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from Edinburgh to Cambridge

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Cambridge on Dec 2 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h10 02:40PMCambridge
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$911One-way
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h10 02:40PMCambridge
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$911One-way
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10:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h40 03:40PMCambridge
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$1131One-way
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h08 02:38PMCambridge North
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$1841One-way
11:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h05 04:05PMCambridge
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$2341One-way

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$39Flixbus
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Travel Information to Cambridge from Edinburgh

distanceDistance291 miles (469 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$45 - $158
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $45 (€38) • 14 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $158 (€132) • 4 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 291 miles (469 km) from Edinburgh to Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $45 (€38). 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 train from Edinburgh to Cambridge.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge?

You can travel between Edinburgh and Cambridge 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $45 (€38) compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

A bus is $113 (€95) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Cambridge costing on average $158 (€132).

What is the fastest way from Edinburgh to Cambridge?

The quickest way to travel to Cambridge from Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 4 h 17 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cambridge by bus can take on average 14 h.

What is the distance between Edinburgh and Cambridge?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Cambridge?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Cambridge is:

  • 10 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Cambridge from Edinburgh, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Cambridge?

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, High Street / Gazeley Road.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in Cambridge.
Which travel companies can take me from Edinburgh to 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 $45 (€38).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Cambridge by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Cambridge tickets on Omio for $158 (€132).
Is it possible to travel directly to Cambridge from Edinburgh?

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

  • You'll find 10 direct trains a day to Cambridge with.

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 trip.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Edinburgh to Cambridge?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Cambridge often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Stansted or Oxford. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Cambridge itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cambridge and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets from Edinburgh to Cambridge online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $45 (€38) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $158 (€132) one way on average.

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