Trains from Edinburgh to Cambridge

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 £150.30
Average train price £151.00
  • All trains connecting Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Cambridge (East of England) are run by Cross Country. The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.
  • The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to Cambridge from Edinburgh. The average train duration between Edinburgh to Cambridge is 5h23m to travel the 292 miles.
  • We found trains from £150.30 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Cambridge train tickets

from £150.30 MORE 5h05m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £48.10 MORE 14h05m

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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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - Cambridge: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Cambridge tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 7 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £28 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £99 for your trip. Thus, you will save 72% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 7 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying 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
£150.30 28/08/2020 14:00 2 months ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£150.30 28/08/2020 15:00 2 months ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£150.30 28/08/2020 17:00 2 months ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£150.30 28/08/2020 09:00 2 months ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£150.30 28/08/2020 12:00 2 months ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£150.30 28/08/2020 08:00 2 months ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£150.30 28/08/2020 13:00 2 months ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£150.30 28/08/2020 06:56 2 months ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Cambridge
£152.50 28/08/2020 07:01 Cross Country 2 months ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Edinburgh Cambridge train

Discount Edinburgh - Cambridge train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Edinburgh Cambridge train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

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 be worthwile. 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 Edinburgh to Cambridge cost on average £150.54 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £150.54 (£88/£150.54 = 0.58), it turns out that after only 1 one way journeys from Cambridge to Edinburgh, the railcard will have paid for itself.

The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for an entire 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
Edinburgh to Cambridge train £150.54 £100.36 £50.18 0.59

(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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