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The cheapest trains

from London
to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for Aug 23

Cheapest

£15

Average

£26

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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08:03London Liverpool Street1h0409:07Cambridge
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£151One-way
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08:21London Kings Cross1h3009:51Cambridge
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£281One-way
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08:12London Kings Cross0h4909:01Cambridge
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£281One-way
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08:16London Bridge1h2609:42Cambridge
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£291One-way
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07:46London Bridge1h2709:13Cambridge
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£291One-way

Train Times

London to Cambridge

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07:46London Bridge1h2709:13Cambridge
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08:03London Liverpool Street1h0409:07Cambridge
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08:12London Kings Cross0h4909:01Cambridge
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08:16London Bridge1h2609:42Cambridge
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08:21London Kings Cross1h3009:51Cambridge
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Fri
Aug 23
£15Greater Anglia
£9National Express
Sat
Aug 24
£19Greater Anglia
£13National Express
Sun
Aug 25
£19Greater Anglia
£13National Express
Mon
Aug 26
£19Great Northern
£13National Express
Tue
Aug 27
£13Greater Anglia
£6National Express
Wed
Aug 28
£15Greater Anglia
£6National Express
Thu
Aug 29
£15Greater Anglia
£6National Express
Fri
Aug 30
£13Greater Anglia
£6National Express
Sat
Aug 31
£19Great Northern
£6National Express
Sun
Sep 1
£19Greater Anglia
£6National Express
Mon
Sep 2
£13Greater Anglia
£6National Express
Tue
Sep 3
£15Greater Anglia
£4National Express
Wed
Sep 4
£13Greater Anglia
£4National Express
Thu
Sep 5
£13Greater Anglia
£6National Express
Fri
Sep 6
£13Greater Anglia
£4National Express
Sat
Sep 7
£19Great Northern
£6National Express
Sun
Sep 8
£19Thameslink
£6National Express
Mon
Sep 9
£13Greater Anglia
£4National Express
Tue
Sep 10
£13Greater Anglia
£4National Express
Wed
Sep 11
£13Greater Anglia
£4National Express

The fastest trains

from London
to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for Aug 23

Fastest Journey

49m

Average

1h 15m

Trains per day

5

Distance

79 km

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.

Fastest
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08:12London Kings Cross0h4909:01Cambridge
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£281One-way
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08:03London Liverpool Street1h0409:07Cambridge
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£151One-way
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08:16London Bridge1h2609:42Cambridge
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£291One-way
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07:46London Bridge1h2709:13Cambridge
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£291One-way
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08:21London Kings Cross1h3009:51Cambridge
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£281One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Cambridge Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
1 hours 8 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £18
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Cambridge
Distance:79 km
TrainTrain Companies:Great Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink

Trains from London to Cambridge: Journey Details

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.

 

Which train companies go from London to Cambridge?

Abellio Greater Anglia and Great Northern operate all trains travelling from London to Cambridge.

How long is the train journey 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Cambridge?

The first train from London to Cambridge departs at 4:10 a.m. while the last train leaves at 11:58 p.m.

Where do trains from London to Cambridge depart from and arrive to?

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.

Taking the Train from London

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.

Getting into Cambridge by Train

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Cambridge
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon Kings Cross

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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