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Cambridge to Norwich by train

It takes an average of 1h 20m to travel from Cambridge to Norwich by train, over a distance of around 58 miles (93 km). There are normally 27 trains per day travelling from Cambridge to Norwich and tickets for this journey start from £20.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 15m
PriceFrom £20.80
Distance58 miles (93 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train05:02
Last train22:57
Departure stationCambridge
Arrival stationNorwich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreater Anglia

Cambridge to Norwich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cambridge to Norwich for Tuesday 8th November 2022 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:47 13:22 1h 35m, 1 change
12:21 13:37 1h 16m, direct
13:00 14:18 1h 18m, 1 change
13:20 14:40 1h 20m, direct
13:35 15:09 1h 34m, 1 change
13:47 15:19 1h 32m, 1 change
14:20 15:40 1h 20m, direct
15:00 16:11 1h 11m, 1 change
15:20 16:37 1h 17m, direct
15:35 17:11 1h 36m, 1 change

Travelling from Cambridge to Norwich by train

Thinking about taking the train from Cambridge to Norwich? We’ve got you covered.

You can expect the journey from Cambridge to Norwich by train to take around 1h 21m. You’ll usually find around 25 trains running on this route per day, which spans 58 miles (93 km). As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Trains on this route are run by Greater Anglia, who are responsible for most rail services in East Anglia. You’ll get to Norwich in comfort – be sure to grab a snack from the on-board Cafe bar if you’re on an Intercity service.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time and get a Railcard. You can check ticket prices in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Cambridge to Norwich with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cambridge to Norwich? 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 Norwich take?

The average journey time by train between Cambridge and Norwich is 1 hour and 20 minutes, with around 27 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 Norwich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cambridge to Norwich is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Cambridge to Norwich cost?

Train ticket prices from Cambridge to Norwich can start from as little as £20.80 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 Norwich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cambridge to Norwich without having to change trains. There are 27 direct trains from Cambridge to Norwich 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 Norwich leave?

The first train from Cambridge to Norwich leaves at 05:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Cambridge to Norwich leaves at 22:57. 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 Norwich by train?

Trains travelling from Cambridge to Norwich cover a distance of around 58 miles (93 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Norwich to Cambridge.

Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Norwich

Train tickets from Cambridge to Norwich start at £20.80 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.

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 Norwich 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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