If you want to travel from Cambridge to London by train, you've come to the right place.
The train from Cambridge to London usually takes around 1h 15m but can take just 48m on the fastest services, with around 301 trains running on this popular route per day. Once you're on board, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes along the way.
You can travel to London from Cambridge with three different train companies: Great Northern, Greater Anglia or Thameslink. Great Northern trains stop in London Kings Cross, Greater Anglia trains arrive into London Liverpool Street and Thameslink trains arrive into St Pancras International.
To snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time – tickets are usually cheaper when you travel Off-Peak compared to taking the train at Peak times. If you want to save even more, get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
If you want to know more about the journey from Cambridge to London by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!
The average journey time by train between Cambridge and London is 1 hour and 13 minutes, with around 317 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Cambridge to London is 48 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Cambridge to London can start from as little as £8 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cambridge to London without having to change trains. There are 317 direct trains from Cambridge to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Cambridge to London leaves at 03:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Cambridge to London leaves at 23:54. 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.
Trains travelling from Cambridge to London cover a distance of around 49 miles (79 km) during the journey.
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 Cambridge to London is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.