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There are 27 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||43|
|Most frequent service||Greater Anglia|
Train service from Cambridge to London
- Great Northern tickets: £20 one-way
- Greater Anglia tickets: £8 one-way
- Thameslink tickets: £20 one-way
What is the price of a train ticket from Cambridge to London?
In the last month, £13.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Cambridge, CAM to London. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £21.12 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
Ticket prices for the train from Cambridge to London often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only £22,
If you're thinking of traveling from Cambridge to London during May, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of £25 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in May, is to book your trip well in advance.
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 13 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Great Northern||12||1h 21m||£31.54|
|Greater Anglia||13||1h 17m||£18.28|
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
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Trains from Cambridge to London are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
The earliest train departs Cambridge at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 27 scheduled trains on most days. 43 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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