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There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to London by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  47m

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross

$23 - $45

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Rideshare  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cambridge to London 60.4 miles

$5 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Aldgate National Express / ...

$8 - $12

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from Cambridge to London 60.2 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to London is to rideshare which costs £4 - £11 and takes 1h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to London is to train which costs £17 - £35 and takes 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at London Aldgate. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cambridge and arriving at London Kings Cross. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47m.

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The distance between Cambridge and London is 49 miles. The road distance is 60.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London without a car is to train which takes 47m and costs £17 - £35.

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The train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross takes 47m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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Cambridge to London train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London is to train which takes 47m and costs £17 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £10 and takes 1h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to London.
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  • Distance: 49.2 miles
  • Duration: 47m

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

Great Northern operates a train from Cambridge to London hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 47m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cambridge to London every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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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 to London Aldgate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
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 London
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Cambridge to London train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to London is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from Cambridge to London.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cambridge and London. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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