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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:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:10 - 23:00
Saturday 05:10 - 23:00
Sunday 07:00 - 22:55
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage phone number01223 307125
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
On platform 1.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

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 opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Premium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces386
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces1120
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Station forecourt and Pay & Display Car Park
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts available.ÿ

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster


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 Cambridge NorthGreater Anglia22:571Late
to NorwichGreater Anglia22:574On time
to ElyGreat Northern23:054On time
to RoystonGreat Northern23:07On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern23:147On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Kings CrossThameslink22:553On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia22:561Late
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern23:044On time
from ElyGreat Northern23:067On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia23:094On time
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