How to travel from Cambridge to London

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from Cambridge to London

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

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To get from Cambridge to London on Aug 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:18AMCambridge1h17 09:35AMLondon Liverpool Street
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08:21AMCambridge1h29 09:50AMLondon Liverpool Street
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08:09AMCambridge0h54 09:03AMLondon Kings Cross
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08:24AMCambridge1h05 09:29AMLondon St Pancras
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08:27AMCambridge1h17 09:44AMLondon St Pancras
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Travel Information between Cambridge and London

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $26
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $4 (€3) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $26 (€24) • 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Greater Anglia

Travel 48 miles (78 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Cambridge to London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 49 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $4 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cambridge to London

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There are 4 ways that you can travel to London from Cambridge. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Cambridge and London is by taking a bus with an average price of $4 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a bus is about $22 (€20) less than taking a train, which costs on average $26 (€24) for this trip.

The fastest way from Cambridge to London is by train with an average journey time of 49 min.

There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to London by bus can take on average 1 h 30 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to London is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 126 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cambridge to London as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train 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 take a train from Cambridge to London Victoria.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cambridge to London tickets on Omio for $4 (€3).
  • Greater Anglia can get you to London by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Greater Anglia from Cambridge to London for $26 (€24) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 116 direct trains a day to London with Greater Anglia, Great Northern or Thameslink.

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 journey.

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

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 route costs on average $4 (€3) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $26 (€24) one way on average.

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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