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

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Train, bus  •  1h 47m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
  2. Take the bus from STANSTED Airport London to Braintree National Express / ...

£15 - £104

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Bus, line 133 bus  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the bus from CAMBRIDGE Parkside to STANSTED Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Panfield Lane 133

£9 - £12

3 alternative options

Train, line 133 bus  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
  2. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Manor Street 133

£15 - £104

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cambridge to Braintree 42.3 miles

£85 - £110

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Braintree 42.3 miles

£7 - £11

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Braintree is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Braintree is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Braintree. However, there are services departing from CAMBRIDGE Parkside and arriving at Braintree Town Centre, Panfield Lane via Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Cambridge and Braintree is 29 miles. The road distance is 42.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Braintree without a car is to train and bus which takes 1h 47m and costs £14 - £110.

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It takes approximately 1h 47m to get from Cambridge to Braintree, including transfers.

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

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Cambridge to Braintree bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Braintree Town Centre, Panfield Lane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Braintree is 42 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Cambridge to Braintree.

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  • Distance: 29.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 47m

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

You can take a bus from Cambridge to Braintree via Stansted Airport, Coach Station in around 2h 16m.

Train operators
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 STANSTED Airport London to Braintree
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Bus from CAMBRIDGE Parkside to STANSTED Airport London
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Manor Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Panfield Lane
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Cambridge to Braintree
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
£85 - £110
Panther Taxis
Phone
+44 1223 715 715
Website
panthertaxis.co.uk
Cambrdige City Taxis
Phone
+44 1223 832 832
Website
cambridgecitytaxis.co.uk
Cam Cab Ltd
Phone
+44 1223 704 704
Website
camcab.co.uk
A1 Cab Co
Phone
+44 1223 525 555
Website
a1cabco.com

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