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Edinburgh to Cambridge train information

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Train duration 5h23m
Arrival Cambridge, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 292 Miles
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  • 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.
  • Fares may vary depending on when you travel and how much time in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Cambridge train tickets

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Edinburgh - Cambridge: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Cambridge tend to increase as you approach your travel date. Based on our data, if you purchase your train 7 days in advance, tickets should be available from £28 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will have to pay a minimum of £96 for your journey. Thus, you can save 72% on the price of your train by booking 7 days in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the cheapest fares found over the last 6 months when buying in advance or 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.

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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 purchasing a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to earn as much money as you spent.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the card to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

For instance, train tickets from Edinburgh to Cambridge 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 trips 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 £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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

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