The cheapest trains from Cambridge to Stansted

Showing times and prices for 27 Sep

Cheapest

£9

Average

£11

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.

The average ticket from Cambridge to Stansted will cost around £ 11 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.

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21:11Cambridge0h30 21:41Stansted Airport
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£91One-way
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20:11Cambridge0h30 20:41Stansted Airport
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£91One-way
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22:11Cambridge0h30 22:41Stansted Airport
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£91One-way
19:11Cambridge0h30 19:41Stansted Airport
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£91One-way
11:11Cambridge0h30 11:41Stansted Airport
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£91One-way

Timetable Cambridge to Stansted

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08:11Cambridge0h30 08:41Stansted Airport
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09:14Cambridge0h30 09:44Stansted Airport
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09:50Cambridge0h34 10:24Stansted Airport
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10:11Cambridge0h30 10:41Stansted Airport
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10:48Cambridge0h36 11:24Stansted Airport
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11:11Cambridge0h30 11:41Stansted Airport
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16:11Cambridge0h30 16:41Stansted Airport
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16:47Cambridge0h37 17:24Stansted Airport
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17:11Cambridge0h30 17:41Stansted Airport
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18:17Cambridge0h37 18:54Stansted Airport
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19:11Cambridge0h30 19:41Stansted Airport
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20:11Cambridge0h30 20:41Stansted Airport
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20:48Cambridge0h36 21:24Stansted Airport
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21:11Cambridge0h30 21:41Stansted Airport
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22:11Cambridge0h30 22:41Stansted Airport
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Mon
27 Sep
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
Tue
28 Sep
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
Wed
29 Sep
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
Fri
1 Oct
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£7National Express
Sun
3 Oct
£9Cross Country
£7National Express
Mon
4 Oct
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
Tue
5 Oct
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
Wed
6 Oct
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
Fri
8 Oct
£12Cross Country
£7National Express
Sat
9 Oct
£9Cross Country
£7National Express

The fastest trains from Cambridge to Stansted

Showing times and prices for 27 Sep

Fastest Journey

30 m

Average

32 m

Trains per day

15

Distance

34 km

Of the 15 trains that leave Cambridge for Stansted every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 34 km distance in an average of 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 30 m .

The slowest trains will take 37 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
19:11Cambridge0h30 19:41Stansted Airport
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£91One-way
Fastest
11:11Cambridge0h30 11:41Stansted Airport
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£91One-way
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21:11Cambridge0h30 21:41Stansted Airport
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£91One-way
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20:11Cambridge0h30 20:41Stansted Airport
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£91One-way
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08:11Cambridge0h30 08:41Stansted Airport
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£121One-way

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Train Information from Cambridge to Stansted

distanceDistance20 miles (33 km)
durationAverage train duration30 min
priceAverage train ticket price£11 (€13)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Greater Anglia

Trains from Cambridge to Stansted cover the 20 miles (33 km) long journey taking on average 30 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Greater Anglia. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £11, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Stansted Airport.

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Crosscountry Railways trains between Cambridge and Stansted

Find the best trains between Cambridge and Stansted with Omio's travel partners Crosscountry Railways from £9. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Crosscountry Railways

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Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • 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.
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Trains from Cambridge to Stansted

The historic university city in East Anglia is well connected to Stansted Airport in Essex, with regular direct trains from Cambridge offering international students, holidaymakers and business travellers easy access to the airport. There are direct trains roughly twice an hour seven days a week, with journey times from Cambridge of just over 30 minutes.  Departure times for the airport service range from the very early morning to the late evening.

Which train companies travel from Cambridge to Stansted?

Direct trains to Stansted Airport from Cambridge are operated by Greater Anglia and by CrossCountry Trains. There are also some indirect services that use Greater Anglia and CrossCountry departures from Cambridge and require one change at Audley End for connections to Stansted.

How long is the train from Cambridge to Stansted?

Some CrossCountry Trains services offer the fastest connection on the 30-mile route south from Cambridge to Stansted Airport, taking 30 minutes to reach the terminal, although most journeys take about five to 15 minutes longer. Indirect connections via Audley End take from 45 minutes to over an hour to reach the airport.

How many trains are there from Cambridge to Stansted?

There are about 25-30 daily direct trains from Cambridge to Stansted, with departures roughly every half hour throughout the day and evening. Schedules begin before 5:00 a.m. and continue until a final direct connection to the airport just after 10:00 p.m. Indirect services offer an additional journey option roughly every hour.

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

Departure train station: Cambridge Station is located about a mile and a half south of the historic city centre, with frequent public transport connections available on Busway links and local bus services. The station has cafes and coffee bars on the platforms, a supermarket and a taxi rank immediately in front of the main entrance.

Arrival train station: Stansted Airport Train Station is located a short walk from the arrivals and departures halls, close to the bus station, which has local and regional bus services. The airport passenger terminus offers a wide range of gift stores, international and fast food restaurants,  business lounges and free WiFi.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains from Cambridge to Stansted?
You can find a cheap train from Cambridge to Stansted for some dates and times for as low as £9  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets between Cambridge and Stansted?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cambridge to Stansted train prices are on average £11  one way.
What is the distance from Cambridge to Stansted via train?
The Cambridge to Stansted train distance is approximately 20 miles (33 km).
What is the average Cambridge to Stansted train duration?
On average the train from Cambridge to Stansted duration is 30 min  for the 20 miles (33 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Cambridge and arrival train station in Stansted?

When taking a train from Cambridge, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Cambridge and Cambridge North. When you arrive in Stansted, your train can arrive in train stations including Stansted Airport, Stansted, London Stansted Airport and Stansted Mountfitchet.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Cambridge   to Stansted Airport.

Where is the train station in Cambridge? Where is the train station in Stansted?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cambridge, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Stansted Airport, located 2 mile (s) / 4 km away from the city centre.

Which train companies can take me between Cambridge and Stansted?
If you're looking for trains from Cambridge to Stansted, you can rely on Cross Country or Greater Anglia to get you to Stansted. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cambridge to Stansted trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What are the first and last departure train times from Cambridge to Stansted?
The first Cambridge to Stansted train departs at 07: 11   and the last train from Cambridge to Stansted leaves at 08: 15. Check out the most up-to-date Cambridge to Stansted train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Cambridge to Stansted for the best deals?
If you buy Cambridge to Stansted train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £11. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Cambridge to Stansted. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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