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, Emmanuel Street  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge

£41 - £50

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Bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the bus from GATWICK Airport London South 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 38m

  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 96.5 miles

£16 - £25

Towncar  •  1h 40m

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to University of Cambridge 96.5 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 4h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from GATWICK Airport London South and arriving at CAMBRIDGE Parkside. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.

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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 96.5 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, Emmanuel Street which takes 2h 12m and costs £40 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m 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 South 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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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 73.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 12m

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 South to CAMBRIDGE Parkside every 2 hours. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Train operators
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 GATWICK Airport London South to CAMBRIDGE Parkside
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to University of Cambridge is to train via Cambridge, Emmanuel Street which takes 2h 12m and costs £40 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £10 and takes 4h 19m.

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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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