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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street

$28 - $42

Cheapest option

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 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Bow National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 25 bus from Bow Church DLR to Ilford Hill 25

$12 - $15

Train, line 313 bus, line 179 bus  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Potters Bar
  2. Take the line 313 bus from Potters Bar Railway Station to Chingford Station 313
  3. Take the line 179 bus from Chingford Station to Ilford, Chapel Road 179

$25 - $33

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Ilford 50.8 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Ilford is to rideshare which costs £4 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Ilford is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 56 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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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Cambridge to Ilford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Ilford. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Ilford Hill via Bow Church DLR. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 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 43 min.

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Cambridge to Ilford hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Ilford via London Bow and Bow Church DLR in around 2 h 8 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Potters Bar
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bow Church DLR to Ilford Hill
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Chingford Station to Ilford, Chapel Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Arriva London North
Phone
020 8271 0101
Website
arrivalondon.com
Bus from Potters Bar Railway Station to Chingford Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
arrivalondon.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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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