There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Braintree by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  1 h

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

$16 - $53

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Bus, line 133 bus  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Stansted Airport National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133

$13 - $20

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cambridge to Braintree 42.3 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Braintree 42.3 miles

$9 - $14

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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 £140 - £170 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, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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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 1 h and costs £12 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 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, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 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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The nearest airport to Braintree is London Stansted (STN) Airport which is 12.5 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (33.9 miles), London Luton (LTN) (39.8 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (51.8 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (58.9 miles).

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There are 231+ hotels available in Braintree. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Braintree.
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  • Distance: 29.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

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

You can take a bus from Cambridge to Braintree via London Stansted Airport and Stansted Airport, Coach Station in around 1 h 46 min.

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 London Stansted Airport to Braintree
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
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, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Cambridge to Braintree
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
A1 Cab Co
Phone
+44 1223 525555
Website
a1cabco.com
Ace Taxis
Phone
+44 1223 462020
Website
acetaxis-cambridge.co.uk
Cam Cab Ltd
Phone
+44 1223 704704
Website
camcab.co.uk

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