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There are 5 ways to get from St Albans to Cambridge by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$34 - $49

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Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Luton Station Interchange 321 - Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Luton to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$12 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from St Albans, Lattimore Road to Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station 300 / ...
  2. Take the train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge

$21 - $31

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from St Albans to Cambridge 44.5 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from St Albans to Cambridge 44.5 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Cambridge is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Cambridge is to taxi which costs £150 - £190 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from St Albans, St Peter's Street and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via Luton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St Albans to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from St Albans City and arriving at Cambridge via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 37 min.

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The distance between St Albans and Cambridge is 37 miles. The road distance is 44.5 miles.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from St Albans to Cambridge, including transfers.

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St Albans to Cambridge bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from St Albans, St Peter's Street station.

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St Albans to Cambridge train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from St Albans City station.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Cambridge is to train which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £26 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £14 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 36.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

What companies run services between St Albans, England and Cambridge, England?

You can take a train from St Albans to Cambridge via London St Pancras International LL and London Kings Cross in around 1 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Albans to Cambridge via Luton Station Interchange and Luton in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from St Albans, Lattimore Road to Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Uno
Phone
01707 255764
Email
unobus@herts.ac.uk
Website
unobus.info
Bus from St Albans, Lattimore Road to Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
unobus.info
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 Luton to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from St Albans to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between St Albans to Cambridge is 44 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from St Albans to Cambridge.

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