There are 5 ways to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train via London Kings Cross  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the train from London City Airport DLR Station to Bank DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

£22 - £43

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Bus  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

£6 - £8

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 1m

  1. Take the train from Tottenham Hale to Cambridge

£24 - £39

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge 55.8 miles

£9 - £14

Towncar  •  1h 3m

  1. Take a town car from London City Airport to Cambridge 55.8 miles

£120 - £180

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The cheapest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 3h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Silvertown, London City Airport and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via London Stratford also for Westfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from London City Airport (LCY) station to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from London City Airport DLR Station and arriving at Cambridge via Bank station and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 29m.

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The distance between London City Airport (LCY) and Cambridge is 48 miles. The road distance is 55.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge without a car is to train via London Kings Cross which takes 1h 29m and costs £22 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1h 29m to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge, including transfers.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Stratford also for Westfield station.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), depart from London City Airport DLR Station.

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The best way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge is to train via London Kings Cross which takes 1h 29m and costs £22 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 3h 28m.

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  • Distance: 48.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 29m

What companies run services between London City Airport (LCY), England and Cambridge, England?

You can take a train from London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge via Bank DLR Station, Bank station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London Kings Cross in around 1h 29m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Cambridge Parkside every 3 hours. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 55m.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London City Airport DLR Station to Bank DLR Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Oyster or Contactless Off Peak Time Fare
£2
Oyster or Contactless Peak Time Fare
£2
Cash Fare
£5
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Tottenham Hale to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
London Overground
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 London Stratford also for Westfield to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London City Airport to Cambridge
Estimated price
£120 - £180

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London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge Parkside station.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Cambridge.

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