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There are 10 ways to get from Cambridge to Edinburgh by train, bus, car or plane

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Train LNER  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Edinburgh

$72 - $130

Cheapest option

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI

$35 - $162

8 alternative options

Train via Sheffield  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh

$184 - $285

Bus  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Edinburgh National Express

$42 - $50

Drive  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Edinburgh 331 miles

$70 - $110

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI

$92 - $259

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI

$100 - $284

Fly London Stansted to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Glasgow (GLA) STN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$54 - $183

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

$54 - $159

Train to Norwich, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Edinburgh (EDI) NWI - EDI

$127 - $355

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £30 - £40 and takes 10 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £26 - £130 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Castle Street and arriving at Edinburgh via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Edinburgh via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Edinburgh is 294 miles. The road distance is 331 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 5 h 15 min and costs £55 - £100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Cambridge to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Edinburgh is to train which takes 5 h 15 min and costs £55 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £40 and takes 10 h 26 min, you could also fly, which costs £26 - £130 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 293.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Edinburgh via Peterborough in around 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Edinburgh via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 10 h 26 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Norwich to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
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 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cambridge to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Cambridge to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Edinburgh is 331 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to drive from Cambridge to Edinburgh.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £9 - £35.

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