The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Cambridge will cost around £ 26 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave London 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 train cover the 79 km distance in an average of 1h 15m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 49m .
The slowest train will take 1h 30m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
1 hours 8 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£18|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||Cambridge|
|Train Companies:||Great Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink|
Abellio Greater Anglia and Great Northern operate trains from London to Cambridge, with a journey time of between one and one and a half hours. The first departure is around 5:30 a.m., with the last direct train leaving just before midnight. There are 5 departures an hour during peak times and regular trains throughout the day, with a slightly reduced service on Sundays.
Return journeys for trains from Cambridge to London are also available.
Abellio Greater Anglia and Great Northern operate all trains travelling from London to Cambridge.
Trains from London to Cambridge take between 46 minutes and 1h41 depending on the train company, the time of day and time of week you are travelling.
The first train from London to Cambridge departs at 4:10 a.m. while the last train leaves at 11:58 p.m.
London to Cambridge trains depart from either London Liverpool Street or London King's Cross train station. All trains travelling from London to Cambridge arrive at Cambridge train station.
Trains for Cambridge depart from either London Liverpool Street or London King's Cross. Both stations are well served by local buses, including night routes. London Liverpool Street Station is in central London, close to the City while King's Cross Station is located near Regent's Park. Liverpool Street is on three Underground lines and King's Cross St Pancras Underground Station is on six, including Piccadilly and Victoria. Taxi ranks can be found at the main entrances to both stations.
Cambridge is a tranquil and historic university town, with the gardens of medieval colleges backing onto the River Cam. Cambridge University was founded in the 13th century, its Tudor Trinity College and 16th century King's College Chapel are two of its treasures and are on every visitor's itinerary. The city centre of Cambridge is pedestrianised in many places and full of narrow cobbled streets making it a pleasant place to explore. Interesting museums are the Fitzwilliam, Kettle's Yard and the Whipple Museum of the History of Science.
Cambridge Station is just under 2 km from the city centre, but is linked by frequent buses, operated by Citi Bus Network. Cambridge has an efficient bus service with many Park and Rides options around its periphery. Taxis are also available at the station.