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Trip Summary

There are 29 daily trains from Cambridge to London. Traveling by train from Cambridge to London usually takes around one hour and 17 minutes, but the fastest Greater Anglia train can make the trip in 57 minutes.

Distance49 mi (79 km)
Fastest train0h 57m
Lowest price$29.94
Trains per day24
Most frequent serviceGreater Anglia
Train lines3

Price trends for trains from Cambridge to London

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from Cambridge to London?

There are 3 train lines with service from Cambridge to London. Greater Anglia is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Great Northern71h 34m$55.81
Greater Anglia141h 11m$13.30
Thameslink81h 17m$38.26
  • Great Northern is a UK-based rail company that serves commuter towns north of London. The company is owned by Thameslink and offers a contemporary train fleet with complimentary WiFi. The company primarily serves towns such as Potters Bar, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, and Hitchin While standard-class seats can be hard to secure due to high demand at peak hours, first-class compartments offer a quieter, more peaceful journey.

  • Greater Anglia is an east-of-England train company that serves Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. Greater Anglia is known for providing affordable travel options and is in the process of upgrading its train cars with WiFi. Restrooms are available onboard, and power outlets are available at some seats.

  • Thameslink services run 24 hours a day with trains usually every 20-30 minutes, and coverage between Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and London. Thameslink has separate first-class cars, and standard-class seating may be standing room only during peak hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Cambridge and London is approximately 49 miles, or 79 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 57 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to London.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Cambridge to London on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Cambridge at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 29 scheduled trains on most days. 24 of these are direct connections to London. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Cambridge.

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 is the train station in Cambridge?

Main departure station: Station Road

There are two stations in Cambridge where you can board the train to London.

All train stations in Cambridge:

  • Station Road

  • Cambridge North Station

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: Tottenham Hale Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in London than most cities. Most trains from Cambridge will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in London:

Train stations in London:

  • Tottenham Hale Train Station

  • Seven Sisters

  • City Thameslink

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