The cheapest trains from Leicester to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£32

Average

£65

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 Leicester to Cambridge will cost around £ 65 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 32.

Cheapest
10:15Leicester1h50 12:05Cambridge
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£321One-way
04:52Leicester2h41 07:33Cambridge
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£511One-way
09:30Leicester2h31 12:01Cambridge
1 changes
£601One-way
05:12Leicester2h52 08:04Cambridge
1 changes
£601One-way
08:18Leicester1h51 10:09Cambridge
0 changes
£651One-way

Timetable Leicester to Cambridge

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, 25 Oct
04:52Leicester2h41 07:33Cambridge
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05:12Leicester2h52 08:04Cambridge
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06:15Leicester1h53 08:08Cambridge
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06:30Leicester2h31 09:01Cambridge
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07:14Leicester1h59 09:13Cambridge
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07:30Leicester2h33 10:03Cambridge
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08:18Leicester1h51 10:09Cambridge
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08:30Leicester2h31 11:01Cambridge
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09:14Leicester1h51 11:05Cambridge
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09:30Leicester2h31 12:01Cambridge
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10:15Leicester1h50 12:05Cambridge
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Sun
24 Oct
£27
£23National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£32Cross Country
£20National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£26Cross Country
£20National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£25Cross Country
£20National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£32Cross Country
£20National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£32Cross Country
£20National Express

The fastest trains from Leicester to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 50 m

Average

2 h 16 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

98 km

Of the 11 trains that leave Leicester for Cambridge every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 98 km distance in an average of 2 h 16 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 50 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 52 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
10:15Leicester1h50 12:05Cambridge
0 changes
£321One-way
08:18Leicester1h51 10:09Cambridge
0 changes
£651One-way
09:14Leicester1h51 11:05Cambridge
0 changes
£651One-way
06:15Leicester1h53 08:08Cambridge
0 changes
£651One-way
07:14Leicester1h59 09:13Cambridge
0 changes
£651One-way

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Train Information between Leicester and Cambridge

distanceDistance60 miles (97 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 50 min
priceAverage train ticket price£29 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Leicester to Cambridge cover the 60 miles (97 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £29, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Cambridge.

Train companies

Train from Leicester to Cambridge with CrossCountry

Travel from Leicester to Cambridge from £25 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Leicester to Cambridge you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry between Leicester and Cambridge for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Leicester to Cambridge train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Leicester - Cambridge trip and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance from Leicester to Cambridge by train is 60 miles (97 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as £25 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Leicester and Cambridge in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Leicester - Cambridge train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

Leicester to Cambridge train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 48 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 16 a day

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Leicester to Cambridge are the following:

  • 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.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Leicester 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 Leicester to Cambridge.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains between Leicester and Cambridge cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Leicester and Cambridge for the next 7 days starting from £25  one way.
How much does the train from Leicester to Cambridge cost on average?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Leicester to Cambridge train to cost on average £29  one way.
How far is it from Leicester to Cambridge by train?
The train distance from Leicester to Cambridge is around 60 miles (97 km).
What is the average Leicester to Cambridge train duration?
On average the train from Leicester to Cambridge duration is 1 h 50 min  for the 60 miles (97 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Leicester to Cambridge do I depart from? Which Cambridge train station from Leicester do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from Leicester   to Cambridge   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Leicester train station to Cambridge? Where is the Cambridge train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Leicester, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Leicester. The most popular arrival train station in Cambridge, called Cambridge, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies can take me from Leicester to Cambridge?
Take the Leicester to Cambridge train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from Leicester to Cambridge as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there from Leicester to Cambridge a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Leicester to Cambridge. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Leicester to Cambridge?
The earliest train departing from Leicester to Cambridge leaves at 07: 03. The last train departing from Leicester to Cambridge leaves at 10: 15. You can find the latest Leicester to Cambridge train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Leicester to Cambridge to get the best deals?
If you book a train ticket between Leicester and Cambridge within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £29 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Cambridge from Leicester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leicester
Cambridge
The major railway station for departures from Leicester is Leicester. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Leicester for your trip between Leicester and Cambridge.