How to get to Cambridge from London

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Travel Information from London to Cambridge

distanceDistance48 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£2 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £2 • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 51 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Abellio Greater Anglia

Travel 48 miles by train or coach from London to Cambridge. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Abellio Greater Anglia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Cambridge.

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from London to Cambridge

How to get to Cambridge from London by train, bus, flight or ferry.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from London to Cambridge is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Great Northern
London Kings Cross (KGX)
09:58Cambridge station (CBG)
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Greater Anglia
London Liverpool Street (LST)
10:40Cambridge station (CBG)
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Greater Anglia
London Liverpool Street (LST)
10:20Cambridge station (CBG)
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Greater Anglia
London Liverpool Street (LST)
11:20Cambridge station (CBG)
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London, Victoria Coach Station
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London, Victoria Coach Station
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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.

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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Cambridge


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


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


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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All travel companies: Coach Companies from London to Cambridge

Travel to Cambridge from London on National Express, FlixBus and CrossCountry travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Greater Anglia is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to intercity services. The commuter trains run at regular intervals throughout the day, while the intercity services run at peak times. The train types include the InterCity 125, InterCity 225, Class 90, Class 91, Class 360 and Class 379. The ticket types available are Standard, First Class and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and refreshment trolleys. The most popular routes for Greater Anglia are London Liverpool Street to Norwich, London Liverpool Street to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street to Ipswich.

    FAQs: London to Cambridge

    FAQs: 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 London to Cambridge.

    There are 2 options to travel between London and Cambridge including taking a train or coach.

    The cheapest way to travel from London to Cambridge is a coach with an average price of £2.

    This is compared to other travel options from London to Cambridge:

    Taking a coach costs £9 less than taking a train, which costs on average £11 for the same trip.

    The fastest way to get to Cambridge from London is by train with an average travel time of 51 min.

    Other travel options to Cambridge take longer:

    Coach takes on average 1 h 25 min.

    You should expect to travel around 48 miles from London to Cambridge.

    The average frequency per day from London to Cambridge is:

    • 51 trains per day.

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

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

    • Most travellers catch their coach from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece).
    • Most travellers catch their train from London Waterloo and arrive in Cambridge.

    The following travel companies offer services from London to Cambridge:

    • National Express, FlixBus or Megabus can get you to Cambridge by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with FlixBus from London to Cambridge for £2 on Omio.
    • Abellio Greater Anglia, Great Northern, Thameslink, CrossCountry, Bus or East Coast can take you to Cambridge by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Abellio Greater Anglia from London to Cambridge for £11.

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

    • 46 direct trains per day with Abellio Greater Anglia, Great Northern or Thameslink.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cambridge as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from London to Cambridge.

    Your journey from London to Cambridge doesn't have to end in Cambridge. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Oxford, Edinburgh, London Stansted Airport or Manchester. If you’d like to add Oxford, Edinburgh, London Stansted Airport or Manchester to your London to Cambridge trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cambridge today!

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