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Journey information from London to Cambridge

  • Train Fares from: £8
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London to Cambridge train times information

Direct trains typically depart from London to Cambridge on average every 10 to 15 minutes throughout the day. Travellers can choose to depart from London Kings Cross on Great Northern or from London Liverpool Street Station with Greater Anglia. The average journey time from London to Cambridge by train is between 45m to 1h 30m, depending on the service.

Greater Anglia offers free WiFi on most of its services, with WiFi rolling out across all trains from June 2019. The well-stocked Café Bar and at-seat trolley service provide a wide range of sandwiches and snacks for passengers during the journey. Great Northern also offers free WiFi on most of their trains to Cambridge.

Please note, Great Northern and Greater Anglia don’t maintain a separate First Class section on their London to Cambridge trains.

*Information correct at time of writing (August 2019). May be subject to change.

Day trip from London to Cambridge for under £20

5 stars - " A review of Cambridge to London by train"

With some simple tricks, you can visit the historic town of Cambridge and the iconic King’s College on a day trip from London for less than £20 return. This is how we did it.

The train is the best way to get to Cambridge from London. It's fast and the main station is very close to most the main attractions. Since we had a tight budget, we decided to save money by avoiding the trains leaving from King's Cross station and take one of the trains operated by Greater Anglia departing from London Liverpool Street station. These trains are a bit slower (an average of 25 minutes longer) but the savings are considerable. A return ticket will cost you around £14 from London Liverpool Street instead of an average of £35 from King’s Cross station. In order to see as much of Cambridge in half a day, we left London on the 8:28 am train.

What we did in Cambridge:

Once we arrived at Cambridge train station, we followed the signs towards the city centre. After 15 mins of walking, we reached the popular Regent Street which is full of restaurants and shops.

After visiting Regent Street, we visited King's College, dedicated to the King Henry VI. Entry to the college costs £3 per person and includes admission to the Chapel of the King, one of the best examples of English Gothic architecture. Because we visited Cambridge on a weekday, after our visit to King's College we headed over to the Wren Library at Trinity College, an enchanting library open for free to the public only from Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 14:00. Inside we found some rare manuscripts and an early edition of the works from Sir Isaac Newton.

For lunch, we headed to the market square where we tried some tasty food from several of the outdoor stands that offer ready meals and sandwiches for all budgets.

After lunch, we took a walk along the beautiful river Cam and then went on a half-hour trip on one of the traditional punting boats which run throughout the day, even on most weekdays depending on the season and weather.

Cambridge wasn't too busy visiting on a weekday, however if you are in Cambridge on the weekend, there would most likely be a lot more tourists around. Cambridge is definitely a great destination to get out of London for the day, and if you've got time, take the train from London Liverpool Street to save some money.

  • How long does it take to travel from London to Cambridge by train?

    The average journey time between London and Cambridge is . On an average weekday, there are 340 trains travelling from London to Cambridge. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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  • What is the fastest journey from London to Cambridge by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from London to Cambridge cost?

    Train tickets from London to Cambridge can start from as little as £8 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from London to Cambridge?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Cambridge without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Cambridge.

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  • What is the distance between London and Cambridge?

    The distance between London and Cambridge is 49 miles.

    Distance: 49 miles
  • What time is the first train from London to Cambridge?

    The first train from London to Cambridge departs at .

    What time is the last train from London to Cambridge?

    The last train from London to Cambridge departs at .

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    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

London to Cambridge timetable

Check out the next trains departing from London to Cambridge for Friday 29th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
12:2513:511h 26m, direct
12:2813:541h 26m, direct
12:3113:401h 9m, direct
12:4213:3048m, direct
12:5514:091h 14m, direct
13:0114:121h 11m, direct
13:1214:0048m, direct
13:2514:511h 26m, direct
13:2814:541h 26m, direct
13:3114:401h 9m, direct

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

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