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Cambridge railway station is an elegant Grade II listed building with a long, classical façade. The station is located on Station Road, one mile southeast of the city centre. As a result, it’s only a short walk from the old university city with its galleries, museums, and architecturally stunning colleges.

Eastern Counties Railway first opened the station in 1845, and its design has been attributed to British architects Sancton Wood and Francis Thompson. Cambridge station has eight platforms, including the third-longest railway platform in the UK at 470 metres. 

Just off Station Road is Hills Road, a busy street packed with bustling pubs and restaurants. Winding cobbled streets lead to the town centre, where chic designer shops meet medieval spires and rolling lawns, alongside the waters of the River Cam.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 21:00:00
  • Saturday open from 07:00:00 until 20:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 19:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage phone number01223 307125
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
On platform 1.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Lifts available to access the island platforms, all other platforms are step free
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 4. The accessible (radar key) toilets are on platform 4 and are open during staffing hours
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance is provided by station staff during the hours of train service operation.
Customer Service notes
Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00. Sunday 10:00-20:00. Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00. The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8). Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces374
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces2850
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Cycle point is by the Car Park
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Cambridge station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.


Trainline's top spots near Cambridge station

Looking for a coffee on the way to the station? We've collected a list of our favourite independent coffee houses and eateries within walking distance of the station - check them out below!


How far?

What's it all about?

Bould Brothers Coffee
20 minutes
Fantastic coffee. Fantastic interiors.
"Best coffee I have ever had! You must go to this coffee shop." Tripadvisor
Tradizioni At the Station 1 minute Genuine, homemade food and coffee with plenty of Vegan and Gluten-free options
Charlie's Coffee Company & Pizzeria 21 minutes Family-owned cafe serving traditional Neapolitan pizza, Illy Coffee and craft beer
Harpur's Cafe 13 minutes Freshly-made sandwiches, coffee and delicious gelato.
Joy 6 minutes Quaint cafe and patisserie within a stone's throw of the station.


Train services to Cambridge station

Cambridge is typically served by Greater Anglia and Great Northern, connecting the university city with the rest of East Anglia and London. Routes typically take Cambridge commuters into either London King's Cross or London Liverpool Street in the capital, with other connections to Ipswich, Ely and Norwich along other parts of the lines. CrossCountry also provides a service through Cambridge, taking passengers through to Stansted Airport or north to Birmingham.

Need more information about how to get to Cambridge by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Cambridge.

Cambridge train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Cambridge station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Cambridge railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Cambridge.

Upon entrance to the station, Cambridge train timetables can be found on the wall to your left, while fast ticket machines and a travel office are situated on the right-hand side. Passing through the barriers immediately ahead, passengers will find a long platform divided into platforms 1 to 6, while 7 and 8 require bridge access.

Cambridge train station parking

Cambridge train station has one car park, which can be used for both short-stay and long-stay parking. Step-free access is available not only here but also throughout the whole station.

Hotels near Cambridge train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Cambridge station open?

Cambridge station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Cambridge station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Cambridge station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Cambridge.

Are there toilets at Cambridge station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Cambridge station.

Are dogs allowed at Cambridge station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Cambridge station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Cambridge

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Cambridge station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BrightonGreater Anglia12:134On time
to BrightonGreat Northern12:147On time
to BrightonGreater Anglia12:208On time
to BrightonGreater Anglia12:214On time
to BrightonThameslink12:241On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Kings CrossThameslink12:111On time
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern12:127On time
from London Kings CrossGreater Anglia12:198On time
from London Kings CrossGreater Anglia12:204On time
from London Kings CrossThameslink12:232On time
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