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

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Bus National Express  •  3h

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

$15 - $21

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Bus Stagecoach in the Fens  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn B - the busway
  2. Take the bus from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn to Spalding, station 37 - InterConnect

$6 - $9

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 16m

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

$65 - $99

Train, bus  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the bus from Spalding, Bus Station to Boston, Bus Station B13 / ...

$51 - $76

Drive  •  1h 20m

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Boston 72.4 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Boston is to bus which costs £4 - £7 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Boston is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1h 20m.

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

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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 3h 16m.

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The distance between Cambridge and Boston is 54 miles. The road distance is 72.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 3h and costs £11 - £17.

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

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

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Cambridge to Boston train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Boston is to bus which takes 3h and costs £11 - £17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £50 - £80 and takes 3h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Boston.
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  • Distance: 54.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h

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

You can take a bus from Cambridge to Boston via Peterborough in around 3h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cambridge to Boston via Peterborough and Grantham in around 3h 16m.

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
27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Train from Grantham to Boston
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
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 Peterborough
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Peterborough to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Spalding to Boston
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
National Express
Brylaine Travel
Phone
01205 364087
Website
brylaine.co.uk
Bus from Spalding, Bus Station to Boston, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
brylaine.co.uk
Stagecoach in the Fens
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens
Stagecoach in Peterborough
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn to Spalding, station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stagecoach in Peterborough

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

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Cambridge to Boston train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Boston is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from Cambridge to Boston.

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