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London Kings Cross to Cambridge by train

It takes an average of 1h 11m to travel from London Kings Cross to Cambridge by train, over a distance of around 47 miles (76 km). There are normally 173 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Cambridge and tickets for this journey start from £18.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 47m
PriceFrom £18.70
Distance47 miles (76 km)
Frequency173 trains per day
First train04:03
Last train02:02
Departure stationLondon Kings Cross
Arrival stationCambridge
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Northern, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway

London Kings Cross to Cambridge train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Kings Cross to Cambridge for Tuesday 1st February 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
13:15 14:40 1h 25m, 1 change
13:28 14:55 1h 27m, direct
13:42 14:33 51m, direct
13:45 15:11 1h 26m, 1 change
14:12 15:00 48m, direct
14:15 15:40 1h 25m, 1 change
14:28 15:55 1h 27m, direct
14:42 15:30 48m, direct
14:45 16:11 1h 26m, 1 change
15:12 16:00 48m, direct

Taking the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge in 47m

If you want to travel from London Kings Cross to Cambridge by train, you've come to the right place.

There are around 157 trains running between London Kings Cross and Cambridge daily, which usually take 1h 13m to complete the journey over 47 miles (76 km). You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. Travelling with Great Northern and Thameslink on this route, you can reach your destination in just 47m on the fastest trains. Sit back, relax and enjoy free WiFi on both services.

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.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start a search for cheap train tickets with us today. Want to check if trains are running? Use our timetable to view live train times from London to Cambridge.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Kings Cross to Cambridge? 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 London Kings Cross to Cambridge take?

The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Cambridge is 1 hour and 11 minutes, with around 173 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 London Kings Cross and Cambridge by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge is 47 minutes.

How much does the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge cost?

Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Cambridge can start from as little as £18.70 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 London Kings Cross to Cambridge?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to Cambridge without having to change trains. There are 173 direct trains from London Kings Cross to Cambridge each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge leaves at 04:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge leaves at 02:02. 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 London Kings Cross and Cambridge by train?

Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Cambridge cover a distance of around 47 miles (76 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Cambridge start at £18.70 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 London Kings Cross to Cambridge 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.

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

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