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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.

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 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.


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