Trains from Cambridge to Birmingham

Cambridge to Birmingham train information

Cambridge Birmingham train map

Train duration 3h01m
Arrival Birmingham, England
Departure Cambridge, England
Distance 88 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Thameslink
Lowest train price from £23.60
Average train price £38.00
  • The trains between Cambridge (East of England) to Birmingham (West Midlands England) are operated by Cross Country, Thameslink. The services on board may change depending on the train operator.
  • There are 88 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Cambridge to Birmingham is around 3h01m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Birmingham from Cambridge, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.
  • We found trains from £23.60 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Cambridge to Birmingham train tickets

from £23.60 MORE 2h51m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £7.00 MORE 4h20m
from £8.13 MORE 2h47m

Cambridge - Birmingham prices calendar

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

Cambridge - Birmingham: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Cambridge to Birmingham will increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 7 days in advance, tickets should be available from £21 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £29 for your journey. Thus, you can save 28% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 7 days in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

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

Best prices for Cambridge to Birmingham trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cambridge
Birmingham
New Street
£23.60 24/01/2020 13:01 Cross Country 12 days ago
Cambridge
Birmingham
New Street
£23.60 24/01/2020 12:01 Cross Country 12 days ago
Cambridge
Birmingham
New Street
£27.10 24/01/2020 18:01 Cross Country 12 days ago
Cambridge
Birmingham
New Street
£33.30 24/01/2020 08:18 12 days ago
Cambridge
Birmingham
New Street
£34.50 24/01/2020 18:23 Thameslink 12 days ago
Cambridge
Birmingham
New Street
£34.50 24/01/2020 12:24 Thameslink 12 days ago
Cambridge
Birmingham
New Street
£34.60 24/01/2020 08:01 Cross Country 12 days ago
Cambridge
Birmingham
New Street
£34.60 24/01/2020 17:01 Cross Country 12 days ago
Cambridge
Birmingham
New Street
£36.50 24/01/2020 13:14 12 days ago
Cambridge
Birmingham
New Street
£36.50 24/01/2020 18:08 12 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Cambridge Birmingham train

Discount Cambridge - Birmingham train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Cambridge Birmingham train ticket and make even more savings 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.

  • The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

    You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

    For instance, train tickets from Cambridge to Birmingham cost on average £37.36 (1). When dividing £88 by £37.36 (£88/£37.36 = 2.36), you can see that after only 3 one way trips from Birmingham to Cambridge, the card will have paid for itself.

  • The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for an entire year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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
Cambridge to Birmingham train £37.36 £24.91 £12.45 2.36

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

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

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