How to travel from London to Cambridge

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from London to Cambridge

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

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To get from London to Cambridge on Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:03AMLondon Liverpool Street1h04 09:07AMCambridge
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08:10AMLondon Kings Cross0h51 09:01AMCambridge
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08:01AMLondon St Pancras1h11 09:12AMCambridge
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08:31AMLondon St Pancras1h11 09:42AMCambridge
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Travel Information to Cambridge from London

distanceDistance48 miles (78 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€24) • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Greater Anglia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 48 miles (78 km) from London to Cambridge. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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

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€4

1:45 h

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€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

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

The cheapest way to travel to Cambridge from London is by taking a bus with an average price of $5 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

A bus is generally $22 (€20) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $27 (€24) from London to Cambridge.

The fastest way to get to Cambridge from London is by train with an average travel time of 48 min.

Other travel options to Cambridge can usually take longer:

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

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

The average frequency per day from London to Cambridge is:

  • Around 91 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Cambridge from London 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 when traveling from London to Cambridge:

  • Most travelers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Cambridge.

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 Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $5 (€4) with Flixbus from London to Cambridge.
  • You can go to Cambridge from London by train with Greater Anglia. You'll see cheap train tickets for $27 (€24) with Greater Anglia from London to Cambridge on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 91 direct trains per day with Greater Anglia, Great Northern or Thameslink.

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.

Omio customers who travel from London to Cambridge often also extend their vacation to go to Stansted, Oxford or Luton. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cambridge and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $5 (€4) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $27 (€24) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking London 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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