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There are 12 ways to get from Brussels to Cambridge by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$184 - $387

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Bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London 815 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$32 - $79

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Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille 328 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$88 - $177

Train, bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruges to London 080
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$53 - $105

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Cambridge

$222 - $245

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Cambridge

$77 - $113

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Stansted  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN

$107 - $318

Fly Brussels to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 30 min

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

$83 - $253

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$139 - $389

Fly Antwerp to Southend, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Southend (SEN) ANR - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge

$133 - $464

Fly Brussels to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 9 min

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

$115 - $399

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly to London Stansted  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to London Stansted (STN) EIN - STN

$57 - $261

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Cambridge is to bus which costs 28€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Cambridge is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs 190€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Cambridge via Paris Nord Eurostar and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Cambridge is 329 km.

The best way to get from Brussels to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 160€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Brussels to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Brussels to Cambridge bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Cambridge train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Cambridge is to train which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 160€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 205.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Cambridge, England?

You can take a train from Brussels to Cambridge via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 5 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Cambridge via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Antwerp to Southend
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$75 - $90
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges to London
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels North to Lille
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bruges to London
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
regiojet.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to London Stansted Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Brussels to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge Parkside station.

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Cambridge is 1 h behind Brussels. It is currently 6:05 PM in Brussels and 5:05 PM in Cambridge.

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

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easyJet offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to London Stansted Airport.

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There are 415+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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