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There are 3 ways to get from Leicester to Cambridge by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Cambridge

$50 - $80

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Bus  •  2h

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Cambridge Parkside National Express

$10 - $14

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 20m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Cambridge 71.7 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Cambridge is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Cambridge is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station and arriving at Cambridge Parkside. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leicester and arriving at Cambridge. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 51m.

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The distance between Leicester and Cambridge is 61 miles. The road distance is 71.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs £40 - £65.

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The train from Leicester to Cambridge takes 1h 51m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Leicester to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Cambridge train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Cambridge is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2h.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 61.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 51m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Leicester to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 1h 51m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leicester to Cambridge 3 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2h.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Cambridge is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from Leicester to Cambridge.

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