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Edinburgh to Cambridge train information

Edinburgh Cambridge train map

Train duration 5h23m
Arrival Cambridge, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 292 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £36.00
Average train price £74.00
  • The trains from Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Cambridge (East of England) are operated by Cross Country. The services on board may vary depending on the train operator.
  • The train is a fast and simple solution to go to Cambridge from Edinburgh. The average travel duration from Edinburgh to Cambridge is 5h23m to travel the 292 miles.
  • We found tickets from £36.00 to travel in the next month. Prices may vary depending on the day and hour of travel or how far in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Cambridge train tickets

from £36.00 MORE 5h56m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £14.50 MORE 12h36m
Flight
from £990.80 MORE 15h55m

Edinburgh - Cambridge prices calendar

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

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National Express£41

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Edinburgh to Cambridge

When are the next trains to Cambridge?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
09:08
Cambridge
14:54
5h46m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:09
Cambridge
18:59
5h50m Cross Country

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

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 2 trains from Edinburgh to Cambridge are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first Edinburgh Cambridge train is at 09:08 while the last train is at 13:09. The first and last departure hours may change from one day to another and there can be less services during weekends and public holidays. Train operators may as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Edinburgh - Cambridge: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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£28

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£46

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£97

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Cambridge tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you book your seat 7 days in advance, you can find tickets from £28 while if booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to pay at least £97 for your trip. Thus, you may save 72% on the cost of your train by buying your ticket 7 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the cheapest fares found in the past six months when booking in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Cambridge trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£36.00 27/02/2018 19:35 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£36.00 28/02/2018 19:35 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£46.50 27/02/2018 17:31 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£46.50 27/02/2018 07:30 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£46.50 27/02/2018 17:31 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£46.50 27/02/2018 13:30 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£46.50 27/02/2018 18:30 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£46.50 28/02/2018 17:31 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£46.50 28/02/2018 17:00 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£46.50 28/02/2018 18:30 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Cambridge train

Discount Edinburgh - Cambridge train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and tricks exist to spend less for your Edinburgh 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 different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

The main benefit of getting a railcard is that you only need a couple of trips to earn as much money as you spent.

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

As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Cambridge cost on average £73.53 (1). When dividing £88 by £73.53 (£88/£73.53 = 1.2), you can see that after only 2 one way journeys from Cambridge to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.

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

(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
Edinburgh to Cambridge train £73.53 £49.02 £24.51 1.2

(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