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Journey Information

There are 55 intercity buses per day from Cambridge to London. Traveling by bus from Cambridge to London usually takes around 2 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance49 mi (79 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$3.63
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Cambridge to London?

Typically $3.66 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to London. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in December. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cambridge to London in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $24 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Cambridge to London?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Cambridge to London that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, National Express usually offers more choice, with 52 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus71h 43m$5.13
National Express522h 51m$28.18
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 7 trips from Cambridge to London, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 43 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Cambridge to London from $6. There are 52 trips per day offered by National Express from Cambridge to London and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to London. In Cambridge, National Express departs to London from Trumpington Park & Ride . In London, National Express arrives at Finchley Rd & Frognal and 11 other stations.

    An average trip on National Express from Cambridge to London takes 2 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 53 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Cambridge to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus ride from Cambridge to London?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 49 miles from Cambridge to London. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cambridge?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cambridge to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve London each day?

There are 55 scheduled buses that travel from Cambridge to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cambridge, CAM to London; ticket prices start at $9.47.

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 does the bus leave from in Cambridge?

Main departure station: Trumpington Park & Ride

Cambridge has two bus stations with service to London.

All bus stations in Cambridge:

  • Trumpington Park & Ride

  • Cambridge Parkside Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in London?

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Main arrival station: Victoria Coach Station

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

All bus stations in London:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Finchley Rd & Frognal

  • London Victoria Rail Station

  • London Finchley Road Station

  • Bethnal Green (Stop D)

  • London Baker St Station

  • London Stratford Also for Westfield

  • St John's Wood

  • 405 Mile End Rd

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • Bow Church Station

  • London Elephant and Castle

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