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There are 3 ways to get from London to Cambridge by train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

£19 - £40

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Rideshare  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Cambridge 59.7 miles

£4 - £8

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Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from London King's Cross to Cambridge 57.7 miles

£8 - £13

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The most affordable way to get from London to Cambridge is to rideshare, which costs £4 - £8 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cambridge is to train which costs £19 - £40 and takes 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Cambridge. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between London and Cambridge is 49 miles. The road distance is 57.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs £19 - £40.

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The train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge takes 48 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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London to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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London to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Cambridge is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from London to Cambridge.

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  • Distance: 49.2 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

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

Great Northern operates a train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost £19 - £28 and the journey takes 48 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Rideshare from London to Cambridge
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1h 35m
5 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £8
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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Cambridge. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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