How to travel from Birmingham to Cambridge

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from Birmingham to Cambridge

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

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To get from Birmingham to Cambridge on Mar 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:22AMBirmingham New Street2h51 09:13AMCambridge
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06:22AMBirmingham New Street2h51 09:13AMCambridge
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05:19AMBirmingham New Street2h49 08:08AMCambridge
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05:30AMBirmingham New Street3h00 08:30AMCambridge
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06:07AMBirmingham New Street2h54 09:01AMCambridge
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Travel Information to Cambridge from Birmingham

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $101
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 6 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 6 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus or train to travel 87 miles (140 km) to Cambridge from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Birmingham to Cambridge.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Cambridge

Travel Tips: 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 Birmingham to Cambridge.

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to Cambridge: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Cambridge is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€9) compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

A bus is generally $91 (€80) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $101 (€89) from Birmingham to Cambridge.

The quickest way to travel between Birmingham and Cambridge is by bus, which takes on average 6 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cambridge by train can take on average 3 h 2 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Cambridge is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 32 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Cambridge from Birmingham as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Birmingham to Cambridge:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Birmingham, Brunel Street and arrive in Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9).
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Birmingham to Cambridge depart from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Cambridge, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Cambridge by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Birmingham to Cambridge for $10 (€9) on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Cambridge with National Express or Megabus with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can find 15 direct trains per day to Cambridge with Cross Country.

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

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

When planning your trip from Birmingham to Cambridge, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $10 (€9) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $101 (€89) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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