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There are 4 ways to get from Bedford to Cambridge by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Cambridge, Castle Street X5

$10 - $12

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$35 - $68

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bedford to Cambridge 31 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Cambridge 31 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Cambridge is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Cambridge is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bedford, Bus Station station and arriving at Cambridge, Castle Street. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bedford to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Bedford and arriving at Cambridge via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Cambridge is 25 miles. The road distance is 31 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Cambridge without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 3 min and costs £8 - £9.

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The bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Cambridge, Castle Street takes 1 h 3 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bedford to Cambridge bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, Bus Station.

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Bedford to Cambridge train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Bedford station.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Cambridge is to bus which takes 1 h 3 min and costs £8 - £9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £27 - £55 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 25.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 3 min

What companies run services between Bedford, England and Cambridge, England?

Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Bedford to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bedford to Cambridge via London St Pancras International and London Kings Cross in around 1 h 43 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Cambridge, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Other operators
Taxi from Bedford to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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Bedford to Cambridge bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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Bedford to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bedford to Cambridge is 31 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Bedford to Cambridge.

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