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from London to Cambridge

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Cambridge on 4 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:58London Liverpool Street1h10 19:08Cambridge
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£141One-way
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17:58London Liverpool Street1h10 19:08Cambridge
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£141One-way
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08:28London Liverpool Street1h23 09:51Cambridge
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£141One-way
18:28London Liverpool Street1h23 19:51Cambridge
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£141One-way
08:42London Kings Cross0h48 09:30Cambridge
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£211One-way

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3 Dec
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4 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
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5 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
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Mon
6 Dec
£11Greater Anglia
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Tue
7 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
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Wed
8 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
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Thu
9 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
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10 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
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11 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
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12 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
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Mon
13 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Tue
14 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
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Wed
15 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
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Thu
16 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Fri
17 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
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Sat
18 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
£4Flixbus
Sun
19 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
£3Flixbus
Mon
20 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
£23National Express
Tue
21 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
£22National Express
Wed
22 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
£25National Express
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23 Dec
£9Greater Anglia
£24National Express

Travel Information to Cambridge from London

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £15
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £15 • 1 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Take a coach or train to travel 48 miles (78 km) from London to Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from London to Cambridge.

How to Travel from London to Cambridge

Travelling from central London to the historic city of Cambridge is easy and convenient, with a number of trains and buses departing throughout the day, including National Express taking less than an hour to travel the 100km distance, making the city perfect for a day trip or short break from London. Buses generally depart from London Victoria Coach Station and from London Liverpool Street Station located in Central London.

Trains from London to Cambridge | Buses from London to Cambridge

London to Cambridge Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

£3

2:05 h

1 Week Before

trains

£23

0:46 h

2 Weeks Before



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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Cambridge


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Bus journeys from London to Cambridge are available throughout the day, with National Express offering a regular service between the two cities at various times throughout the day. Journeys take around 2 hours to complete by bus and begin each morning, continuing throughout the day until just before midnight. Buses to Cambridge bus station depart from London Liverpool Street Coach Station. Services are generally direct and do not require connections to be made.


Fastest way to travel from London to Cambridge


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Trains are available throughout the day with a total journey time of just over 1 hour. Two trains leave London Liverpool Street or London Kings Cross each hour, and are provided by Abellio Greater Anglia and Great Northern. Direct services depart from the mid-morning and continue through until the late evening.


Most popular way to travel from London to Cambridge


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Trains remain the most popular way to travel between London and Cambridge, due to both the faster journey time, as well as the high frequency of departures, with trains leaving every 15 minutes.



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FAQs
How do you get from London to Cambridge?

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

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

The cheapest way from London to Cambridge is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £11 compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

A coach is generally £4 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £15 from London to Cambridge.

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

The quickest way to travel between London and Cambridge is by train, which takes on average 1 h 23 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 50 min   on average.

How far is Cambridge from London?

The distance from London to Cambridge is approximately 48 miles (78 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Cambridge?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road.
  • Trains from London to Cambridge most often leave from London Victoria and arrive in Cambridge.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Cambridge?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London 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 London to Cambridge tickets on Omio for £11.
  • Travel with Greater Anglia for trains to Cambridge. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Greater Anglia London to Cambridge tickets on Omio for £15.
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Cambridge?

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Cambridge with National Express.

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 trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Cambridge from London ends?
Omio customers who travel from London to Cambridge often also extend their holiday to go to Stansted, Oxford or Luton. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cambridge and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy my London to Cambridge ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £11 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £15 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking London 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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