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There are 5 ways to get from Harpenden to Cambridge by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the train from Harpenden to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$36 - $52

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Bus  •  2h 50m

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

$12 - $18

3 alternative options

Line 366 bus, train  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the line 366 bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station 366
  2. Take the train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge

$16 - $24

Taxi  •  54m

  1. Take a taxi from Harpenden to Cambridge 43 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  54m

  1. Drive from Harpenden to Cambridge 43 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Harpenden to Cambridge is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Harpenden to Cambridge is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harpenden to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via Luton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Harpenden to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Harpenden and arriving at Cambridge via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 38m.

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The distance between Harpenden and Cambridge is 33 miles. The road distance is 43 miles.

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The best way to get from Harpenden to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs £27 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1h 38m to get from Harpenden to Cambridge, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Harpenden to Cambridge is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs £27 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £14 and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Harpenden to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 33.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 38m

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

You can take a train from Harpenden to Cambridge via London St Pancras International LL and London Kings Cross in around 1h 38m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Harpenden to Cambridge every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Harpenden to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
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 Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Centrebus South
Website
centrebus.info
Bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
centrebus.info
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 Luton to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Harpenden to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
54m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424

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

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Harpenden to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harpenden to Cambridge is 43 miles. It takes approximately 54m to drive from Harpenden to Cambridge.

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