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Find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Cambridge

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Edinburgh to Cambridge by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Edinburgh to Cambridge train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

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Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to Cambridge

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Cambridge by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Cambridge. Your Edinburgh to Cambridge train ticket is just few clicks away!

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Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
£143.50 23/08/2017 07:00 Cross Country 11 days ago

Best price found for Edinburgh to Cambridge train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Things to do in Cambridge

We have selected for you a list of 6 things that you can visit in Cambridge.

  • Whipple Museum of the History Of Science
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • King's College
  • Museum of Zoology
  • Museum of Classical Archaeology and Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

As travel experts, we know that planning a trip and gathering all the information regarding a specific destination can take a lot of time. We aim to help you by recommending some things to do, whether you are visiting for a short break or for longer.

Every year, many travellers are visiting Cambridge. If you want explore one of the most famous attraction of the city, you have to visit Whipple Museum of the History Of Science. If you have the time, we will also recommend you to go to King's College and Fitzwilliam Museum to complete your stay.

Another interesting location that you can discover is Museum of Zoology if you want to find out more about this destination.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is also a place that we will advise you to see if you have enough time during your trip.

Lastly, if you're still curious in discovering more about Cambridge, Museum of Classical Archaeology and Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge can be the final step of your stay. Even though people may not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will enable you to get a complete view of the city and its history.

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Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Cambridge

You can buy your Edinburgh to Cambridge train ticket in 3 different ways:

How can I book a train ticket online?

You can buy tickets online via most train companies' websites including Eurostar, ScotRail, South West Trains, Chiltern Railways. You are also able to buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites like Trainline or Raileasy.

Is it possible to book a train ticket over the phone?

Most rail operators as well as some independent ticket retailers will have contact numbers in order to take your purchase over the phone.

Can I book my ticket at the station?

While the biggest stations in the United Kingdom have a ticket vending machine as well as a staffed ticket office to get your train ticket, smaller stations may not. Look at the office hours and the available services before your journey.

By using our fast and convenient search engine, you are be able to compare hundreds of train offers from all major train providers. Gopili aims to help you get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Cambridge! For your information, train tickets Cambridge to Edinburgh are also available for your return trip.

Where to find cheap train tickets

Cross Country

Cross Country, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 846 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Edinburgh to Cambridge are available starting from £144.

Travel information for your train journey

Edinburgh Cambridge train

Route Edinburgh to Cambridge

Edinburgh Cambridge train map

Train duration 5h23m
Arrival city Cambridge, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 292 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £143.50
Train operators for Edinburgh to Cambridge Cross Country
  • 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 £143.50 to travel in the next month. Fares can vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how much time in advance you purchase your ticket.

Train ticket types for your travel

Train tickets may look a bit difficult at first sight but it's easy to apprehend their functioning. To start, there are three principal train tickets types available in the UK for your train Edinburgh to Cambridge: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.

  • Advance Ticket : They are a good manner to get cheap tickets. These tickets are accessible up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest discounts. To take benefit of these tickets you must book earlier: the earlier you buy, the cheaper the train prices are! Advance tickets Edinburgh to Cambridge are every time sold as singles, but if you want to book tickets for a return trip, just purchase two Advance tickets. They are only used for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you want more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak rail tickets could be for you. They are flexible and used at “off peak” hours of the day. They are cheaper than the Anytime ticket and still provide the flexibility of going on any Off-peak trains. They can be purchased any time before travelling, even at the last minute. They are efficient at any time of the day on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on days of the week.
  • Anytime ticket : Anytime train tickets are fully flexible and they can be used on any train, at any time, on any day. They give full security when you can't be certain of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you go. Anytime train tickets are more expensive than advance or Off-Peak but they can be refunded.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the UK to travel to Cambridge, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Cambridge:

Bus from Edinburgh to Cambridge

Flights from Edinburgh to Cambridge

Edinburgh - Cambridge: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The cost for train tickets Edinburgh to Cambridge are increasing if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you buy your train 7 days in advance, you can find tickets from £29 while when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to pay at least £100 for your train. Thus, you may save 72% on the price of your train by booking 7 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best prices found over the last 6 months when booking in advance versus at the last minute.

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Cambridge

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Cambridge.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Cross Country Edinburgh Cambridge

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Cambridge ?

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Cambridge, you've come to the right place. Here we provide you some tricks to get cheap train tickets.

When should I book my ticket?

To travel at the lowest fares you need to buy your ticket in advance. The best time to purchase your advance train ticket is about 3 months before. Thus you must remember to book around three months in advance. Thanks to this tip you should benefit from great savings of up to 80%.

When is the cheapest time of the day to travel?

You will also find that, the most affordable time to travel is outside the peak times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Therefore, try to avoid travelling during commuting hours and you will save money on your train ticket Edinburgh to Cambridge.

2 single tickets vs 1 return: which is cheaper?

It's very common that two singles are cheaper than a return ticket, we suggest you should always check both fares for your travel to pay less.

How does split ticketing work?

Splitting your ticket for your journey to Cambridge is another way to pay less. It is completely legitimate to split your ticket into several tickets covering the different sections of your journey, the only condition is that the train you're in calls at the stations you bought tickets for.

Discount Edinburgh to Cambridge train tickets

Willing to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks are available 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 five 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 few trips to earn as much money as you spent.

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. It corresponds to the cost of the railcard, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, 34%. On every train that you purchase after that, you will save money.

As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Cambridge cost on average £143.50 (1). When dividing £88 by £143.50 (£88/£143.50 = 0.61), it turns out that after only 1 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 £143.50 £95.67 £47.83 0.61

(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

Departure and arrival for your train travel

A lot of trains travel day to day between Edinburgh to Cambridge. They serve the following train stations: Edinburgh Waverley train station, Cambridge train station