There are 6 ways to get from Cambridge to Essex by train, bus, taxi 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.

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Train, line 133 bus  •  1 h 47 min

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

$20 - $57

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Bus, line 133 bus  •  2 h 3 min

  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, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133

$16 - $23

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10 / ...

$26 - $63

Train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$42 - $60

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cambridge to Essex 46.2 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Essex 46.2 miles

$9 - $15

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Essex is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Essex is to taxi which costs £150 - £190 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Essex. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Essex. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at White Notley via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 1 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Essex is 32 miles. The road distance is 46.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Essex without a car is to train and line 133 bus which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £15 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to get from Cambridge to Essex, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Essex.
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  • Distance: 32.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

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

You can take a bus from Cambridge to Essex via Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cambridge to Essex via London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 1 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
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
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 Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Cambridge to Essex
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
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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