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There are 6 ways to get from Westminster to Cambridge by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train via Victoria station  •  1h 6m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

£21 - £38

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Cambridge 60 miles

£4 - £8

4 alternative options

Train  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the train from City Thameslink to Cambridge

£26 - £35

Line 11 bus, train  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the line 11 bus from Westminster City Hall to Liverpool Street Station 11 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge

£24 - £36

Bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to CAMBRIDGE Parkside National Express

£5 - £8

Drive  •  1h 13m

  1. Drive from Westminster to Cambridge 60.7 miles

£10 - £15

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The cheapest way to get from Westminster to Cambridge is to rideshare which costs £4 - £8 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Westminster to Cambridge is to train via Victoria station which costs £21 - £40 and takes 1h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station station and arriving at CAMBRIDGE Parkside. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from City Thameslink and arriving at Cambridge. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 17m.

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The distance between Westminster and Cambridge is 50 miles. The road distance is 60.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Westminster to Cambridge without a car is to train via Victoria station which takes 1h 6m and costs £21 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1h 6m to get from Westminster to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Westminster to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, depart from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from Westminster to Cambridge is to train via Victoria station which takes 1h 6m and costs £21 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Westminster to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 50 miles
  • Duration: 1h 6m

What companies run services between Westminster, 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. Thameslink also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to CAMBRIDGE Parkside 3 times a day. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£26 - £35
Train from City Thameslink to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£26 - £35
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
London Overground
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 Westminster City Hall to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
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 LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to CAMBRIDGE Parkside
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £8
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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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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Westminster to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at CAMBRIDGE Parkside station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Westminster to Cambridge is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1h 13m to drive from Westminster to Cambridge.

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

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