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There are 11 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 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$126 - $204

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Bus  •  7 h 12 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 57 min

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

$82 - $145

Bus, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Doncaster
  3. Take the train from Doncaster to Manchester Piccadilly

$43 - $63

Bus via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$28 - $35

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station 161.6 miles

$30 - $50

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  3 h 50 min

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

$119 - $335

Fly from Cambridge  •  2 h 27 min

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

$49 - $232

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  5 h 5 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

$111 - $379

Train to Norwich, fly  •  4 h 44 min

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

$111 - $246

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  5 h 16 min

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

$97 - $228

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to fly which costs £35 - £180 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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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 5 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 London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 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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The best way to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station without a car is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £95 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £95 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £28 and takes 6 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £180 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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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 41 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 St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 3 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 6 h 3 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
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 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
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 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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
$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
Bus operators
Stagecoach in the Fens
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station is 162 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station.

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

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There are 839+ hotels available in Manchester Piccadilly Station. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Cambridge Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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