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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 Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMLondon2h50 08:50PMCambridge
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$161One-way
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09:00AMLondon2h50 11:50AMCambridge
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06:30PMLondon3h20 09:50PMCambridge
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Sun
Sep 19
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Mon
Sep 20
$15Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Tue
Sep 21
$15Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Wed
Sep 22
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Thu
Sep 23
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Fri
Sep 24
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Sat
Sep 25
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Sun
Sep 26
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Mon
Sep 27
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Tue
Sep 28
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Wed
Sep 29
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Thu
Sep 30
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Fri
Oct 1
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Sat
Oct 2
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Sun
Oct 3
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Mon
Oct 4
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Tue
Oct 5
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Wed
Oct 6
$12Greater Anglia
$6National Express
Thu
Oct 7
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Fri
Oct 8
$12Greater Anglia
$16National Express
Sat
Oct 9
$19Greater Anglia
$16National Express

Travel Information to Cambridge from London

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€17) • 1 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Take a bus or train to travel 48 miles (78 km) between London and Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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 travel from London to Cambridge?

There are 2 travel options from London to Cambridge: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from London to Cambridge?

The cheapest way to travel to Cambridge from London is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

Taking a bus is usually $6 (€4) less than taking a train to Cambridge, which costs on average $22 (€17) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between London and Cambridge?

The fastest way from London to Cambridge is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 23 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Cambridge by bus can take on average 2 h 50 min.

How many miles from London to Cambridge would I travel?

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

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Cambridge?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from London, Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from London to Cambridge depart from London Victoria to Cambridge.
Which travel operators can get me to Cambridge from London?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Cambridge:

  • You can take a bus from London to Cambridge with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€13) with National Express from London to Cambridge.
  • You can go to Cambridge from London by train with Greater Anglia. You'll see cheap train tickets for $22 (€17) with Greater Anglia from London to Cambridge on Omio.
Is there a direct service between London and Cambridge?

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with National Express.

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 London to Cambridge.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from London to Cambridge?
Looking to extend your trip from London to Cambridge? Many Omio customers who go from London to Cambridge usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Stansted, Oxford or Luton. If you're looking to explore Stansted, Oxford or Luton from Cambridge, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy my London to Cambridge one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $16 (€13) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $22 (€17) one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Cambridge
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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