There are 5 ways to get from Harpenden to Cambridge by train, bus, taxi 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  •  1 h 50 min

$36 - $82

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 51 min

  1. National Express / ...

$12 - $18

3 alternative options

Line 366 bus, train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. 366

$22 - $62

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. 43 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  54 min

  1. 43 miles

$9 - $14

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 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Harpenden to Cambridge every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Harpenden to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Harpenden to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Harpenden to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Harpenden and Cambridge is 54 km. The road distance is 69 km.

The cheapest way to get from Harpenden to Cambridge is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Harpenden to Cambridge is to taxi which takes 54 min and costs £150 - £180.

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 1 h 50 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Harpenden to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn and arriving at Cambridge via Luton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Harpenden to Cambridge, including transfers.