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Train Information from Glasgow to Cambridge

distanceDistance308 miles (497 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£89 (€101)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Glasgow to Cambridge cover the 308 miles (497 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 20 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £59, but the average price of train tickets is £89. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Cambridge.

Trains from Glasgow to Cambridge: Journey Details

It's relatively easy to take a train from Glasgow to Cambridge and passengers can choose to travel by either the east or west coast routes. There are trains at almost hourly intervals during the day, but no direct services are available. Depending on the route chosen and the number of changes, journey times can vary from just under 6 hours to 7.5 hours. Trains are operated by Virgin and East Coast, with some onward services provided by CrossCountry. The most direct route between Glasgow and Cambridge is run by Virgin Trains and has 1 change to the CrossCountry Cambridge service at Birmingham New Street station. There can be up to 3 changes on this journey and intermediate stations might include Edinburgh Waverley, York, Peterborough, Stevenage and London Euston and Kings Cross.

Taking the Train from Glasgow

Passengers travelling by train from Glasgow to Cambridge depart from Glasgow Central Station. As its name implies, the railway station is conveniently located in Gordon Street in the centre of the city. There are good local bus links to the station from most parts of Glasgow to Scotland's busiest station, and local taxi services also have excellent access.

Getting into Cambridge by Train

Cambridge is a historic university city on the banks of the River Cam. Visitors will enjoy exploring iconic buildings like King's College Chapel while proximity to East Anglia and the Fens is an added attraction. Those travelling by train from Glasgow to Cambridge will arrive at Cambridge railway station which is located just under 2 km to the south of the city centre. Regular bus services run to all parts of the city, and taxis are also available from the designated taxi rank adjacent to the station.

Travel Tips

Trains from Glasgow to Cambridge
Travel by train to Cambridge 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 Glasgow to Cambridge.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Cambridge cost?
You can find a cheap train from Glasgow to Cambridge for some dates and times for as low as £59  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Glasgow to Cambridge?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Cambridge from Glasgow is £89  one way.
How far is it from Glasgow to Cambridge by train?
The Glasgow to Cambridge train distance is approximately 308 miles (497 km).
How many hours does it take from Glasgow to Cambridge by train?
The train time from Glasgow to Cambridge is on average 6 h 20 min  for the 308 miles (497 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Glasgow to Cambridge by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Glasgow to Cambridge, which train station in Glasgow do I depart from and which train station in Cambridge do I arrive in?

Some of the Glasgow train stations to Cambridge you can start your journey from include Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow). Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cambridge include Cambridge and Cambridge North.

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

Where is the departure train station in Glasgow located? Where is the arrival train station in Cambridge located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Glasgow Central and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Cambridge and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Cambridge.

What train providers offer a service to Cambridge from Glasgow?
Take the Glasgow to Cambridge train with London North Eastern Railway or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Glasgow and Cambridge as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there to Cambridge from Glasgow?
The average number of trains departing Glasgow for Cambridge is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Glasgow to Cambridge?
The first Glasgow to Cambridge train departs at 07: 15   and the last train from Glasgow to Cambridge leaves at 11: 00. Check out the most up-to-date Glasgow to Cambridge train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Cambridge from Glasgow for the best deals?
You can find a train between Glasgow and Cambridge to cost on average £89 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Glasgow to Cambridge train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Cambridge
Glasgow Central is the most popular Glasgow 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 Glasgow for your journey to Cambridge.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper