Trains from Manchester to Cambridge

Manchester to Cambridge train information

Manchester Cambridge train map

Train duration 4h08m
Arrival Cambridge, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 132 Miles
Train operators TransPennine Express
Lowest train price from £85.50
Average train price £106.00

Which train company can I use?

The route connecting Manchester, which is in England and Cambridge, located in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by these several operators: TransPennine Express.

How much times does it take?

On average, it takes normally 4h08m by train to cover the 132 miles to go to Cambridge from Manchester. The train duration can change depending if the train is direct or with changes.

How much does it costs?

The lowest ticket price we've found for the next 180 days is £85.50 one way.

Best prices for Manchester to Cambridge train tickets

from £85.50 MORE 4h08m
Other modes of transport available
from £19.30 MORE 6h38m
from €8.98 MORE 8h07m

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National Express£24




National Express£23



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Train times Manchester to Cambridge

When are the next trains to Cambridge?

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 2 trains from Manchester to Cambridge are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first Manchester Cambridge train leaves at 08:18 while the last train leaves the station at 08:45. The first and last departure hours can vary every day and there can be less trains during weekends as well as bank holidays. Train companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Manchester - Cambridge: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Buying your train from Manchester to Cambridge in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £29 when buying your seat 15 days in advance which is 26% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking 1 day in advance.

Best prices for Manchester to Cambridge trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£85.50 23/05/2022 08:43 2 days ago
£85.50 23/05/2022 08:45 TransPennine Express 2 days ago
£134.70 23/05/2022 09:15 2 days ago
£173.00 23/05/2022 08:35 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Discount Manchester - Cambridge train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Manchester Cambridge train ticket.

When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Manchester to Cambridge? Check with your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for a Manchester Cambridge ticket (i.e.: £105.83)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of journeys needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£105.83 = 0.83. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 1 trips from Manchester to Cambridge (one way trip).

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 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
Manchester to Cambridge train £105.83 £70.56 £35.28 0.83

(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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