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Sheffield - Cambridge Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

8 trains operate daily from Sheffield to Cambridge. The train trip from Sheffield to Cambridge is usually about 3 hours and 23 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest East Midlands Trains + Connections train can get you there in as little as 3 hours and 18 minutes.

Distance105 mi (169 km)
Fastest train3h 18m
Lowest price£39.51
Most frequent serviceEast Midlands Trains + Connections
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Sheffield to Cambridge?

East Midlands Trains + Connections is the one and only train line which connects Sheffield to Cambridge. However, there are 8 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
East Midlands Trains + Connections83h 24m£67.51
  • East Midlands Trains + Connections train tickets from Sheffield to Cambridge start from £40, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 East Midlands Trains + Connections schedules to Cambridge. East Midlands Trains + Connections in Sheffield leaves from Sheaf St . And in Cambridge trains arrive at Station Road .

    From Sheffield to Cambridge train travel on East Midlands Trains + Connections takes 3 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cambridge faster, East Midlands Trains + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 18 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, East Midlands Trains + Connections offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Cambridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Sheffield and Cambridge is approximately 105 miles, or 169 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 18 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains from Sheffield to Cambridge are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Sheffield at 10:00 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 8 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information


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Sheffield is also known as the Steel City, mainly for its many innovations during the 19th-century Industrial Revolution. Flash forward to today, and Sheffield is where you'll find modern cityscapes set against beautiful green backdrops; a standout is Peak District National Park.

Paying homage to the city's history, many streets feature steel art structures, and the local museums explore the city's contributions to Britain's steel industry. Sheffield's food scene boasts a plethora of restaurants, microbreweries, and pubs all around. Top picks include Steam Yard, Silversmiths, and Kommune, all located at the city centre.

The most prominent landmarks in Sheffield are the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Cathedral, Winter Garden, and the Kelham Island Museum. For family fun, check out the Weston Park Museum, Tropical Butterfly House, and Whirlow Hall Farm.

Two trains can take you to Sheffield: Northern Rail and CrossCountry. If you prefer to take a coach, service is available with Megabus and FlixBus.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Sheffield?

Main departure station: Sheaf St

Sheffield Train Station is a stop on East Midlands Railway, TransPennine Express, Northern, and CrossCountry rail services. On Sheaf Square, the main entrance to the station welcomes passengers with grand stone archways into the bright concourse. The concourse is well-appointed with retail shops, an information desk, restrooms, and places to eat. The station is adjacent to Sheffield Hallam University and close to the Winter Garden, Sheffield Town Hall, and many of the city's best restaurants and hotels. If you prefer not to walk throughout Sheffield, you can take the local Supertram from the stop at the train station.

All train stations in Sheffield:

  • Sheaf St

Where is the train station in Cambridge?

Main arrival station: Station Road

Cambridge has one train station.

Train stations in Cambridge:

  • Station Road

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