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from Birmingham to Cambridge

You can get from Birmingham to Cambridge by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Cambridge on 20 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:22Birmingham New Street2h43 21:05Cambridge
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£291One-way
Cheapest
15:00Birmingham, Coach Station4h00 19:00Cambridge
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£191One-way
Other options
19:22Birmingham New Street2h43 22:05Cambridge
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£291One-way
20:22Birmingham New Street2h47 23:09Cambridge
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£291One-way
18:30Birmingham New Street3h03 21:33Cambridge
1 changes
£591One-way

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Tue
19 Oct
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£19National Express
Wed
20 Oct
£73Cross Country
£19National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£73Cross Country
£18National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£67Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£56Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£51Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£44Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£63Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£62Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£63Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£47Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£37Cross Country
£18National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£59Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£44Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£37Cross Country
£18National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£33Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£56Avanti West Coast
£18National Express

Travel Information between Birmingham and Cambridge

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £55
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £55 • 2 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 87 miles (140 km) between Birmingham and Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 42 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Birmingham to Cambridge.

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FAQs
How do I go from Birmingham to Cambridge?

There are 2 ways to travel to Cambridge from Birmingham including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Birmingham and Cambridge?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Cambridge. Tickets for a coach cost on average £18.

This is compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

A coach journey is usually £37 less than a journey to Cambridge by train, which costs on average £55 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Birmingham to Cambridge?

The quickest way to travel to Cambridge from Birmingham is by train, which takes on average 2 h 42 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 40 min.

What is the distance from Birmingham to Cambridge?

The distance from Birmingham to Cambridge is approximately 87 miles (140 km).

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 people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Birmingham to Cambridge?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Cambridge:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Birmingham to Cambridge depart from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge.
Which travel companies can take 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 National Express to go to Cambridge by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Birmingham to Cambridge tickets on Omio for £18.
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Cambridge by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Birmingham to Cambridge for £55 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Birmingham and Cambridge?

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

  • You can take a direct coach with National Express.

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 from Birmingham to Cambridge.

Where should I go next after I travel to Cambridge from Birmingham?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to Cambridge often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Stansted or Oxford. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and Cambridge itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cambridge and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Birmingham to Cambridge ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £18 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £55 one way.

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