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

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 CrossCountry, bus  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the bus from Peterborough to Boston National Express

$45 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge to Peterborough National Express
  2. Take the bus from Peterborough to Boston National Express

$15 - $22

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Grantham
  3. Take the train from Grantham to Boston

$68 - $102

Train, bus via Kings Lynn  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Kings Lynn
  2. Take the bus from King's Lynn, Railway Station (forecourt) to Spalding, Bus Station 505|InterConnect

$32 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Boston 72.4 miles

$15 - $23

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

You can take a bus from Cambridge to Boston via Peterborough in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cambridge to Boston via Peterborough and Grantham in around 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Grantham
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Train from Grantham to Boston
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Kings Lynn
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Peterborough to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from King's Lynn, Railway Station (forecourt) to Spalding, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cambridge and Boston is 87 km. The road distance is 116 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Boston is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Boston is to drive which takes 1 h 20 min and costs £11 - £17.

No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Boston. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Boston via Peterborough and Grantham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Boston. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Boston via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Cambridge to Boston, including transfers.