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from Cambridge to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cambridge to London on Oct 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:20AMCambridge1h25 10:45AMLondon Liverpool Street
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$221One-way
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01:20PMCambridge1h25 02:45PMLondon Liverpool Street
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$121One-way
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08:21AMCambridge1h29 09:50AMLondon Liverpool Street
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$221One-way
08:18AMCambridge1h17 09:35AMLondon Liverpool Street
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$251One-way
01:03PMCambridge1h12 02:15PMLondon Liverpool Street
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$151One-way

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Sun
Oct 24
$19Greater Anglia
$22National Express
Mon
Oct 25
$22Greater Anglia
$22National Express
Tue
Oct 26
$22Greater Anglia
$20National Express
Wed
Oct 27
$25Greater Anglia
$20National Express
Thu
Oct 28
$11Greater Anglia
$12National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$22Greater Anglia
$22National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$19Greater Anglia
$19National Express
Sun
Oct 31
$19Greater Anglia
$20National Express
Mon
Nov 1
$22Greater Anglia
$9National Express
Tue
Nov 2
$22Greater Anglia
$25National Express
Wed
Nov 3
$22Greater Anglia
$19National Express
Thu
Nov 4
$22Greater Anglia
$19National Express
Fri
Nov 5
$22Greater Anglia
$9National Express
Sat
Nov 6
$19Greater Anglia
$19National Express
Sun
Nov 7
$10Greater Anglia
$12National Express
Mon
Nov 8
$22Greater Anglia
$19National Express
Tue
Nov 9
$22Greater Anglia
$25National Express
Wed
Nov 10
$22Greater Anglia
$19National Express
Thu
Nov 11
$22Greater Anglia
$25National Express
Fri
Nov 12
$22Greater Anglia
$19National Express
Sat
Nov 13
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express

Travel Information to London from Cambridge

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 1 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 1 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Travel 48 miles (78 km) by bus or train to London from Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 12 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cambridge to London.

Travel from Cambridge to London: Journey Details

Approximately 100 kilometers separate London and the University city of Cambridge for travelers in the UK. The journey is straightforward by train or bus, with fast frequent services connecting the cities. Train services are notably quicker, with a choice of 2 routes, to London King's Cross or Liverpool Street station. Travel times range from under an hour to an hour and 30 minutes. Direct bus services from Cambridge to Victoria Coach Station in central London take between an hour and 45 minutes and 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Return trips from London to Cambridge are also available.

How to get from Cambridge to London

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cambridge to London, 60,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Cambridge to London and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Cambridge to London

National Express buses from Cambridge to London depart from the City Center Parkside express stop and terminate at Victoria Coach Station. The route includes an additional stop in central London, at Embankment, with some services also calling at Stratford and east London destinations. The direct timetable offers around 18 departures daily, beginning in early morning and continuing with buses roughly every 90 minutes throughout the day until the final late night service. The schedule is altered at weekends with slightly fewer departures. Further options are possible using indirect buses, requiring a change at Stansted airport.

Trains from Cambridge to London

Trains from Cambridge to London offer travelers the option of fast direct services taking around 50 minutes to King's Cross station, provided by Great Northern, or Abellio Greater Anglia services direct to Liverpool Street station, mostly taking around an hour and 20 minutes. Departures begin with a very early morning service and continue with trains roughly every 10 minutes throughout the day until a final late night connection from Cambridge. Sunday schedules offer a reduced service, with a later first departure.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Cambridge to London?

There are 2 ways to travel from Cambridge to London including taking a bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Cambridge and London is by taking a train with an average price of $12 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A train is $4 (€3) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Cambridge to London costing on average $16 (€13).

What is the fastest way from Cambridge to London?

The fastest way to get to London from Cambridge is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 12 min.

Other travel options to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h   of travel time.

How many miles from Cambridge to London would I travel?

The distance from Cambridge to London is approximately 48 miles (78 km).

How many services a day are there from Cambridge to London?

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to London is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Cambridge and in London?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Cambridge at Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway and arrive in London at London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Trains from Cambridge to London most often leave from Cambridge and arrive in London Victoria.
Who can get me from Cambridge to London?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cambridge to London:

  • You can travel by bus between Cambridge and London with National Express, and you can find National Express Cambridge to London tickets for $16 (€13) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to London from Cambridge with Greater Anglia, and you can find Greater Anglia Cambridge to London tickets for $12 (€10) on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Cambridge to London?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to London with Greater Anglia, Great Northern or Thameslink with 25 direct trains per day.

Direct services to London 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 trip.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Cambridge to London?
Many of our customers traveling from Cambridge to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after London are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Cambridge to London one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Cambridge to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $16 (€13) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $12 (€10) one way.

But we recommend booking Cambridge to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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