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from Birmingham to Cambridge

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Travel Information to Cambridge from Birmingham

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £40
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £40 • 2 h 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Avanti West Coast

Travel 87 miles (140 km) by coach or train between Birmingham and Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 43 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Birmingham to Cambridge.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Cambridge

Travel 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 Birmingham to Cambridge.

How do I go from Birmingham to Cambridge?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Birmingham and Cambridge. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Cambridge from Birmingham?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Cambridge. Tickets for a coach cost on average £17.

This is compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

A coach journey is usually £23 less than a journey to Cambridge by train, which costs on average £40 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Birmingham to Cambridge?

The fastest way to get to Cambridge from Birmingham is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 43 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cambridge that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cambridge by coach can take on average 3 h 40 min.

How far is Cambridge from Birmingham?

Cambridge is approximately 87 miles (140 km) away from Birmingham.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to Cambridge?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Cambridge is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Cambridge from Birmingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Birmingham? Where do I arrive in Cambridge?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Cambridge:

  • Coaches from Birmingham to Cambridge most often leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road.
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in Cambridge.

Who can get me from Birmingham to Cambridge?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Cambridge, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Cambridge. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Birmingham to Cambridge tickets on Omio for £17.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Cambridge. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Birmingham to Cambridge tickets on Omio for £40.

Is it possible to travel directly from Birmingham to Cambridge?

Yes, there are direct services available between Birmingham and Cambridge with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with National Express.
  • You can travel directly by train with Cross Country with 10 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cambridge as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Birmingham and Cambridge.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Birmingham to Cambridge?

Omio customers who travel from Birmingham to Cambridge often also extend their holiday to go to London, Stansted or Oxford. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cambridge and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I buy my Birmingham to Cambridge ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Birmingham and Cambridge, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £17 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £40 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Birmingham and Cambridge online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.