There are 3 ways to get from Leicester to Cambridge by train, 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  •  1 h 50 min

$55 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. National Express

$10 - $15

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. 71.7 miles

$15 - $23

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Leicester to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leicester to Cambridge 4 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leicester and Cambridge is 98 km. The road distance is 115 km.

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Cambridge is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Leicester to Cambridge is to drive which takes 1 h 20 min and costs £11 - £17.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leicester and arriving at Cambridge. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leicester and arriving at Cambridge. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

The train from Leicester to Cambridge takes 1 h 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.