Trains from Cambridge to Edinburgh

Cambridge to Edinburgh train information

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Train duration 5h30m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Cambridge, England
Distance 292 Miles
  • The journey from Cambridge, situated in England and Edinburgh, which is in Scotland is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.
  • 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.
  • Depending how long in advance you buy your ticket or the day and hour of travel, the cost of the train may change.

Best prices for Cambridge to Edinburgh train tickets

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from £53.40 MORE 14h21m

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

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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 £48 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.

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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 £50.00 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it turns out that after only 2 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 £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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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