How to travel from Edinburgh to Cambridge

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Travel Information to Cambridge from Edinburgh

distanceDistance291 miles (469 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $56
fastestFastest modeTrain • $56 (€51) • 4 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 291 miles (469 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Edinburgh to Cambridge. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Edinburgh to Cambridge.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Cambridge.
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You can travel to Cambridge from Edinburgh 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Edinburgh and Cambridge is by taking a flight with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

Taking a flight is about $41 (€37) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $43 (€39) for this trip.

Taking a flight is about $53 (€49) less than taking a train, which costs on average $56 (€51) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel from Edinburgh to Cambridge is by train, which takes on average 4 h 44 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 13 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

Cambridge is approximately 291 miles (469 km) away from Edinburgh.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Cambridge is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 11 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses from Edinburgh to Cambridge most often leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9).
  • Flights from Edinburgh to Cambridge most often leave from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in Cambridge Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in Cambridge.

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to Cambridge by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Edinburgh to Cambridge tickets on Omio for $43 (€39).
  • London North Eastern Railway can take you to Cambridge by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Cambridge for $56 (€51).

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

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You can take a direct train with.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Cambridge? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Cambridge usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Stansted or Oxford. If you're looking to explore London, Stansted or Oxford from Cambridge, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $43 (€39) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $2 (€2) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $56 (€51) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Cambridge 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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