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

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Train  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street

$29 - $42

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Rideshare  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cambridge to Ilford 51.2 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Bus, line 25 bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Bow Church DLR 010 / ...
  2. Take the line 25 bus from Bow Church DLR to Ilford Hill 25 / ...

$12 - $15

Train, line 425 bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Finsbury Park
  2. Take the line 425 bus from Lower Clapton, Lea Bridge Roundabout to Ilford, Chapel Road 425

$26 - $36

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Ilford 50.8 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Ilford. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Ilford Hill via Bow Church DLR. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Ilford. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Ilford via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Ilford is 45 miles. The road distance is 50.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Ilford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Cambridge to Ilford, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Ilford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) station.

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Cambridge to Ilford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Ilford is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 25 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Cambridge to Ilford bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Ilford Hill station.

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Cambridge to Ilford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at London Liverpool Street station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Ilford.
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  • Distance: 44.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Cambridge to Ilford hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Ilford via Bow Church DLR in around 2 h 10 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Finsbury Park
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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 (Parker's Piece) to Bow Church DLR
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bow Church DLR to Ilford Hill
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Lower Clapton, Lea Bridge Roundabout to Ilford, Chapel Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cambridge to Ilford
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Ilford is 51 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Cambridge to Ilford.

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