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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge by train, bus, car or plane

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Train LNER  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Cambridge

$85 - $133

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Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN

$34 - $166

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Train via Sheffield  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester
  3. Take the train from Leicester to Cambridge

$188 - $285

Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Cambridge, Castle Street X5

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cambridge 330.1 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$92 - $260

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$77 - $248

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Stansted  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Stansted (STN) GLA - STN

$53 - $188

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Hitchin to Cambridge

$54 - $158

Fly Edinburgh to Norwich, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Norwich (NWI) EDI - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Cambridge

$127 - $358

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge is to fly which costs £26 - £130 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge is to fly which costs £26 - £130 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Cambridge, Castle Street via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Cambridge via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Cambridge is 294 miles. The road distance is 330.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs £65 - £110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Cambridge train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs £65 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs £26 - £130 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 293.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Cambridge, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Cambridge via Peterborough in around 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Cambridge via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 9 h 55 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Norwich via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Norwich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Train from Leicester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hitchin to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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 Edinburgh to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Cambridge, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London Stansted Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Edinburgh to Cambridge bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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Edinburgh to Cambridge train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Cambridge is 330 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to drive from Edinburgh to Cambridge.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London Stansted Airport.

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There are 411+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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