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There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train via Cambridge, St Andrew's Street  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge

£41 - £50

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Bus  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London North to Cambridge Parkside National Express

£7 - £10

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Train  •  2h 17m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge

£35 - £50

Train via London  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from Tottenham Hale to Cambridge

£34 - £65

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge 96.9 miles

£14 - £22

Towncar  •  1h 40m

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to University of Cambridge 96.9 miles

£180 - £250

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge is to bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 3h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gatwick Airport London North and arriving at Cambridge Parkside. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Cambridge. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and University of Cambridge is 74 miles. The road distance is 96.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge without a car is to train via Cambridge, St Andrew's Street which takes 2h 10m and costs £40 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 10m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London North station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge is to train via Cambridge, St Andrew's Street which takes 2h 10m and costs £40 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £10 and takes 3h 49m.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 73.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 10m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and University of Cambridge, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost £35 - £50 and the journey takes 1h 55m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Gatwick Airport London North to Cambridge Parkside 5 times a day. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 40m.

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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+44 08717 818178
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nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London North to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to University of Cambridge
Estimated price
£180 - £250

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge Parkside station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge.

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