Birmingham to Cambridge train

Tue, 28 May
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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham to Cambridge is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
08:222h46
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:08Cambridge station (CBG)
£711One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:472h43
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:30Cambridge station (CBG)
£941One-way
2 changes

Train timetableBirmingham to Cambridge

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 28 May
Cross Country
08:222h46
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:08Cambridge station (CBG)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:472h43
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:30Cambridge station (CBG)
2 changes

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Train times from Birmingham to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 43 m

Average

2 h 44 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

141 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Birmingham for Cambridge every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:472h43
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:30Cambridge station (CBG)
£941One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
08:222h46
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
11:08Cambridge station (CBG)
£711One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Cambridge

distanceDistance87 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price£64 (€71)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways or West Midlands Trains

Trains from Birmingham to Cambridge cover the 87 miles long route taking on average 2 h 43 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways or West Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £64, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Cambridge.

Train providers: CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and Chiltern Railways trains Birmingham to Cambridge

Travel between Birmingham and Cambridge from £36 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and Chiltern Railways! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train to Cambridge from Birmingham: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Trains from Birmingham to Cambridge

CrossCountry Trains offer a direct rail connection from Birmingham to Cambridge. Trains run from very early in the morning, with departures every hour until the final departure in late evening. Journey times are around two hours and 45 minutes. The Sunday schedule has a reduced service, with the first direct departure leaving Birmingham just after midday. Additional indirect connections are possible, requiring changes at London Euston, via Underground to London Kings Cross. Trains from Birmingham to Cambridge depart from the central New Street Station, arriving at Cambridge Station, located south of the city centre.

FAQs: Birmingham to Cambridge train

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham to Cambridge easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Cambridge.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge can start from as little as £26 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham to Cambridge is £64; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Birmingham to Cambridge train time is 2 h 43 min   covering the 87 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham to Cambridge leaves at 05: 06. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham to Cambridge leaves at 21: 21.
Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day from Birmingham to Cambridge with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the route from Birmingham to Cambridge you can take a train with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways or West Midlands Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Birmingham and Cambridge on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 21.

When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street. When arriving in Cambridge, you can end your journey in train stations like Cambridge, Cambridge North and Cambridge or Cambridge North.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cambridge, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cambridge from Birmingham is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 43 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Birmingham to Cambridge by train is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Cambridge from Birmingham including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Birmingham and Cambridge

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Cambridge
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your journey to Cambridge.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
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Public transport options for Birmingham International
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.
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Public transport options for Birmingham Moor Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: This station is not usually served by rail replacement buses, due to difficult road access. Replacement buses stop at Birmingham Snow Hill station.
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Public transport options for Birmingham Snow Hill
Location for Rail Replacement Services: In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from: Bus Stop SH4, at the front of the station on Colmore Row.
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