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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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.
|Distance||20 miles (33 km)|
|Average train duration||30 min|
|Average train ticket price||£11 (€13)|
|Train providers||Cross 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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