The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from London to Cambridge is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 1 buses that leave London for Cambridge every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||48 miles (78 km)|
|Average bus duration||1 h 50 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$5 (€5)|
|Bus companies||Greater Anglia, National Express, Flixbus or Great Northern|
Buses from London to Cambridge cover the 48 miles (78 km) long route taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like Greater Anglia, National Express, Flixbus or Great Northern. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $5 (€5), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $5 (€4).
For as little as $5 (€4) you can travel by bus to Cambridge from London with Abellio Greater Anglia, National Express and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Cambridge bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
Cambridge is a famous university city in East Anglia, located in tranquil Fenland country, but also the base for some of the most groundbreaking technological and medical innovation on the planet. With a sizable student population, it's no surprise that there is a frequent London to Cambridge bus service, offering an economical alternative to the train for travel from the capital. There are frequent direct bus services from London Victoria Coach Station seven days a week, with journey times to Cambridge averaging around two hours and 20 minutes. Departure times range from early morning to late at night.
London to Cambridge bus services are provided by National Express, the UK's national bus company. In addition to frequent direct buses to Cambridge, National Express provides some indirect connections from London, requiring one change en route, at Stansted Airport.
The fastest National Express service on the 49 mile road route north-east to Cambridge is the late night service, taking one hour and 55 minutes to reach the university city. Most direct journeys on this route take from five to 55 minutes longer, depending on departure times. Indirect connections via Stansted Airport take three hours and 20 minutes.
The National Express London to Cambridge bus timetable has 11 daily direct departures and three or four indirect services via Stansted. The first service is an indirect connection leaving at 5:30 a.m. with departures roughly every 90 minutes throughout the day and evening until the final bus leaves London just before midnight.
Departure Bus Station: London Victoria Coach Station is located south-west of the city center, with local transport connections provided by Underground trains on three lines from the nearby Tube station, and by city buses stopping on Buckingham Palace Road. Facilities at the station include a left luggage office, ATMs, bakery, coffee kiosk, cafe and taxi stands.
Arrival Bus Station: Cambridge Parkside National Express bus stands are located close to the city center, served by local buses and Guided Busway services. The bus stands are close to bars, food supermarkets, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries, with free public WiFi available.
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