambridge train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Cambridge are $36.19.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $29 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $60. 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 Manchester to Cambridge 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 Manchester to Cambridge by train.
Which train companies operate between Manchester and Cambridge?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Cambridge, 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
- First TransPennine Express
- 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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