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Lincoln to Cambridge by train

It takes an average of 3h 40m to travel from Lincoln to Cambridge by train, over a distance of around 77 miles (123 km). There are normally 46 trains per day traveling from Lincoln to Cambridge and tickets for this journey start from $28.72 when you book in advance.

First train

04:16

Last train

22:33

Departure station

Lincoln

Arrival station

Cambridge

Journey time

From 2h 8m

Distance

77 miles (123 km)

Frequency

46 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $28.72

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Northern, Greater Anglia, East Midlands Railway, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway

Traveling from Lincoln to Cambridge by train

Looking to travel from Lincoln to Cambridge by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 3 hours 40 minutes to travel from Lincoln to Cambridge by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 8 minutes though. You'll usually find 46 trains per day running along the 123 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Cambridge, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Lincoln to Cambridge start from $28.72 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Cambridge by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

FAQs for Lincoln to Cambridge

Want to know more about your journey from Lincoln to Cambridge? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Lincoln to Cambridge take?

The average journey time by train between Lincoln and Cambridge is 3 hours and 40 minutes, with around 46 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Lincoln and Cambridge by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lincoln to Cambridge is 2 hours and 8 minutes.

How much does the train from Lincoln to Cambridge cost?

Train tickets from Lincoln to Cambridge can start from as little as $28.72 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Lincoln to Cambridge?

No, there are no direct train services from Lincoln to Cambridge. Travelling from Lincoln to Cambridge by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Lincoln to Cambridge leave?

The first train from Lincoln to Cambridge leaves at 04:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lincoln to Cambridge leave?

The last train from Lincoln to Cambridge leaves at 22:33. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Lincoln and Cambridge by train?

Trains travelling from Lincoln to Cambridge cover a distance of around 77 miles (123 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Lincoln to Cambridge

Train tickets from Lincoln to Cambridge start at $28.72 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Lincoln to Cambridge is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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