There are 12 ways to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$126 - $204

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Bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$17 - $22

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly

$96 - $144

Bus, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Huntingdon, Railway Station (Railway Station Car Park)
  2. Take the bus from Huntingdon, Railway Station (Railway Station Car Park) to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn (Bay 8)
  3. Take the train from Peterborough to Doncaster
  4. Take the train from Doncaster to Manchester Piccadilly

$66 - $99

Bus via Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 777 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$21 - $30

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station 161.6 miles

$30 - $50

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$96 - $296

Fly Cambridge to Manchester  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN

$50 - $240

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN

$111 - $245

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN

$109 - $377

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$94 - $226

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly

$105 - $247

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to fly which costs £35 - £190 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 133 miles. The road distance is 161.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station.
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  • Distance: 132.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras, Euston Station, and London Euston in around 3 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station via Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 6 h 11 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
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
Flights from Southampton to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
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
$22 - $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 Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Super Off-Peak Single
$40 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in the Fens
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Huntingdon, Railway Station (Railway Station Car Park)
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Huntingdon, Railway Station (Railway Station Car Park) to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn (Bay 8)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com

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