How to get from Cambridge to London

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from Cambridge to London

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

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To get from Cambridge to London on 23 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:18Cambridge1h17 09:35London Liverpool Street
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£131One-way
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08:21Cambridge1h29 09:50London Liverpool Street
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08:09Cambridge0h54 09:03London Kings Cross
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£301One-way
08:24Cambridge1h05 09:29London St Pancras
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Travel Information between Cambridge and London

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £21
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £21 • 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thameslink

Take a coach or train to travel 48 miles (78 km) between Cambridge and London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 49 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Thameslink among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cambridge to London.

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

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Cheapest Time to Book

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£13

0:55 h

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£3

2:15 h

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cambridge to London, which costs on average £3.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A coach is £18 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cambridge to London costing on average £21.

The fastest way from Cambridge to London is by train with an average journey time of 49 min.

Other travel options to London from Cambridge can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 30 min.

You should expect to travel around 48 miles (78 km) from Cambridge to London.

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to London is:

  • 51 trains a day.

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

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

  • Trains mostly depart from Cambridge and arrive in London Victoria.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to London by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cambridge to London for £3.
  • Thameslink can get you to London by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Thameslink from Cambridge to London for £21 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to London from Cambridge with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus or National Express.
  • You can find around 51 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Greater Anglia, Great Northern or Thameslink.

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

When planning your trip between Cambridge and London, 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 £3 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £21 one way on average.

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

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