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Trip Summary

There are 37 daily trains from London to Cambridge. Traveling by train from London to Cambridge usually takes around one hour and 19 minutes, but the fastest Great Northern train can make the trip in 52 minutes.

Distance49 mi (79 km)
Fastest train0h 52m
Lowest price$12.36
Trains per day33
Most frequent serviceGreat Northern
Train lines4

Which train should you take from London to Cambridge?

There are 4 train lines with service from London to Cambridge. Great Northern is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Great Northern121h 14m$42.64
Greater Anglia121h 21m$28.85
London Overground51h 52m$39.97
Thameslink211h 22m$41.06
  • Great Northern

    Great Northern

    Great Northern train tickets from London to Cambridge start from $29, and on average cost . Daily there are 12 Great Northern schedules to Cambridge. Great Northern in London leaves from Kings Cross Station and 6 other stations. And in Cambridge trains arrive at Cambridge North Station and one other train station.

    From London to Cambridge train travel on Great Northern takes 1 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cambridge faster, Great Northern offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 52 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Great Northern offers 32 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Cambridge.

  • Greater Anglia

    Greater Anglia

    Greater Anglia train tickets from London to Cambridge start from $12, and on average cost . Daily there are 12 Greater Anglia schedules to Cambridge. Greater Anglia in London leaves from Tottenham Hale Train Station and 4 other stations. And in Cambridge trains arrive at Station Road and one other train station.

    From London to Cambridge train travel on Greater Anglia takes 1 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cambridge faster, Greater Anglia offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 52 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Greater Anglia offers 13 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Cambridge.

  • London Overground

    London Overground

    London Overground train tickets from London to Cambridge start from $29, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 London Overground schedules to Cambridge. London Overground in London leaves from Hackney Downs Station . And in Cambridge trains arrive at Station Road and one other train station.

    From London to Cambridge train travel on London Overground takes 1 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cambridge faster, London Overground offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 52 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, London Overground offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Cambridge.

  • Thameslink

    Thameslink

    Thameslink train tickets from London to Cambridge start from $29, and on average cost . Daily there are 21 Thameslink schedules to Cambridge. Thameslink in London leaves from Finsbury Park and 4 other stations. And in Cambridge trains arrive at Station Road and one other train station.

    From London to Cambridge train travel on Thameslink takes 1 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cambridge faster, Thameslink offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 52 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Thameslink offers 24 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Cambridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Cambridge 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train 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 train.

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 London to Cambridge?

The distance between London and Cambridge is approximately 49 miles, or 79 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 52 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Cambridge.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from London to Cambridge tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 London to Cambridge?

There are 37 scheduled trains on most days. 33 of these are direct connections to Cambridge. 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 Cambridge to London.

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 London?

Main departure station: Finsbury Park

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 9 stops and stations in London where you can board the train.

All train stations in London:

  • Finsbury Park

  • Tottenham Hale Train Station

  • Kings Cross Station

  • City Thameslink

  • London Liverpool St

  • Hackney Downs Station

  • London Bridge Station

  • Seven Sisters

  • New Barnet Station

Where is the train station in Cambridge?

Main arrival station: Station Road

Cambridge receives travelers from London at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Cambridge:

  • Station Road

  • Cambridge North Station

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