There are 6 ways to get from Cambridge to Waterloo Station by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train, line 59 bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the line 59 bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank 59

$26 - $36

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Rideshare  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cambridge to London 60.4 miles

$5 - $15

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Blackfriars

$27 - $40

Bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Embankment Stn National Express

$9 - $13

Train, line 76 bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the line 76 bus from Tottenham Hale Bus Station to South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank 76

$26 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Waterloo Station 60 miles

$12 - $19

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at London Embankment Stn. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cambridge and arriving at London Blackfriars. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 13 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Waterloo Station is 49 miles. The road distance is 60 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Waterloo Station without a car is to train and line 59 bus which takes 1 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to get from Cambridge to Waterloo Station, including transfers.

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

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Cambridge to Waterloo Station train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Waterloo Station is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 13 min.

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Cambridge to Waterloo Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Embankment Stn station.

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Cambridge to Waterloo Station train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at London Blackfriars station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Waterloo Station.
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  • Distance: 49.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Waterloo Station, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Cambridge to Waterloo Station hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cambridge to Waterloo Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
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
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 London Blackfriars
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Tottenham Hale Bus Station to South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.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 London Embankment Stn
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Waterloo Station is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from Cambridge to Waterloo Station.

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There are 8305+ hotels available in Waterloo Station. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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

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