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Birmingham to Cambridge train information

Birmingham Cambridge train map

Train duration 3h03m
Arrival Cambridge, England
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 88 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £22.70
Average train price £40.00
  • The trip between Birmingham, located in England and Cambridge, situated in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following train operators: Virgin Trains, Cross Country.
  • There are 88 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Birmingham to Cambridge is around 3h03m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Cambridge from Birmingham, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.
  • According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £22.70. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Birmingham to Cambridge train tickets

from £22.70 MORE 2h57m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £8.70 MORE 4h17m
from £6.33 MORE 2h22m

Birmingham - Cambridge prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Cambridge by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Birmingham to Cambridge

When are the next trains to Cambridge?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Birmingham New Street
07:10
Cambridge
10:03
2h53m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
07:22
Cambridge
10:10
2h48m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
07:30
Cambridge
10:30
3h00m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
08:10
Cambridge
11:02
2h52m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
08:22
Cambridge
11:08
2h46m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
08:30
Cambridge
11:32
3h02m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
12:10
Cambridge
15:02
2h52m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
12:22
Cambridge
15:08
2h46m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
12:30
Cambridge
15:30
3h00m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
13:10
Cambridge
16:02
2h52m Virgin Trains
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 18 trains from Birmingham to Cambridge are running today and 18 tomorrow. The first Birmingham Cambridge train is at 07:10 and the last one is at 18:30. The first and last departure times may be different on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Birmingham - Cambridge: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£24

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£28

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£29

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Birmingham to Cambridge are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 15 days in advance, you can find tickets from £15 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £29 for your train. Thus, you may save 51% on the price of your ticket by booking 15 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Birmingham to Cambridge trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Cambridge by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cambridge to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Birmingham
New Street
Cambridge
£22.95 20/08/2019 08:22 Cross Country 7 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cambridge
£22.95 20/08/2019 18:22 Cross Country 7 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cambridge
£22.95 27/08/2019 18:22 Cross Country 10 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cambridge
£22.95 22/08/2019 12:22 Cross Country 11 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cambridge
£22.95 22/08/2019 18:22 Cross Country 11 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cambridge
£22.95 21/08/2019 12:22 Cross Country 15 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cambridge
£22.95 21/08/2019 18:22 Cross Country 15 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cambridge
£25.50 21/08/2019 13:30 Virgin Trains 15 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cambridge
£26.50 22/08/2019 13:30 Virgin Trains 11 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Cambridge
£26.85 27/08/2019 12:22 Cross Country 10 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Birmingham Cambridge train

Discount Birmingham - Cambridge train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to spend less for your Birmingham Cambridge train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

As an example, train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge cost on average £39.17 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £39.17 (£88/£39.17 = 2.25), it turns out that after only 3 one way journeys from Cambridge to Birmingham, the railcard will have paid for itself.

How much does a railcard cost?

Railcards enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Birmingham to Cambridge train £39.17 £26.11 £13.06 2.25

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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