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

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Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) X5
  2. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Bulstrode Gardens X5

$12

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Train  •  1 h 53 min

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

$34 - $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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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) and arriving at Cambridge, Bulstrode Gardens via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 15 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 53 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 15 min and costs £10.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Bedford to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Bedford to Cambridge bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road).

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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 15 min and costs £10. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £26 - £55 and takes 1 h 53 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 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Bedford to Cambridge via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) in around 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bedford to Cambridge via London St Pancras International and London Kings Cross in around 1 h 53 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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Bulstrode Gardens
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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, Bulstrode Gardens 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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The nearest airport to Cambridge is Cambridge (CBG) Airport which is 2.5 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Stansted (STN) (22.5 miles), London Luton (LTN) (30.6 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (56.3 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (73.5 miles).

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There are 412+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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