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There are 6 ways to get from Manchester to Alconbury by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Doncaster  •  3h 54m

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

£34 - £87

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Bus  •  7h 45m

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

£20 - £28

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Peterborough

£45 - £70

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Alconbury 141.9 miles

£23 - £35

Fly to Cambridge, bus  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cambridge (CBG) MAN - CBG
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, The Busway New Square to Huntingdon, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Huntingdon, Bus Station to Alconbury, RAF Main Gate

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 57m

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

£72 - £230

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Alconbury is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Alconbury is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester station to Alconbury. However, there are services departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at Alconbury, RAF Main Gate via Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Manchester and Alconbury is 113 miles. The road distance is 141.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Alconbury without a car is to train via Doncaster which takes 3h 54m and costs £30 - £90.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Manchester to Alconbury, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Manchester to Alconbury is to train via Doncaster which takes 3h 54m and costs £30 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £28 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Cambridge Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Manchester to Alconbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Peterborough station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Alconbury.
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  • Distance: 113.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Alconbury, England?

You can take a train from Manchester to Alconbury via Doncaster, Peterborough, Huntingdon, and Huntingdon, Railway Station in around 3h 54m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester to Alconbury once daily. Tickets cost £20 - £28 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £260
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £27
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£15 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £27
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£8 - £12
1st Class
£21 - £30
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from Doncaster to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£29 - £50
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Single
£12 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£45 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Anytime Single
£65 - £100
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Huntingdon
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£20 - £28
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National Express
Stagecoach in the Fens
Bus from Cambridge, The Busway New Square to Huntingdon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Bus from Huntingdon, Bus Station to Alconbury, RAF Main Gate
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Hourly
Whippet Coaches
Phone
01954 230011
Website
go-whippet.co.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Belmont Place to Huntingdon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Unknown
Whippet Coaches
Dews Coaches
Phone
01487 740241
Email
sales@dews-coaches.com
Website
dews-coaches.com
Bus from Huntingdon, Bus Station to Alconbury, RAF Main Gate
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Dews Coaches

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Alconbury is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Manchester to Alconbury.

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to Cambridge Airport.

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There are 172+ hotels available in Alconbury. Prices start at £51 per night.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 17m and costs £3 - £6.

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