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There are 5 ways to get from Nottingham to Cambridge by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Ely

$46 - $99

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham Station Street to Cambridge Parkside National Express

$12 - $16

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Cambridge

$64 - $99

Train, bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Peterborough
  2. Take the bus from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn to Drummer St Bus Station B - the busway

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Cambridge 90.3 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Cambridge is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Cambridge is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nottingham Station Street station and arriving at Cambridge Parkside. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nottingham to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Nottingham and arriving at Cambridge via Ely. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

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The distance between Nottingham and Cambridge is 75 miles. The road distance is 90.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 2 h 8 min and costs £35 - £80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from Nottingham to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Nottingham to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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Nottingham to Cambridge train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Nottingham station.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Cambridge is to train which takes 2 h 8 min and costs £35 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 74.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 8 min

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

East Midlands Trains operates a train from Nottingham to Cambridge every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 38 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Nottingham to Cambridge 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Ely
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
Train from Nottingham to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
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 Nottingham Station Street to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express
Stagecoach in the Fens
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn to Drummer St Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens

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

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Nottingham to Cambridge train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Ely station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nottingham to Cambridge is 90 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Nottingham to Cambridge.

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