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Greater Anglia
08:031h05
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:08Cambridge station (CBG)
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London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:53Cambridge station (CBG)
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Trains to Cambridge

World famous for its ancient university and Medieval architecture, Cambridge has a well-appointed train station which sits on routes between London and Kings Lynn, and Birmingham and Stansted Airport. Trains from London King's Cross reach Cambridge in 1 hour. Newmarket, with its infamous horse-races, is 30 minutes away. Meanwhile, passengers from Brighton and the Home Counties can journey to Cambridge in 3 hours or less via the Thameslink service.

Which is the main train station in Cambridge?

Half a mile south of the city centre, Cambridge Train Station offers a wide range of amenities including Wi-Fi, a currency exchange, photo booth, restaurant and Marks and Spencer. Further facilities include a space for changing nappies and vending machines selling sweets, snacks and drinks. There are long and short stay parking areas, and Citibuses 1,3 and 7 run from outside the station to the tourist sights of the old town.

Popular trains to and from Cambridge

Popular trains to Cambridge

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cambridge train

from £4
Direct trains available
0h28 average duration
4trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • Greater Anglia

London to Cambridge train

from £11
Direct trains available
0h51 average duration
51trains per day
Served by
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • Thameslink
  • Cross Country
  • Bus
  • London North Eastern Railway

Oxford to Cambridge train

from £19
Direct trains available
2h28 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Great Northern
  • Thameslink
  • Greater Anglia
  • Chiltern Railways

Edinburgh to Cambridge train

from £43
Direct trains available
4h35 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Lumo
  • Cross Country
  • Avanti West Coast

Glasgow to Cambridge train

from £54
Direct trains available
5h50 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Lumo
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • Northern Rail

Popular trains from Cambridge

Cambridge to London Stansted Airport (STN) train

from £4
Direct trains available
0h30 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • Greater Anglia
  • Bus

Cambridge to London train

from £11
Direct trains available
0h52 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • Thameslink

Cambridge to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train

from £15
Direct trains available
1h50 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Thameslink
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • Cross Country
  • Southern

Cambridge to Oxford train

from £19
Direct trains available
2h28 average duration
17trains per day
Served by
  • Great Western Railway
  • Great Northern
  • Thameslink
  • Greater Anglia
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Tube
  • South Western Railway

Cambridge to Edinburgh train

from £62
Direct trains available
4h44 average duration
8trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Lumo
  • Cross Country
  • Avanti West Coast

Which train companies offer trains to Cambridge?

Great Northern runs a twice hourly fast train to Cambridge from London King's Cross, while a slow train from London Liverpool is operated by Greater Anglia, which also provides a connection from Ipswich (a journey of approximately 90 minutes away.). Cross Country is responsible for services from Birmingham and the Midlands.

Why travel by train to Cambridge?

Travelling within the East Anglia region, rail is often the best option. For example, the train from Kings Lynn is two hours faster than the coach and considerably cheaper. Meanwhile, the cost of going by train from London can be much the same as by coach but saves passengers an hour or more of travel time. It's also worth noting that getting to Cambridge by coach from the south coast generally involves a transfer at London Victoria.

Before you travel to Cambridge by train - good to know!

The flat landscape of the Fens is perfect for a cycling tour. A bike hire outlet is located next to the cycle racks at Cambridge station and is open 7 days a week, with a choice of adult and child bike sizes and accessories. Visit www.Rutlandcycling.com/hire to book online. While in the area, a 20 to 50 minute train ride will also take visitors to other local places of interest such as the cathedral town of Ely and the ancient port of Kings Lynn.

How to get to Cambridge by Train

Cambridge, a university city in England, has several daily connections with London, with trains running from Kings Cross and Liverpool Street Station. The station is served by CrossCountry, First Capital Connect (FCC) and Greater Anglia. It is located just over a kilometre southeast of Cambridge city centre. Taxi stands can be found in front of the station, with buses 1, 3 and 7 also running to the main centre. Plusbus tickets can be purchased with rail tickets to assist with onward travel. Bicycles are also for hire near the station.

Cambridge

Cambridge is one of England's premier university towns, featuring some of the oldest colleges in the United Kingdom, with Peterhouse dating back to the 13th century. Some colleges charge admission to visit and others are closed at certain times of the year. The popularity of the colleges led to Viscount Fitzwilliam donating his art to his old alma mater, available for viewing at the Fitzwilliam Museum. You can take a "punt and pint" tour down the river, perhaps stopping for traditional sticky buns at the local bakeries. Near the the river can be found the tranquil parklands and gardens, which is also from where the annual boat races against rival Oxford can be observed. Brave visitors will love the numerous Ghost Tours of the area.

Train providers: Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and Great Northern trains to Cambridge

Travel to Cambridge on Great Western Rail, CrossCountry and Great Northern trains with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Great Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London Paddington to the West of England, South Wales and the Cotswolds. It also operates services from London Paddington to Oxford, Reading and Bristol. It offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and catering services. The most popular routes for Great Western Railway are London Paddington to Bristol, Reading and Oxford.

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