There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Cambridge by train, bus, night bus 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.

Recommended option

Train Great Western Railway  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$104 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) 010 / ...

$24 - $33

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge

$123 - $186

Night bus, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station M25
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$54 - $75

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Cambridge 186.9 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Cambridge is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Cambridge is to train which costs £75 - £140 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Cambridge is 150 miles. The road distance is 186.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Cardiff to Cambridge, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Cambridge via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Cambridge, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Cambridge via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London Kings Cross in around 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Cambridge via London Victoria Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 37 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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