Cambridge to London train

Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to London

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

£13

Average

£25

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:21Cambridge1h29 09:50London Liverpool Street
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£131One-way
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08:18Cambridge1h17 09:35London Liverpool Street
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£131One-way
08:27Cambridge1h17 09:44London St Pancras
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£311One-way
08:09Cambridge0h54 09:03London Kings Cross
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£311One-way
08:27Cambridge1h24 09:51London Kings Cross
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£311One-way

Train schedule Cambridge to London

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08:09Cambridge0h54 09:03London Kings Cross
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08:18Cambridge1h17 09:35London Liverpool Street
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08:21Cambridge1h29 09:50London Liverpool Street
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08:24Cambridge1h05 09:29London St Pancras
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08:27Cambridge1h17 09:44London St Pancras
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08:27Cambridge1h24 09:51London Kings Cross
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Fastest train times from Cambridge to London

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

54 m

Average

1 h 14 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

79 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Cambridge for London every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
08:09Cambridge0h54 09:03London Kings Cross
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£311One-way
08:24Cambridge1h05 09:29London St Pancras
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£311One-way
08:27Cambridge1h17 09:44London St Pancras
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£311One-way
08:18Cambridge1h17 09:35London Liverpool Street
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£131One-way
08:27Cambridge1h24 09:51London Kings Cross
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£311One-way

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Overview: Train from Cambridge to London

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£16 (€18)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 51 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesThameslink, Great Northern or Greater Anglia

Trains from Cambridge to London cover the 48 miles (78 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 17 min with our travel partners like Thameslink, Great Northern or Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £16, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in London Victoria.

Trains from Cambridge to London

When you are planning to travel by train from Cambridge to London, you will have many options available to you. There are three main train providers that operate this route and three possible arrival stations. The journey from Cambridge to London is not very long and should only take an average of 1h, maybe even less.

Cambridge to London Train Time: Daily Departures

There are several trains that travel from Cambridge to London daily, with over 35 trains departing from Cambridge to London. The first train that departs Cambridge Station will leave at around 06:30, and the final train to depart the station will generally leave a little after 23:00.

How long is the journey by train from Cambridge to London?

The train ride from Cambridge to London does not take very long due to the two cities' close proximity to each other. On average, it will only take you around 1h to travel from Cambridge Station to one of the three arrival stations in London. Most routes offered from Cambridge to London will not have any stopovers involved. There are one or two occasional trains that stop at Stevenage, but this is very rare.

Cambridge bridge at night. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Cambridge to London?

Departure train station: Cambridge Station will be your departure point. It is surprisingly one of the busiest train stations in the United Kingdom; the station has beaten records year after year with passenger foot traffic. The city being so close to London makes it clearer to understand why the route sees so many commuters on a daily basis.

Arrival train station: You will arrive at either London Liverpool Street Station, London St Pancras Station or London Kings Cross Station. Liverpool Street Station has above-ground trains that can take you all over the country as well as being connected to the greater tube network of London. This train station is the only way to use the Stansted Express, which is the express train to London Stansted Airport (STN). Being another major train station of London, London St Pancras is a very busy station and has the third highest daily passenger records in the city. It is located very close to London King Cross Station. Speaking of which, London Kings Cross Station is one of the most popular train stations in London, with an extensive history dating back to the mid 1800s. It has been seen in popular films and featured in numerous paintings and works of art due to its Victorian appearance and is a flagship for the city of London.

Which train companies travel from Cambridge to London?

There are three main train providers that offer services along the route from Cambridge to London. Each of the companies operate around one direct route but also have one or two required stops on other routes. Greater Anglia has the most train services to London Liverpool Street Station; Thameslink is the only train provider to offer trains to St Pancras Street Station and it also offers half the daily train routes to London Kings Cross Station; and lastly, Great Northern operates the other half of daily train routes to London King Cross Station.

Night trains Cambridge

Unfortunately, there are no night trains available from Cambridge to London. In the United Kingdom, trains generally do not operate at night time, and most train stations will have their last train departure before midnight, meaning their last arrival will be at roughly 01:00 or 02:00. All train stations in the country open their doors at roughly 06:00 and usually have their first departure at around 06:30.

Greater Anglia trains from Cambridge to London

Greater Anglia is a result of a joint venture with a Norwegian train company and a Japanese trading company. The provider does not operate all over the country and instead focuses its services on the greater-London area and major cities around London. Greater Anglia only operates out of one arrival station for this route from Cambridge to London, London Liverpool Station; this station gives you the opportunity to access the London Underground, to reach the city centre, or the Stansted Express, if you are looking to go to Stansted International Airport (STN).

Thameslink trains from Cambridge to London

Thameslink is a popular train provider for stations around London and near the River Thames. The train provider has two arrival train stations: either London St Pancras, to which it is the sole provider of Cambridge to London trains, or London Kings Cross Station, for which it only services about half the trains.

Great Northern trains from Cambridge to London

Great Northern only services London Kings Cross Train Station and operates the other half of the daily train services from Cambridge to London to that station. The provider is a subsidiary of the greater Thameslink corporation's umbrella, The provider as such will offer similar trains and services to its passengers as Thameslink.

Trains from Cambridge to London: Sustainability travel

Due to the events of the Paris Agreement, the United Kingdom has agreed to lower its carbon footprint, in order to increase environmental sustainability. One of the goals was the renovations and restorations to the UK’s railway infrastructure and machinery. All trains that operate these lines have been upgraded to more efficient options that produce less carbon emissions and waste. Find some ideas on how you can reduce your own impact whilst travelling by reading the sustainability issue in our online magazine, The Window Seat.

Train Cambridge to London: Services on Board

The service aboard all trains on the route from Cambridge to London are similar, with all the train companies having a unified policy that grants passengers all the same amenities when travelling. When you board your train from Cambridge to London, there will be comfortable seats for you to use if you have a long journey, and there are poles and handles available for passengers who prefer to stand. There are luggage racks above the seats, for passengers to stow their luggage while on route. There are no food or beverage services aboard the trains, and consumption of food or drink is not allowed on trains in the United Kingdom. Unless you have purchased first-class train tickets, there will be no major difference in services on any of the trains.

How to find cheap train tickets from Cambridge to London?

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Suitcase at the station in London. Source: Shutterstock

To London by train—travel tips

London is one of the most visited cities in the world, and for good reason; the city is constantly evolving, with innovation making it one of the most developed cities in the world. Being so grand, there are a multitude of landmarks and attractions for people to visit in London, with many of them being castles, towers, clocks and bridges. This is not all that London has to offer, as the number of quality restaurants and bars in the city is immense, and there is fun down every alleyway.

  • The London Red Bus Tours
  • Natural History Museum
  • St Paul Cathedral
  • The Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge

Travel Tips: Trains from Cambridge to London

Travel by train to London 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 Cambridge to London.
FAQs
You can find a cheap train from Cambridge to London for some dates and times for as low as £11  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cambridge to London train prices are on average £16  one way.
The train distance from Cambridge to London is around 48 miles (78 km).
On average the Cambridge to London train time is 1 h 17 min  covering the 48 miles (78 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Some of the Cambridge train stations to London you can start your journey from include Cambridge and Cambridge North. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in London include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cambridge   and arriving in London Victoria.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Cambridge and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the train station to the city centre in London.

For the best Cambridge to London train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Thameslink, Great Northern or Greater Anglia. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Cambridge and London to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 51 direct trains a day from Cambridge to London. If you’re looking for a direct train from Cambridge to London, consider travelling with Greater Anglia, Great Northern or Thameslink. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
The average number of trains departing Cambridge for London is 51 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Cambridge to London at 06: 31   or take the last train from Cambridge to London leaving at 23: 35. Look for the latest Cambridge London train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
You can find a train between Cambridge and London to cost on average £16 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 route. You’ll see tickets for the Cambridge to London train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Cambridge is the most popular Cambridge 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 Cambridge for your journey to London.

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