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There are 6 ways to get from Chelsea to Cambridge by subway, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Subway, train  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the subway from South Kensington station to King's Cross St. Pancras station Circle / ...
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$27 - $40

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Rideshare  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Cambridge 60 miles

$5 - $11

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$9 - $13

Line 19 bus, train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the line 19 bus from Chelsea Old Town Hall to Finsbury Park Interchange 19 / ...
  2. Take the train from Finsbury Park to Cambridge

$27 - $38

Line 11 bus, train  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the line 11 bus from Chelsea Old Town Hall to Bishopsgate, Great Winchester Street 11
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge

$27 - $38

Drive  •  1h 17m

  1. Drive from Chelsea to Cambridge 62.4 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Chelsea to Cambridge is to rideshare which costs £4 - £8 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Chelsea to Cambridge is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Cambridge Parkside. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Chelsea and Cambridge is 51 miles. The road distance is 62.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelsea to Cambridge without a car is to subway and train which takes 1h 29m and costs £20 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 29m to get from Chelsea to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Chelsea to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Chelsea to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge Parkside station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelsea to Cambridge is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1h 17m to drive from Chelsea to Cambridge.

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  • Distance: 51 miles
  • Duration: 1h 29m

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

National Express operates a bus from Chelsea to Cambridge every 2 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Finsbury Park to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.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 London Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Chelsea Old Town Hall to Finsbury Park Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Chelsea Old Town Hall to Bishopsgate, Great Winchester Street
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
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 London to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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