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Cambridge to Manchester by bus

The journey from Cambridge to Manchester by bus is 132.37 mi and takes 5 hr 44 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:00 AM and the last at 3:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Cambridge to Manchester by bus for as little as $4.56 or as much as $27.50. The best price for this journey is $4.56.

Lowest Price$4.56
Journey Duration5 hr 44 min
Connection per Day5
Lowest Price$4.56
Highest Price$27.50
First Departure9:00 AM
Last Departure3:45 PM
Distance132.37 mi
DepartureCambridge
ArrivalManchester
CarriersFlixBus, National Express

Cambridge to Manchester Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024

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What's the best way to get from Cambridge to Manchester? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Cambridge to Manchester, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much does it cost to get from Cambridge to Manchester by bus?

The cheapest bus tickets from Cambridge to Manchester cost $4.56. On average, you can expect to spend around $15.55 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Cambridge to Manchester.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Cambridge to Manchester. On average, though, you'll pay about $15.55 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Cambridge to Manchester by bus?

The journey between Cambridge and Manchester by bus is approximately 132.37 mi. It will take you more or less 5 hr 44 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Cambridge and Manchester by bus usually takes 5 hr 44 min to cover a distance of 132.37 mi. The shortest journey from Cambridge to Manchester will take you 4 hr 20 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Manchester quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do the first and last departures from Cambridge to Manchester leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cambridge to Manchester, which usually leaves at 9:00 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 3:45 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first journey of the night departs from Cambridge at 9:00 AM. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 3:45 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cambridge and Manchester. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

How many daily journeys are there from Cambridge to Manchester?

The exact number of journeys from Cambridge to Manchester can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 5 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Cambridge to Manchester. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Cambridge to Manchester varies, but in general, you can expect to find 4 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 1 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cambridge to Manchester. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cambridge to Manchester
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Manchester.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cambridge to Manchester, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cambridge to Manchester.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Cambridge to Manchester

The cheapest Cambridge - Manchester bus tickets can be found for as low as $4.66 if you’re lucky, or $14.27 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $19.38.

Find the best day to travel to Manchester by bus

When travelling to Manchester by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board FlixBus, National Express and Megabus from Cambridge to Manchester
Compare services on board when travelling from Cambridge to Manchester by bus.
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Cambridge to Manchester CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
14.91kg
Bus
15.98kg
Flight
42.61kg
Car
34.08kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cambridge to Manchester?
A bus ticket from Cambridge to Manchester is $15.55. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $4.56.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cambridge to Manchester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cambridge to Manchester is $4.56. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cambridge and Manchester by bus?
Cambridge to Manchester is 132.37 mi.
How long does the bus between Cambridge and Manchester take?
Cambridge to Manchester is on average 5 hr 44 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 20 min.
Which companies operate from Cambridge to Manchester?
The bus journey from Cambridge to Manchester is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, National Express and Megabus.
How many bus connections per day go from Cambridge to Manchester?
Cambridge to Manchester has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cambridge to Manchester leave?
The earliest bus from Cambridge to Manchester departs at 9:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cambridge to Manchester depart?
The latest bus from Cambridge to Manchester departs at 3:45 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cambridge to Manchester in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $4.56 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cambridge to Manchester?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Cambridge to go to Manchester.
What's the fastest journey time between Cambridge to Manchester by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cambridge and Manchester is 4 hr 20 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cambridge to Manchester?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cambridge and Manchester.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cambridge to Manchester by bus?
The bus journey from Cambridge to Manchester creates 15.98kg of CO2 emissions.

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