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from Edinburgh to Cambridge

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

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Cambridge

distanceDistance291 miles (469 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£33 - £117
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £33 • 14 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £117 • 4 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 291 miles (469 km) by coach or train between Edinburgh and Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £33. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct train 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.
FAQs
How do you get from Edinburgh to Cambridge?

There are 2 travel options from Edinburgh to Cambridge: coach or train.

How do I get from Edinburgh to Cambridge the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Cambridge, which costs on average £33.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cambridge:

A coach is £84 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Cambridge costing on average £117.

What is the fastest way to get to Cambridge from Edinburgh?

The fastest way to get to Cambridge from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 17 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 14 h   on average.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Cambridge would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 291 miles (469 km) from Edinburgh to Cambridge.

How many services a day are there from Edinburgh to Cambridge?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Cambridge is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and tend to arrive in Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway.
  • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Cambridge at Cambridge.
Which travel companies can take me from Edinburgh to Cambridge?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Cambridge tickets on Omio for £33.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Cambridge by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Cambridge tickets on Omio for £117.
Can I travel directly between Edinburgh and Cambridge?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Cambridge with with 10 direct trains per day.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Cambridge from Edinburgh?
Your journey from Edinburgh to Cambridge doesn't have to end in Cambridge. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Stansted or Oxford. If you’d like to add London, Stansted or Oxford to your Edinburgh to Cambridge trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cambridge today!
How early should I book Edinburgh to Cambridge tickets online to score the best deals?

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 £33 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £117 one way for this trip.

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.