Trains from Cambridge to London

Cambridge to London train information

Cambridge London train map

Train duration 1h20m
Arrival London, England
Departure Cambridge, England
Distance 49 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Thameslink
Lowest train price from £8.00
Average train price £21.00

Which operators can I use?

All trains connecting Cambridge (East of England) to London (London England) are run by Cross Country, Thameslink. The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.

How long is the train?

On average, the journey takes approximately 1h20m by train covering a distance of 49 miles to get to London from Cambridge. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.

What is the price of the train?

We found tickets from £8.00 to travel in the next month. Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Cambridge to London train tickets

from £8.00 MORE 1h13m
Other modes of transport available
from £4.00 MORE 2h49m

Cambridge - London prices calendar

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National Express£8



National Express£8


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Cambridge - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from Cambridge to London in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £7 when purchasing your train 7 days in advance which is 43% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Cambridge to London trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Liverpool Street
£18.20 01/03/2020 12:50 1 day ago
Liverpool Street
£18.20 01/03/2020 14:50 1 day ago
Liverpool Street
£18.20 01/03/2020 12:31 1 day ago
Liverpool Street
£18.20 01/03/2020 18:31 1 day ago
Liverpool Street
£18.20 01/03/2020 14:31 1 day ago
Liverpool Street
£18.20 01/03/2020 09:31 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Cambridge London train

Discount Cambridge - London train tickets

The best way to pay less on your Cambridge London train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to evaluate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you must include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Cambridge London ticket is £20.77 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £20.77: £88/£20.77 = 4.24. It will take you on average 5 trips from London to Cambridge (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

What is the cost of a railcard?

The cost to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most train fares for a whole 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 London train £20.77 £13.85 £6.92 4.25

(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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