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

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  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Cambridge

£26 - £35

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Cambridge 59.7 miles

£4 - £8

2 alternative options

Line 26 bus, train  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the line 26 bus from Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd to Liverpool Street Station 26
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge

£24 - £36

Drive  •  1h 14m

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station 59.6 miles

£9 - £13

Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station by walk and train

The journey time between Waterloo Station and Cambridge Station is around 1h 18m and covers a distance of around 61 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 15m. Services are operated by Thameslink. Typically 237 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 18m
Fastest journey time:
1h 15m
Services per week:
237
Cheapest price:
£26
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:22
Last service departs at:
23:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station walk and train schedules

Waterloo Station → Cambridge Station
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station is to rideshare which costs £4 - £8 and takes 2h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station is to drive. Taking this option will cost £9 - £13 and takes 1h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Blackfriars and arriving at Cambridge. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 19m.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Cambridge Station is 49 miles. The road distance is 59.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 41m and costs £26 - £35.

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The train from London Blackfriars to Cambridge takes 1h 19m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from London Blackfriars station.

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Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1h 14m to drive from Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station.

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There are 213+ hotels available in Cambridge Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Cambridge Station.
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  • Distance: 49.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 41m

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Cambridge Station, England?

Thameslink operates a train from London Blackfriars to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost £26 - £35 and the journey takes 1h 19m.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
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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Contact Details
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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Waterloo Station and Cambridge Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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