There are 5 ways to get from Cambridge to Bakewell by train, bus or car

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Train, line 218 bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Doncaster
  3. Take the line 218 bus from Sheffield Centre, Arundel Lane (O/S No. 20) to Bakewell, Square (Bank) 218

$70 - $153

Cheapest option

Bus via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Bakewell National Express

$19 - $27

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Derby
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Bakewell, Buxton Road (North Church Street)

$77 - $113

Bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Chesterfield National Express

$21 - $25

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Bakewell 124.5 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Bakewell is to bus which costs £16 - £20 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Bakewell is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Bakewell. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Bakewell via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Cambridge and Bakewell is 103 miles. The road distance is 124.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Bakewell without a car is to train and line 218 bus which takes 3 h 51 min and costs £50 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Cambridge to Bakewell, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Bakewell bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Bakewell is 125 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Cambridge to Bakewell.

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  • Distance: 103.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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

You can take a bus from Cambridge to Bakewell via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station in around 5 h.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
Train from Cambridge to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Super Off-Peak Single
$40 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $65
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
TM Travel
Website
tmtravel.co.uk
Bus from Sheffield Centre, Arundel Lane (O/S No. 20) to Bakewell, Square (Bank)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
tmtravel.co.uk
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Bakewell, Buxton Road (North Church Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.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 Cambridge Parkside to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Bakewell
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Chesterfield
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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