There are 5 ways to get from Russell Square to Cambridge by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  46 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$23 - $35

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Rideshare  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Cambridge 60 miles

$5 - $11

3 alternative options

Line 8 bus, train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Holborn, Museum Street to Liverpool Street Station 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge

$28 - $38

Bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) 727 / ...

$20 - $25

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Russell Square to Cambridge 58.6 miles

$12 - $19

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No, there is no direct bus from Russell Square to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from King's Cross St. Pancras and arriving at Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Cambridge. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Russell Square and Cambridge is 48 miles. The road distance is 58.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Russell Square to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 46 min and costs .

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The train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge takes 46 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Russell Square to Cambridge bus services, operated by TerraVision UK, depart from King's Cross St. Pancras station.

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

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The best way to get from Russell Square to Cambridge is to train which takes 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 44 min.

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Russell Square to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) station.

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

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  • Distance: 48.3 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

What companies run services between Russell Square, England and Cambridge, England?

Great Northern operates a train from Russell Square to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 46 min. Thameslink also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Russell Square to Cambridge via London Stansted Airport and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 2 h 44 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Holborn, Museum Street to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
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 Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Russell Square to Cambridge is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Russell Square to Cambridge.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Russell Square and Cambridge. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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