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from London to Cambridge

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Cambridge on Jan 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:12AMLondon Kings Cross0h47 10:59AMCambridge
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$281One-way
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08:22AMLondon Liverpool Street3h18 11:40AMCambridge
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$191One-way
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09:12AMLondon Kings Cross0h47 09:59AMCambridge
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$281One-way
08:42AMLondon Kings Cross1h05 09:47AMCambridge
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$281One-way
09:41AMLondon St Pancras1h06 10:47AMCambridge
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$281One-way

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Sun
Jan 30
$28Thameslink
$4Flixbus
Mon
Jan 31
$15Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Tue
Feb 1
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 2
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Thu
Feb 3
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 4
$12Greater Anglia
$5Flixbus
Sat
Feb 5
$28Great Northern
$5Flixbus
Sun
Feb 6
$19Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Mon
Feb 7
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Tue
Feb 8
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$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 9
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Thu
Feb 10
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 11
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Sat
Feb 12
$18Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Sun
Feb 13
$19Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Mon
Feb 14
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Tue
Feb 15
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 16
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Thu
Feb 17
$12Greater Anglia
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 18
$12Greater Anglia
$5Flixbus

Travel Information from London to Cambridge

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $18
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $4 (€4) • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $18 (€15) • 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Greater Anglia

Take a bus or train to travel 48 miles (78 km) to Cambridge from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $4 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from London to Cambridge.

How to Travel from London to Cambridge

Traveling from London to Cambridge is popular with travelers in the United Kingdom. There is a fast and direct train service from London to Cambridge, alternatively, visitors can take the bus which is also quick and works out as a more cost effective option. Although it is famous and popular, Cambridge is not the largest of cities, so all major attractions are within walking or cycling distance of the railway station and coach stop. Cambridge is only 100 kilometers from London but has a very different character from the capital.

Trains from London to Cambridge | Buses from London to Cambridge | Return trips from Cambridge to London

London to Cambridge Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€4

1:45 h

1 Week Ahead

trains

€26

0:46 h

1 Day Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Cambridge


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Cambridge. Buses traveling from London to Cambridge depart from London's Victoria coach station and take approximately 1:45 h to arrive at Cambridge's bus station during non-peak hours. During morning and evening rush hour the journey takes approximately 2:25 h. Over 30 buses travel from London to Cambridge everyday with the earliest departing at 4:30 a.m. National Express is the main bus company traveling from London to Cambridge. Bus tickets bought in advance can cost as little as €3 but many buses can be boarded on an ad hoc basis.


Fastest way to travel from London to Cambridge


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Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from London to Cambridge. Trains depart from either London's Kings Cross or Liverpool Street train stations and arrive at Cambridge train station after approximately 45 minutes of traveling. Great Northern operates most trains traveling from London to Cambridge. Up to 12 trains traveling from London to Cambridge depart per hour during peak times with the earliest departing at 8:14 a.m.


Most popular way to travel from London to Cambridge


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from London to Cambridge. Taking the train is almost an hour faster than traveling from London to Cambridge by bus during a non-peak time. London and Cambridge are located too close together to make flying between these English cities an option.


How to get from London to Cambridge

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Cambridge, 78,88% 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 London to Cambridge 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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FAQs

How do I get from London to Cambridge?

There are 2 ways to get from London to Cambridge: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from London to Cambridge?

The cheapest way to get from London to Cambridge is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $4 (€4) compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

Taking a bus is about $14 (€12) less than taking a train, which costs on average $18 (€15) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get from London to Cambridge?

The fastest way from London to Cambridge is by train with an average journey time of 47 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 25 min   on average.

What is the distance from London to Cambridge?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to Cambridge?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from London to Cambridge depart from London Victoria to Cambridge.

Which travel companies can get me from London to Cambridge?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Cambridge by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus London to Cambridge tickets on Omio for $4 (€4).
  • Travel with Greater Anglia to go to Cambridge by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Greater Anglia London to Cambridge tickets on Omio for $18 (€15).

Where should I go next after I travel to Cambridge from London?

Many of our customers traveling from London to Cambridge don't make Cambridge their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cambridge are Stansted, Oxford or Luton, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cambridge to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book tickets to Cambridge from London online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $4 (€4) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $18 (€15) one way on average.

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