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There are 26 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 51 minutes.
|Distance||49 mi (79 km)|
|Fastest train||0h 51m|
|Trains per day||34|
|Most frequent service||Greater Anglia|
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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Great Northern||10||1h 18m||$48.78|
|Greater Anglia||14||1h 21m||$28.87|
Great Northern train tickets from Cambridge to London start from $30, and on average cost . Daily there are 10 Great Northern schedules to London. Great Northern in Cambridge leaves from Cambridge North Station and one other station. And in London trains arrive at Kings Cross Station and 6 other train stations.
From Cambridge to London train travel on Great Northern takes 1 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Great Northern offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 51 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Great Northern offers 14 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.
Greater Anglia train tickets from Cambridge to London start from $12, and on average cost . Daily there are 14 Greater Anglia schedules to London. Greater Anglia in Cambridge leaves from Station Road and one other station. And in London trains arrive at Tottenham Hale Train Station and 4 other train stations.
From Cambridge to London train travel on Greater Anglia takes 1 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Greater Anglia offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 51 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Greater Anglia offers 36 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Cambridge to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train 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, train 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
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 train journey from Cambridge to London?
When are trains the most crowded?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Cambridge to London on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Cambridge at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Cambridge to London?
There are 26 scheduled trains on most days. 34 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.
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.
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:
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 8 following stations in London:
Train stations in London:
Tottenham Hale Train Station
London Liverpool St
Kings Cross Station
London Bridge Station
Hackney Downs Station
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