Trains from Cambridge to Manchester

Cambridge to Manchester train information

Cambridge Manchester train map

Train duration 4h10m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Cambridge, England
Distance 132 Miles

There are a lot of train operators across the United Kingdom & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you are able to see the trains between Cambridge in England to Manchester in England as well as the train operator for this journey.

There are 132 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Cambridge to Manchester is normally 4h10m. Travelling by train is normally the quickest solution to go to Manchester from Cambridge, and it's also more environmentally friendly than taking your car or using the plane.

Prices may vary depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Cambridge to Manchester train tickets

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from £33.10 MORE 8h32m

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

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The Prices for train tickets Cambridge to Manchester are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 15 days in advance, you can find tickets from £35 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £47 for your train. Thus, you may save 26% on the price of your ticket by booking 15 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Cambridge to Manchester trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Cambridge and Manchester by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Manchester to Cambridge and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Cambridge Manchester train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are five types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to estimate the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Cambridge Manchester ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from Manchester to Cambridge (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Cambridge to Manchester train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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