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from Cambridge to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cambridge to London on 30 Nov we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:05Cambridge3h05 22:10London
1 changes
£231One-way
Cheapest
05:00Cambridge3h20 08:20London
1 changes
£201One-way
Other options
08:05Cambridge3h35 11:40London
1 changes
£221One-way
16:00Cambridge3h40 19:40London
1 changes
£221One-way
12:00Cambridge3h20 15:20London
1 changes
£241One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Tue
30 Nov
£18Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Wed
1 Dec
£16Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Thu
2 Dec
£16Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Fri
3 Dec
£16Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Sat
4 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Sun
5 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Mon
6 Dec
£16Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Tue
7 Dec
£16Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Wed
8 Dec
£16Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Thu
9 Dec
£15Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Fri
10 Dec
£16Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Sat
11 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Sun
12 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Tue
14 Dec
£16Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Wed
15 Dec
£15Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Thu
16 Dec
£16Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Fri
17 Dec
£16Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Sat
18 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Sun
19 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
£4National Express

Travel Information from Cambridge to London

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £12
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £9 • 1 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £9 • 1 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Travel 48 miles (78 km) by coach or train to London from Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 12 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cambridge to London.

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How to Travel from Cambridge to London

Anyone who wants to travel to London from Cambridge can easily do so by both bus and train. Every day, Great Northern and Abellio Greater Anglia provide quick, direct train connections that run straight into the heart of the British capital, while National Express also provides services to London Victoria Coach Station. If you are in a hurry, catching a train is much faster than taking a coach, but either way, you'll be in London in less than two hours.

Buses from Cambridge to London | Trains from Cambridge to London

Cambridge to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

train

£13

0:55 h

1 Month Before

bus

£3

2:15 h

2 Weeks Before



What is the best way to travel from Cambridge to London?

Cheapest way to travel from Cambridge to London


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Buses are the cheapest way to travel from Cambridge to London, with daily direct connections leaving throughout the day. National Express is the only operator on the route, but they run plenty of buses. The first service leaves as early as 3:05 a.m., and after that there are departures every hour until 9:30 p.m. The journey takes around 1 hour 45 minutes, with no changes. All buses leave from Cambridge Coach Station, which is right next to Christ's Pieces, close to the centre of town. Park and Ride buses stop at the coach station, so anyone coming from the outskirts of Cambridge can easily reach their bus. However, for very early departures, it will probably be necessary to book a taxi.


Fastest way to travel from Cambridge to London


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Catching a train is the quickest way to reach London from Cambridge, with hourly services into London Kings Cross or London Liverpool Street from Cambridge Station. Train services are operated by Great Northern and Abellio Greater Anglia and take just an hour (or just over) to reach London. Services start before 6:00 a.m., and the last train leaves at 11:30 p.m. Getting to Cambridge Station is located a mile away from the centre of town, but buses run straight to the station entrance from central locations. Trains run into London Kings Cross or Liverpool Street, but you can also alight at Finsbury Park or Potters Bar, if you need to reach destinations in north London or Hertfordshire.


Most popular way to travel from Cambridge to London


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Travelling from Cambridge to London by train is the most popular option. The prices are reasonable in comparison to the bus and the journey is significantly quicker on the train.


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FAQs
How do I go from Cambridge to London?

There are 2 ways to get from Cambridge to London: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Cambridge to London?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Cambridge to London. Tickets for a train cost on average £9.

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A train is about £3 less than a coach, which costs on average £12 for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Cambridge to London?

The quickest way to travel between Cambridge and London is by train, which takes on average 1 h 12 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.

What is the distance from Cambridge to London?

London is approximately 48 miles (78 km) away from Cambridge.

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

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to London is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cambridge to London 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 Cambridge to London?

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Cambridge to London depart from Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road to London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Most travellers take a train from Cambridge to London Victoria.
Which travel companies can take me from Cambridge to London?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cambridge to London:

  • You can take a coach from Cambridge to London with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £12 with National Express from Cambridge to London.
  • You can travel from Cambridge to London by train with Greater Anglia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £9 with Greater Anglia from Cambridge to London.
Can I travel directly from Cambridge to London?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cambridge to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to London with National Express.
  • You can check for a direct train to London with Greater Anglia, Great Northern or Thameslink with 25 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Where should I go next after I travel between Cambridge and London?
Your journey from Cambridge to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Cambridge to London trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!
How far in advance should I buy my Cambridge to London ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Cambridge to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £12 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £9 one way.

But we recommend booking Cambridge to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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