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.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at all times.|
|Left Luggage phone number||01223 307125|
|Left Luggage Website||https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/|
|Telephone types||Cards and coins|
On platform 1.
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
Lifts available to access the island platforms, all other platforms are step free
|Toilets notes||The toilets are located on Platform 4. The accessible (radar key) toilets are on platform 4 and are open during staffing hours|
|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 points||Available|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||National Car Parks Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||374|
|Cycle storage spaces||2850|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Cycle point is by the Car Park
|Cycle storage notes||There are stands available.|
|Step-free access||Step free access is available throughout the whole station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible 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:
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!
What's it all about?
|Bould Brothers Coffee
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.|
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.
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 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.
Looking for a hotel near Cambridge railway station? There’s a wide range of hotels you can choose from. Simply click on the button below and book now your accommodation in Cambridge.
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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.