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Cambridge to London by train

It takes an average of 1h 13m to travel from Cambridge to London by train, over a distance of around 49 miles (79 km). There are normally 317 trains per day travelling from Cambridge to London and tickets for this journey start from £8 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 48m
PriceFrom £8
Distance49 miles (79 km)
Frequency317 trains per day
First train03:38
Last train23:54
Departure stationCambridge
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink

Cambridge to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cambridge to London for Tuesday 14th December 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
13:14 14:03 49m, direct
13:20 14:45 1h 25m, direct
13:24 14:29 1h 5m, direct
13:27 14:51 1h 24m, direct
13:44 14:33 49m, direct
13:54 14:59 1h 5m, direct
13:57 15:21 1h 24m, direct
14:03 15:15 1h 12m, direct
14:14 15:02 48m, direct
14:20 15:45 1h 25m, direct

Travelling from Cambridge to London by train

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!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cambridge to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cambridge to London take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Cambridge and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cambridge to London is 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Cambridge to London cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Cambridge to London?

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.

What time does the first train from Cambridge to London leave?

The first train from Cambridge to London leaves at 03:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cambridge to London leave?

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.

What's the distance between Cambridge and London by train?

Trains travelling from Cambridge to London cover a distance of around 49 miles (79 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Cambridge. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Cambridge to London.

Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to London

Train tickets from Cambridge to London start at £8 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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.

Use your Railcard

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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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