There are 12 ways to get from Aberdeen to Cambridge by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Cambridge

$104 - $161

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberdeen, Scotland to Milton Keynes Coachway National Express

$57 - $66

10 alternative options

Train via Edinburgh  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Peterborough
  3. Take the train from Peterborough to Cambridge

$111 - $237

Train, bus  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Ely
  3. Take the bus from Ely Railway Station to Drummer St Bus Station 12

$191 - $323

Drive  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Cambridge 489 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Aberdeen to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to London Heathrow (LHR) ABZ - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$71 - $247

Fly Aberdeen to London City, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to London City (LCY) ABZ - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$97 - $259

Fly Aberdeen to Norwich, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Norwich (NWI) ABZ - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Cambridge

$106 - $286

Fly Aberdeen to London Luton, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to London Luton (LTN) ABZ - LTN
  2. Take the train from Hitchin to Cambridge

$63 - $223

Fly Aberdeen to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to London Gatwick (LGW) ABZ - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge

$73 - $229

Train to Edinburgh, fly to London Stansted  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN

$61 - $263

Fly Aberdeen to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Birmingham (BHX) ABZ - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$138 - $292

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Cambridge, England?

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Cambridge via Peterborough in around 7 h 57 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Aberdeen to Cambridge once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Aberdeen to London City
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Aberdeen to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Aberdeen to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Aberdeen to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Aberdeen to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Aberdeen to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Train operators
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Aberdeen to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$65 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Edinburgh to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $150
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $75
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Train from Aberdeen to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $140
Anytime Single
$150 - $230
Off-Peak Single
$170 - $250
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Ely
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Hitchin to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hitchin to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ely Railway Station to Drummer St Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Aberdeen and Cambridge is 568 km. The road distance is 782 km.

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Cambridge is to bus which costs £40 - £50 and takes 14 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Cambridge is to fly and train which takes 5 h 5 min and costs £45 - £170.

No, there is no direct train from Aberdeen to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Cambridge via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen, Scotland and arriving at Cambridge, Castle Street via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway and St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 34 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 57 min to get from Aberdeen to Cambridge, including transfers.