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Sat
23 Oct
£63Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£56Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£44Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£72Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£62Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£67Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£47Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£37Cross Country
£18National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£37Cross Country
£20National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£59Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£56Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£44Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£19Cross Country
£13National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£33Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£56Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£56Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£56Avanti West Coast
£18National Express

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Train Information between Birmingham and Cambridge

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price£62 (€70)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Birmingham to Cambridge cover the 87 miles (140 km) long route taking on average 2 h 42 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £44, but the average price of train tickets is £62. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Cambridge.

Train companies

Train between Birmingham and Cambridge with CrossCountry

You can travel by train between Birmingham and Cambridge with CrossCountry for as low as £44. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Birmingham and Cambridge you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey from Birmingham to Cambridge with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes from Birmingham to Cambridge as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Birmingham to Cambridge train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Birmingham and Cambridge on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 87 miles (140 km) journey from Birmingham to Cambridge with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

CrossCountry from Birmingham to Cambridge train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 39 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets between Birmingham and Cambridge due to the coronavirus:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Birmingham to Cambridge
Travel by train 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
How much do cheap trains from Birmingham to Cambridge cost?
You can find a cheap train from Birmingham to Cambridge for some dates and times for as low as £44  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Birmingham to Cambridge cost on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Birmingham to Cambridge train price to come in at an average of £62  one way.
What is the distance from Birmingham to Cambridge via train?
You should expect to travel around 87 miles (140 km)  to Cambridge from Birmingham by train.
How long is the train from Birmingham to Cambridge?
The train time to Cambridge from Birmingham is on average 2 h 42 min  for the 87 miles (140 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cambridge from Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Birmingham goes to Cambridge? Which train station do I come into Cambridge from Birmingham?

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

Omio customers book a train from Birmingham New Street   to Cambridge   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Birmingham train station located? Where is the Cambridge train station located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Cambridge most often arrive at Cambridge and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Birmingham to Cambridge?
For the route from Birmingham to Cambridge you can take a train with Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Cambridge from Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there between Birmingham and Cambridge a day?
On average, there are 10 trains a day from Birmingham to Cambridge. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Birmingham to Cambridge?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Birmingham at 07: 10. The last train leaves from Birmingham at 09: 30. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Birmingham to Cambridge and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge for the best deals?
You can find a train to Cambridge from Birmingham to cost on average £62 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Birmingham to Cambridge train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00 | Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70