Trains from Cambridge to Edinburgh

Cambridge to Edinburgh train information

Cambridge Edinburgh train map

Train duration 5h30m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Cambridge, England
Distance 292 Miles
Train operators Abellio Greater Anglia, Cross Country, Thameslink
Lowest train price from £40.50
Average train price £103.00
  • The route connecting Cambridge, which is in England and Edinburgh, located in Scotland is well connected by trains. The trains are run by these several operators: Abellio Greater Anglia, Cross Country, Thameslink.
  • There are 292 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Cambridge to Edinburgh is approximately 5h30m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Edinburgh from Cambridge, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.
  • According to our data, the starting price to take the train in the next 180 days is £40.50. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Cambridge to Edinburgh train tickets

from £40.50 MORE 5h20m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £22.90 MORE 16h25m

Cambridge - Edinburgh prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cambridge to Edinburgh 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 Cambridge to Edinburgh

When are the next trains to Edinburgh?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Cambridge
08:00
Edinburgh Waverley
13:12
5h12m Cross Country
Cambridge North
08:23
Edinburgh Waverley
13:20
4h57m Abellio Greater Anglia
Cambridge
08:27
Edinburgh Waverley
14:12
5h45m Thameslink
Cambridge
09:00
Edinburgh Waverley
14:12
5h12m Cross Country
Cambridge
10:00
Edinburgh Waverley
15:09
5h09m Cross Country
Cambridge
10:57
Edinburgh Waverley
17:14
6h17m Thameslink

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Cambridge - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£45

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30

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£68

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£80

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£69

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£85

Same day

Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Purchasing your train from Cambridge to Edinburgh in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £45 when booking your ticket 2 months in advance which is 47% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Cambridge to Edinburgh trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cambridge
Edinburgh
Waverley
£40.50 17/07/2022 08:28 Thameslink 18 days ago
Cambridge
Edinburgh
Waverley
£40.50 16/07/2022 08:27 Thameslink 18 days ago
Cambridge
Edinburgh
Waverley
£52.50 09/07/2022 10:27 Thameslink 2 days ago
Cambridge
Edinburgh
Waverley
£52.50 17/07/2022 08:55 Thameslink 18 days ago
Cambridge
Edinburgh
Waverley
£52.50 17/07/2022 10:28 Thameslink 18 days ago
Cambridge
Edinburgh
Waverley
£63.40 09/07/2022 09:27 Thameslink 2 days ago
Cambridge
Edinburgh
Waverley
£70.50 09/07/2022 08:00 Cross Country 2 days ago
Cambridge
Edinburgh
Waverley
£75.00 09/07/2022 10:00 Cross Country 2 days ago
Cambridge
Edinburgh
Waverley
£78.50 09/07/2022 09:00 Cross Country 2 days ago
Cambridge
North
Edinburgh
Waverley
£159.00 09/07/2022 08:25 Abellio Greater Anglia 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Cambridge Edinburgh train

Discount Cambridge - Edinburgh train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Cambridge Edinburgh train ticket.

  • 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 break-even. 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 Cambridge to Edinburgh cost on average £102.86 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £102.86 (£88/£102.86 = 0.86), it turns out that after only 1 one way journeys from Edinburgh to Cambridge, the railcard will have paid for itself.

  • The price to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for one 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 Edinburgh train £102.86 £68.58 £34.29 0.86

(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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