How to travel from Cambridge to London

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Travel Information between Cambridge and London

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $14
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $14 (€12) • 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Abellio Greater Anglia

Take a train or bus to travel 48 miles (78 km) from Cambridge to London. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Abellio Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cambridge to London.

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from Cambridge to London

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Cambridge to London is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
06:45AM2h35
Cambridge
09:20AMLondon
$91One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
06:45AM2h35
Cambridge
09:20AMLondon
$91One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Great Northern
08:09AM0h53
Cambridge station (CBG)
09:02AMLondon Kings Cross (KGX)
$441One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Greater Anglia
08:20AM1h30
Cambridge station (CBG)
09:50AMLondon Liverpool Street (LST)
$251One-way
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:17AM1h18
Cambridge station (CBG)
09:35AMLondon Liverpool Street (LST)
$291One-way
0 transfers
Great Northern
08:37AM0h55
Cambridge station (CBG)
09:32AMLondon Kings Cross (KGX)
$441One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
06:45AM3h10
Cambridge
09:55AMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$91One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
04:00PM2h20
Cambridge
06:20PMLondon
$131One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
04:00PM2h55
Cambridge
06:55PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$131One-way
0 transfers

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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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Travel on National Express, Abellio Greater Anglia and Thameslink travel from Cambridge to London at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    FAQs: Travel from Cambridge to London

    FAQs: Travel to London 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 Cambridge to London.
    FAQs

    There are 2 travel options to London from Cambridge. You can take a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to London from Cambridge is by taking a bus, which costs on average $6 (€5).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Cambridge to London:

    Taking a bus costs $8 (€7) less than taking a train, which costs on average $14 (€12) for the same trip.

    The fastest way to get to London from Cambridge is by train with an average travel time of 52 min.

    Other travel options to London take longer:

    Bus takes on average 1 h.

    You should expect to travel around 48 miles (78 km) between Cambridge and London.

    The average frequency per day from Cambridge to London is:

    • Around 8 buses per day.
    • 25 trains a day.

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

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

    • Most travelers board their bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
    • Most travelers board their train from Cambridge and arrive in London Waterloo.

    The following travel companies offer services from Cambridge to London:

    • National Express, FlixBus or Megabus can take you to London by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Cambridge to London for $6 (€5).
    • Travel with Abellio Greater Anglia, Great Northern or Thameslink for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Abellio Greater Anglia Cambridge to London tickets on Omio for $14 (€12).

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

    • Direct trains with Abellio Greater Anglia, Great Northern or Thameslink with 22 direct trains per day.

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

    Omio customers who travel from Cambridge to London often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.

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