There are 12 ways to get from Cambridge to Liverpool by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 44 min

$136 - $216

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. National Express

$21 - $27

10 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 38 min

$103 - $151

Bus via Birmingham  •  6 h 20 min

  1. National Express / ...
  2. National Express

$24 - $32

Bus, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. 12

$105 - $150

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. 191.8 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. CBG - MAN

$63 - $255

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. LHR - MAN

$133 - $349

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 1 min

  1. SEN - MAN

$124 - $395

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. NWI - MAN

$124 - $263

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. LHR - LBA

$143 - $307

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 22 min

  1. SOU - MAN

$108 - $242

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Liverpool, England?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Liverpool via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 3 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Liverpool via Birmingham in around 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Ely to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Single
$130 - $200
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge to Liverpool University
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cambridge and Liverpool is 248 km. The road distance is 307 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Liverpool is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 8 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Liverpool is to drive which takes 3 h 11 min and costs £30 - £45.

No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cambridge and arriving at Liverpool University. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Cambridge to Liverpool, including transfers.