Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Cheapest

$86

Average

$92

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Birmingham to Cambridge will cost around $ 92 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 86.

Cheapest
10:10AMBirmingham New Street3h20 01:30PMCambridge
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$861One-way
09:33AMBirmingham New Street3h27 01:00PMCambridge
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$921One-way
09:10AMBirmingham New Street3h20 12:30PMCambridge
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$921One-way
08:10AMBirmingham New Street3h20 11:30AMCambridge
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$921One-way
08:33AMBirmingham New Street3h27 12:00PMCambridge
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$921One-way

Train schedule from Birmingham to Cambridge

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08:10AMBirmingham New Street3h20 11:30AMCambridge
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08:22AMBirmingham New Street2h44 11:06AMCambridge
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08:33AMBirmingham New Street3h27 12:00PMCambridge
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09:10AMBirmingham New Street3h20 12:30PMCambridge
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09:33AMBirmingham New Street3h27 01:00PMCambridge
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10:10AMBirmingham New Street3h20 01:30PMCambridge
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Fri
Jan 21
$86Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
Sat
Jan 22
$51Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Sun
Jan 23
$51Cross Country
$8Flixbus
Mon
Jan 24
$70Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus
Tue
Jan 25
$70Avanti West Coast
$8Flixbus

Fastest train times from Birmingham to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Fastest Journey

2 h 44 m

Average

3 h 16 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

141 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Birmingham for Cambridge every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 141 km distance in an average of 3 h 16 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 44 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 27 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:22AMBirmingham New Street2h44 11:06AMCambridge
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$1011One-way
09:10AMBirmingham New Street3h20 12:30PMCambridge
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$921One-way
08:10AMBirmingham New Street3h20 11:30AMCambridge
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$921One-way
10:10AMBirmingham New Street3h20 01:30PMCambridge
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$861One-way
09:33AMBirmingham New Street3h27 01:00PMCambridge
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$921One-way

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Cambridge

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price$68 (€57)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Birmingham to Cambridge cover the 87 miles (140 km) long route taking on average 2 h 44 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $51 (€43), but the average price of train tickets is $68 (€57). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Cambridge.

Train companies: Birmingham to Cambridge with CrossCountry

Find the best trains between Birmingham and Cambridge with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from $51 (€43). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Birmingham to Cambridge you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Find the perfect CrossCountry train between Birmingham and Cambridge for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Birmingham to Cambridge. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 87 miles (140 km) on this trip and your CrossCountry Birmingham to Cambridge train ticket can cost as little as $51 (€43) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

Train information from Birmingham to Cambridge with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 39 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your CrossCountry train ticket between Birmingham and Cambridge:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Cambridge

Travel by train 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 Birmingham to Cambridge.
FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from Birmingham to Cambridge?

Train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $51 (€43)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket between Birmingham and Cambridge?

If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Birmingham to Cambridge train price to come in at an average of $68 (€57)  one way.

How far is Cambridge from Birmingham by train?

The train distance from Birmingham to Cambridge is around 87 miles (140 km).

How long is the train ride from Birmingham to Cambridge?

On average the Birmingham to Cambridge train travel time is 2 h 44 min  for the 87 miles (140 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What station does the train from Birmingham to Cambridge depart from? Which Cambridge train station do I come into from Birmingham?

When taking a train from Birmingham, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. When you arrive in Cambridge, your train can arrive in train stations including Cambridge and Cambridge North.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Birmingham New Street   to Cambridge.

Where is the train station in Birmingham to go to Cambridge? Where is the train station in Cambridge located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Birmingham New Street and travel around 0.2 miles (399 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Cambridge and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Cambridge.

Which train companies can take me from Birmingham to Cambridge?

When taking a train from Birmingham to Cambridge, you can count on Cross Country or Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Cambridge. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Cambridge from Birmingham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there between Birmingham and Cambridge?

On average, there are 10 trains a day from Birmingham to Cambridge. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Birmingham to Cambridge? When does the last train depart from Birmingham to Cambridge?

You can take the earliest train from Birmingham to Cambridge at 8: 22 AM   or take the last train from Birmingham to Cambridge leaving at 10: 50 AM. Look for the latest Birmingham to Cambridge train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

How early should I buy train tickets between Birmingham and Cambridge to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $68 (€57) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Birmingham to Cambridge a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Cambridge
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your trip to Cambridge.
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Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales