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The cheapest trains from London to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for Aug 2

Cheapest

$16

Average

$36

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 London to Cambridge will cost around $ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 16.

Cheapest
08:28AMLondon Liverpool Street1h26 09:54AMCambridge
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$161One-way
08:01AMLondon St Pancras1h11 09:12AMCambridge
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$411One-way
08:26AMLondon Kings Cross1h26 09:52AMCambridge
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$411One-way
08:10AMLondon Kings Cross0h51 09:01AMCambridge
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$411One-way
08:31AMLondon St Pancras1h11 09:42AMCambridge
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$411One-way

Timetable London to Cambridge

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08:01AMLondon St Pancras1h11 09:12AMCambridge
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08:10AMLondon Kings Cross0h51 09:01AMCambridge
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08:26AMLondon Kings Cross1h26 09:52AMCambridge
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08:28AMLondon Liverpool Street1h26 09:54AMCambridge
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08:31AMLondon St Pancras1h11 09:42AMCambridge
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Mon
Aug 2
$16Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Tue
Aug 3
$16Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Wed
Aug 4
$13Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Thu
Aug 5
$16Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Fri
Aug 6
$13Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Sat
Aug 7
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Sun
Aug 8
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Mon
Aug 9
$13Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Tue
Aug 10
$13Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Wed
Aug 11
$13Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Thu
Aug 12
$13Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Fri
Aug 13
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Sat
Aug 14
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Sun
Aug 15
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Mon
Aug 16
$13Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Tue
Aug 17
$13Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Wed
Aug 18
$13Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Thu
Aug 19
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Fri
Aug 20
$13Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Sat
Aug 21
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express

The fastest trains from London to Cambridge

Showing times and prices for Aug 2

Fastest Journey

51 m

Average

1 h 13 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

79 km

Of the 5 trains that leave London for Cambridge every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 79 km distance in an average of 1 h 13 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 51 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 26 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
08:10AMLondon Kings Cross0h51 09:01AMCambridge
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$411One-way
08:01AMLondon St Pancras1h11 09:12AMCambridge
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$411One-way
08:31AMLondon St Pancras1h11 09:42AMCambridge
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$411One-way
08:28AMLondon Liverpool Street1h26 09:54AMCambridge
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$161One-way
08:26AMLondon Kings Cross1h26 09:52AMCambridge
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$411One-way

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Train Information between London and Cambridge

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price$16 (€13)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesGreat Northern, Greater Anglia or Thameslink

Trains from London to Cambridge cover the 48 miles (78 km) long route taking on average 1 h 26 min with our travel partners like Great Northern, Greater Anglia or Thameslink. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $12 (€10), but the average price of train tickets is $16 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Cambridge.

Trains from London to Cambridge

Trains in the United Kingdom are an efficient way to travel between cities. A number of companies offer domestic and international train routes in the UK. Great Northern operates trains from London to Cambridge, with a journey time of between one and one and a half hours. The first departure is around 5:30 a.m., with the last direct train leaving just before midnight. There are 5 departures an hour during peak times and regular trains throughout the day, with a slightly reduced service on Sundays.

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London to Cambridge Train Cost

Average prices for trains from London to Cambridge when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€27.15

1 Day in Advance

€27.15

1 Week in Advance

€27.15

2 Weeks in Advance

€27.15

1 Month in Advance

€27.15

3 Months in Advance

€27.15

London to Cambridge Trains: General Information

While it may be cheaper to book a last-minute bus ticket from London to Cambridge, the train offers a far quicker and more convenient alternative. Travelers can offset some of the cost of Great Northern train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All London to Cambridge trains are run by Great Northern.
  • autobus All Great Northern trains are direct, depart from London's Kings Cross train station and arrive at Cambridge's train station.
  • autobus Trains from London to Cambridge take 46 minutes to arrive in Cambridge.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Cambridge train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Train tickets from London to Cambridge: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 12 €
2 weeks earlier 10 €20%
3 weeks earlier 9 €33%
1 month before 10 €20%
2 months earlier 9 €33%
3 months earlier 9 €33%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from London - Cambridge. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from London - Cambridge 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 33% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket London - Cambridge with 2 months in advance you save up to about 33% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 33%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from London 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 London to Cambridge.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train from London to Cambridge cost?
Train tickets between London and Cambridge for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $12 (€10)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from London to Cambridge?
The train price between London and Cambridge is on average $16 (€13)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is London to Cambridge by train?
The London to Cambridge train distance is approximately 48 miles (78 km).
How long is the train ride to Cambridge from London?
The train time to Cambridge from London is on average 1 h 26 min  for the 48 miles (78 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between London and Cambridge by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from London to Cambridge, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Cambridge do I arrive in?

When taking the train to Cambridge from London, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Your trip can end in train stations such as Cambridge and Cambridge North.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Cambridge.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Cambridge?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Cambridge most often arrive at Cambridge and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

What train providers offer a service to Cambridge from London?
When taking a train from London to Cambridge, you can count on Great Northern, Greater Anglia or Thameslink for the best way to get you to Cambridge. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between London and Cambridge and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Can I buy a direct train from London to Cambridge?
Yes, there are direct trains per day from London to Cambridge, and you can find a direct train for this route with Greater Anglia, Great Northern or Thameslink  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
What are the first and last departure train times from London to Cambridge?
The first London to Cambridge train departs at 7: 17 AM   and the last train from London to Cambridge leaves at 7: 57 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from London to Cambridge on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I buy the London to Cambridge train for the best deals on tickets?
You can find trains from London to Cambridge to cost on average $16 (€13) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the London to Cambridge train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Cambridge
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176