Cambridge to Bishop's Stortford train

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Cambridge - Bishop's Stortford Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

16 trains operate daily from Cambridge to Bishop's Stortford. The train trip from Cambridge to Bishop's Stortford is usually about 39 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Greater Anglia train can get you there in as little as 29 minutes.

Distance23 mi (37 km)
Fastest train0h 29m
Lowest price€15.64
Trains per day22
Most frequent serviceGreater Anglia
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Cambridge to Bishop's Stortford?

2 train services operate from Cambridge to Bishop's Stortford. Greater Anglia usually has more trains scheduled, with 15 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Great Northern10h 55m€15.64
Greater Anglia150h 39m€15.64
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Cambridge and Bishop's Stortford is approximately 23 miles, or 37 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Bishop's Stortford.

Trains from Cambridge to Bishop's Stortford are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 16 scheduled trains on most days. 22 of these are direct connections to Bishop's Stortford. 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 Bishop's Stortford to Cambridge.

City Information

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cambridge?

Main departure station: Cambridge North Station

There are two stations in Cambridge where you can board the train to Bishop's Stortford.

All train stations in Cambridge:

  • Cambridge North Station

  • Station Road

Where is the train station in Bishop's Stortford?

Main arrival station: Bishops Stortford Station

Bishop's Stortford has one train station.

Train stations in Bishop's Stortford:

  • Bishops Stortford Station

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