There are 4 ways to get from London to Cambridge by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  46 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$22 - $35

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Cambridge 60 miles

$5 - $11

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Aldgate, Mansell Street to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) 010 / ...

$8 - $12

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from London to Cambridge 60 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from London to Cambridge is to rideshare which costs £4 - £8 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cambridge is to train which costs £17 - £27 and takes 46 min.

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The distance between London and Cambridge is 49 miles. The road distance is 60 miles.

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The train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge takes 46 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aldgate, Mansell Street and arriving at Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 43 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. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 49.2 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

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

Great Northern operates a train from London to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 46 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Cambridge every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min.

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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Bus from Aldgate, Mansell Street to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Other operators

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Rideshare from London to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $11
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