Travel options
from Edinburgh to Cambridge

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Cambridge on 23 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

22:30Edinburgh15h35 14:05Cambridge
1 changes
22:30Edinburgh15h35 14:05Cambridge
1 changes

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

23 Jan
£75London North Eastern Railway
24 Jan
£68London North Eastern Railway
Find prices
25 Jan
£43London North Eastern Railway
Find prices
26 Jan
£68London North Eastern Railway
28 Jan
£68London North Eastern Railway
Find prices

Travel Information from Edinburgh to Cambridge

distanceDistance291 miles (469 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£50 - £82
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £50 • 14 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 291 miles (469 km) by coach or train between Edinburgh and Cambridge. A coach is best for those looking to save money on this route, with tickets costing about £50. The most popular travel providers which serve this route 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.

How do I travel between Edinburgh and Cambridge?

You can travel to Cambridge from Edinburgh 2 different ways: coach or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge. Tickets for a coach cost on average £50.

This is compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

A coach journey is usually £32 less than a journey to Cambridge by train, which costs on average £82 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Cambridge from Edinburgh?

The fastest way to get to Cambridge from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

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

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

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 5 h 5 min.

How far is Cambridge from Edinburgh?

The Edinburgh to Cambridge distance is approximately 291 miles (469 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Cambridge is:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

When going from Edinburgh to Cambridge, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Cambridge?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in 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 £50.
  • London North Eastern Railway can get you to Cambridge by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Cambridge for £82 on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Cambridge from Edinburgh?

Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Cambridge? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Cambridge usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Stansted or Oxford. If you're looking to explore London, Stansted or Oxford from Cambridge, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I buy Edinburgh to Cambridge tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to Cambridge from Edinburgh, 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 £50 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £82 one way on average.

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