How to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Cambridge

distanceDistance291 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £82
fastestFastest modeTrain • £82 • 4 h 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 291 miles to Cambridge from Edinburgh. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Cambridge.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Cambridge.

There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Edinburgh to Cambridge is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £3 compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

A flight is generally £44 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £47 from Edinburgh to Cambridge.

A flight is £79 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Cambridge costing on average £82.

The fastest way to get to Cambridge from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 41 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Cambridge by coach can take on average 15 h 35 min.

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The Edinburgh to Cambridge distance is approximately 291 miles.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Cambridge is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9).
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in Cambridge Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Cambridge.

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

  • You can take a coach from Edinburgh to Cambridge with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £47 with National Express from Edinburgh to Cambridge.
  • You can travel by train from Edinburgh to Cambridge with London North Eastern Railway, and you can find London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Cambridge tickets for £82 on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh and Cambridge itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cambridge and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Edinburgh to Cambridge, 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 for this trip is on average £47 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average £3 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £82 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Cambridge 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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