There are 12 ways to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station 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 10 min

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

$137 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge to Manchester National Express

$18 - $24

10 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 4 min

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

$86 - $144

Train East Midlands Trains  •  4 h 58 min

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

$70 - $154

Bus via Pool Meadow Bus Station  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Jesus College to Pool Meadow Bus Station M37
  2. Take the bus from Coventry to Manchester National Express

$34 - $48

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station 161.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Cambridge to Manchester  •  2 h 29 min

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

$52 - $241

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  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

$124 - $336

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 40 min

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

$115 - $383

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 36 min

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

$116 - $251

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 1 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

$100 - $235

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 19 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

$133 - $289

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 Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station via Pool Meadow Bus Station, Coventry, and Manchester in around 6 h 17 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
$24 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
$30 - $45
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Super Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $70
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
$26 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Single
$95 - $140
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Jesus College to Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Coventry to Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

The distance between Cambridge and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 212 km. The road distance is 259 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to fly which takes 2 h 29 min and costs £35 - £180.

Is there a direct train between Cambridge and Manchester Piccadilly Station?

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 and Doncaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cambridge and Manchester Piccadilly Station?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cambridge and arriving at Manchester. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Cambridge to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.