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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. In 2013-14, Cambridge station served over 9 million passengers, making it the busiest station in the east of England. 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.

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 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.

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
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
On platform 1.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
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.

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Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
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
Annual£1596.30
Daily£9.20
Monthly£153.32
Off-peak£6.00
Weekly£40.20
Annual£1959.30
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
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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.

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 London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia04:484On time
to BrightonThameslink04:548On time
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry05:156On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia05:201On time
to BrightonThameslink05:248On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ElyGreat Northern05:318On time
from ElyGreat Northern06:127On time
from London Kings CrossThameslink06:143On time
from Cambridge NorthGreater Anglia06:194On time
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern06:304On time
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