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There are 4 ways to get from London to Cambridge by train, bus, 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 60 miles

£4 - £8

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 13m

  1. Take the bus from London Aldgate to CAMBRIDGE Parkside National Express

£5 - £7

Drive  •  1h 10m

  1. Drive from London King's Cross to Cambridge 57.8 miles

£9 - £15

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The cheapest 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 bus departing from London Aldgate and arriving at CAMBRIDGE Parkside. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 13m.

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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 57.8 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 bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Aldgate station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Cambridge is to train which takes 48 min and costs £19 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £7 and takes 2h 13m.

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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. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Aldgate to CAMBRIDGE Parkside twice daily. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 2h 13m.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Aldgate to CAMBRIDGE Parkside
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

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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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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London to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at CAMBRIDGE Parkside 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 10m to drive from London to Cambridge.

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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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