Trains from London to Cambridge

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London to Cambridge train information

London Cambridge train map

Train duration 1h22m
Arrival Cambridge, England
Departure London, England
Distance 49 Miles
Train operators Thameslink
Lowest train price from £7.00
Average train price £18.00
  • The journey connecting London, which is in England and Cambridge, located in England is well served by trains. The trains are run by these several companies: Thameslink.
  • There are 49 miles between the two cities and the average train duration connecting London to Cambridge is approximately 1h22m. Train travel is normally the quickest solution to travel to Cambridge from London, and it's also a greener option than taking your car or flying.
  • Based on our data, the starting price to travel in the next 30 days is £7.00. This price is based on an adult ticket and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for London to Cambridge train tickets

from £7.00 MORE 1h13m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 2h43m
Flight
from £868.00 MORE 18h05m

London - Cambridge prices calendar

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

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National Express£8

Loco2£7

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National Express£8

Loco2£7

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

Train times London to Cambridge

When are the next trains to Cambridge?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
London Kings Cross
07:21
Cambridge
08:51
1h30m Thameslink
London Bridge
12:16
Cambridge
13:40
1h24m Thameslink
London Kings Cross
12:21
Cambridge
13:54
1h33m Thameslink
London Bridge
17:16
Cambridge
18:43
1h27m Thameslink
London Kings Cross
17:21
Cambridge
18:54
1h33m Thameslink
Tomorrow
London Kings Cross
07:21
Cambridge
08:51
1h30m Thameslink
London Bridge
12:16
Cambridge
13:40
1h24m Thameslink
London Kings Cross
12:21
Cambridge
13:54
1h33m Thameslink
London Bridge
17:16
Cambridge
18:43
1h27m Thameslink
London Kings Cross
17:21
Cambridge
18:54
1h33m Thameslink

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, 5 trains from London to Cambridge are available today and 5 tomorrow. The first London Cambridge train is at 07:21 while the last one leaves the station at 17:21. The first and last departure times might vary from one day to another and there might be less trains during weekends or public holidays. Train operators can also adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

London - 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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£7

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£13

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£9

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£8

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£9

3

£10

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£12

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets London to Cambridge tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your seat 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £7 while when buying your ticket 1 month in advance, you will need to pay a minimum of £13 for your journey. Thus, you will save 50% on the cost of your train by booking 2 months in advance as opposed to 1 month in advance.

The results are based on the cheapest prices found in the last six months when buying in advance or at the last minute.

Best prices for London to Cambridge trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£7.00 17/08/2018 12:28 17 hours ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£7.00 16/08/2018 12:28 1 day ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£7.00 19/08/2018 12:28 5 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£7.00 19/08/2018 12:57 5 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£9.00 19/08/2018 17:57 5 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£9.00 19/08/2018 17:28 5 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£11.00 17/08/2018 07:58 17 hours ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£11.00 17/08/2018 07:28 17 hours ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£11.00 16/08/2018 07:28 1 day ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£11.00 16/08/2018 07:58 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

London Cambridge train

Discount London - Cambridge train tickets

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

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from London to Cambridge? Use your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a London Cambridge ticket (i.e.: £17.44)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£17.44 = 5.04. Your railcard will be profitable once you will have done around 6 trips from London to Cambridge (one way trip).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(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
London to Cambridge train £17.44 £11.63 £5.81 5.06

(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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