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London to Cambridge by train

The journey from London to Cambridge by train is 48.36 mi and takes 1 hr 25 mins. There are 24 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:02 and the last at 22:22. It is possible to travel from London to Cambridge by train for as little as £8.39 or as much as £32.17. The best price for this journey is £8.39.

Lowest Price£8.39
Journey Duration1 hr 25 mins
Connection per Day24
Lowest Price£8.39
Highest Price£32.17
First Departure00:02
Last Departure22:22
Distance48.36 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalCambridge
CarriersGreat Northern, ThameslinkMore

London to Cambridge Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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Cheap train tickets from London to Cambridge
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Cambridge.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Cambridge, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from London to Cambridge.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book London to Cambridge travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £4.21 to £18.86 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 78% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Cambridge

The cheapest London - Cambridge train tickets can be found for as low as £14.43 if you’re lucky, or £16.31 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £17.40.

Find the best day to travel to Cambridge by train

When travelling to Cambridge by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Greater Anglia, which is operated by the Transport UK Group, provides passenger rail services in the East of England. It operates services on the Great Eastern Main Line from London Liverpool Street to destinations such as Norwich, Ipswich, and Colchester, as well as on the West Anglia Main Line from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge and Stansted Airport. Greater Anglia also operates regional services in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire. The Department for Transport has awarded the operating contract for services until 2025 to Abellio East Anglia Limited.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates intercity services on the "East Coast Main Line" between London, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland. It was formed in 2018 as a result of the UK government's decision to terminate the franchise of Virgin Trains East Coast. LNER is owned by the Department for Transport and managed by the operator of the East Coast Partnership, a joint venture between infrastructure company Network Rail and train operator FirstGroup. LNER operates a fleet of electric and diesel trains, including the Azuma, which is the fastest train in the UK.

Thameslink is a railway service in the United Kingdom that runs through central London, connecting Bedford in the north and Brighton in the south. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves over 200 stations, including major transport hubs such as St Pancras International, London Bridge, and Gatwick Airport. Thameslink trains run every few minutes during peak hours and offer a range of services, from fast express trains to stopping services that serve local communities. The service has undergone significant upgrades in recent years, including the introduction of new trains and the completion of major infrastructure projects such as the Thameslink Programme.

Services on board Great Northern, Thameslink and Greater Anglia from London to Cambridge
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London to Cambridge CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
5.45kg
Bus
5.84kg
Flight
15.57kg
Car
12.45kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Cambridge by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Cambridge are 5.45kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Cambridge? By taking the train between London and Cambridge you will save 10.12kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.39kg compared to a bus and 7kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Cambridge?
A train ticket from London to Cambridge is £22.69. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £8.39.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Cambridge?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Cambridge is £8.39. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between London and Cambridge by train?
London to Cambridge is 48.36 mi.
How long does the train between London and Cambridge take?
London to Cambridge is on average 1 hr 25 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 48 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Cambridge?
The train journey from London to Cambridge is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Great Northern, Thameslink, Greater Anglia, London North Eastern Railway and CrossCountry.
How many train connections per day go from London to Cambridge?
London to Cambridge has 24 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Cambridge leave?
The earliest train from London to Cambridge departs at 00:02. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from London to Cambridge depart?
The latest train from London to Cambridge departs at 22:22. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from London to Cambridge in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £8.39 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from London to Cambridge?
There are on average 19 direct connection(s) from London to go to Cambridge.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Cambridge by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Cambridge is 0 hrs 48 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Cambridge?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Cambridge.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Cambridge by train?
The train journey from London to Cambridge creates 5.45kg of CO2 emissions.

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