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Journey Information

There are 40 intercity buses per day from London to Cambridge. Traveling by bus from London to Cambridge usually takes around 2 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance49 mi (79 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$4.70
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from London to Cambridge?

The average price for a bus ticket to Cambridge is $4.75, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Cambridge in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$31 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from London to Cambridge?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from London to Cambridge that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, National Express usually offers more choice, with 36 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus81h 38m$5.67
National Express362h 50m$31.75
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 8 trips from London to Cambridge, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 38 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from London to Cambridge from $11. There are 36 National Express schedules from London to Cambridge and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Cambridge. In London, National Express departs to Cambridge from London Baker St Station and 13 other stations. In Cambridge, National Express arrives at Trumpington Park & Ride and no other station.

    An average trip on National Express from London to Cambridge takes 2 hours and 50 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Cambridge in 1 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 44 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Cambridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from London to Cambridge during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 79 kilometers from London to Cambridge. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave London?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from London to Cambridge, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Cambridge are there per day?

There are 40 scheduled buses that travel from London to Cambridge every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Cambridge; ticket prices start at $6.16.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in London?

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Departure stations

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

All bus stations in London:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • London Baker St Station

  • 16 Old Quebec St

  • London Victoria Rail Station

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • Bethnal Grn Rd Shoreditch High St (Stop J)

  • Finchley Rd & Frognal

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • Stratford City Bus Station

  • St John's Wood

  • Bow Church Station

  • London Elephant and Castle

  • 405 Mile End Rd

  • London Finchley Road Station

  • Ealing Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Cambridge?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Cambridge.

Bus stations in Cambridge:

  • Trumpington Park & Ride

  • Cambridge Parkside Bus Stop

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