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London to Cambridge train

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Cheap train calendar from London to Cambridge

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from £6.00 MORE 1h19m
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from £4.00 MORE 2h17m
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Different train ticket types for your journey

There are several types of rail tickets London to Cambridge provided by each company, allowing passengers to choose between flexibility and cost. Travellers can purchase tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each kind of rail ticket:

The Advance Tickets are tickets for single trips, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be purchased 12 weeks in advance, indeed they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. Usually, the earlier you purchase them, the cheaper the fare is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-refundable. Even though, you can change the hours and the date of the journey before departure.

The Off-Peak Tickets are the lowest tickets to travel in less busy trains. Offering a good quality-price ratio, these tickets require passengers to travel off-peak. You can buy tickets at any time, in advance or just before the journey. The train ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees can't be superior to £10.00.

The Anytime Tickets are entirely flexible: you can travel whenever you want. Tickets can be bought in advance or immediately before travel. There are no restrictions on when you want to travel, even though you will need to book a new ticket if you want to modify the date, destination or class.

You can also book a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Generally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the England.

The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.

Things to do in Cambridge

We have selected for you a list of 6 places that you can do in Cambridge.

  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • King's College
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Museum of Zoology
  • The Polar Museum
  • Museum of Classical Archaeology and Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

As travel specialists, we are aware that preparing a trip and gathering all the information regarding a specific destination can be long. We would like to help you by providing some places, whether you are coming for the weekend or for holidays.

Every year, many travellers are going to Cambridge. If you would like discover one of the most popular attraction of the city, you have to go to Fitzwilliam Museum. If you have some time, we will also recommend you to visit Museum of Zoology and King's College to complete your stay.

Another interesting site that you may want to visit is The Polar Museum if you want to find out more about this destination.

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

Lastly, if you're still looking to discover more about Cambridge, Museum of Classical Archaeology and Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge can be the last stage of your stay. Even though visitors might not consider it as the most interesting place to visit, it will help you get a full view of the city and its character.

Discount London to Cambridge train tickets

The most efficient 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 UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When purchasing a railcard, the idea is to break even after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from London to Cambridge? Grab 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.: £12.14)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Then divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of journeys needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£12.14 = 7.25. Your railcard will be worth the investment once you will have done at least 8 trips from London to Cambridge (one way journey).

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 £12.14 £8.10 £4.05 7.27

(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

How to find cheap train tickets London to Cambridge ?

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets London to Cambridge, we're here to help. Here we give you some tricks for finding cheap train tickets.

  • The earlier you buy your ticket the cheaper it gets. You may save up to 80% on your train ticket by booking 12 weeks prior the departure. Why? Because train companies usually release advance tickets up to 90 days before the date of departure and it is most of the time at this time that you will find the best fare.
  • The most expensive times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket London to Cambridge. Train fares tend to be more expensive during these hours that's why you will save money by travelling very early, in the middle of the day or late in the evening.
  • For some routes, it is cheaper to book two singles rather than a return ticket. You will have less flexibility as you need to know in advance the time you wish to come back but cheaper tickets might be available.
  • Frequently, purchasing a ticket from London to an intermediary city and then a second ticket from this city to Cambridge costs less than booking a single ticket for your entire journey. Split-ticketing can help you save money.

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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The cost for train tickets London to Cambridge are increasing as the date gets closer. According to our data, if you book your seat 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £7 while if purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to pay a minimum of £11 for your train. Thus, you may save 43% on the cost of your train by buying your ticket 2 months in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the cheapest prices found over the past six months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a London to Cambridge train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:

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Transport operators from London to Cambridge

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

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Abellio Greater Anglia London Cambridge

Best price found for train ticket from London to Cambridge

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from London 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 London to Cambridge train ticket is just few clicks away!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
Cambridge
£6.00 MORE 23/04/2017 08:28 Abellio Greater Anglia 2 days ago
London
Cambridge
£6.00 MORE 23/04/2017 07:42 Abellio Greater Anglia 2 days ago
London
Cambridge
£6.00 MORE 23/04/2017 08:57 Abellio Greater Anglia 2 days ago
London
Cambridge
£6.00 MORE 23/04/2017 12:57 Abellio Greater Anglia 2 days ago
London
Cambridge
£6.00 MORE 09/04/2017 12:57 Abellio Greater Anglia 5 days ago
London
Cambridge
£6.00 MORE 11/04/2017 12:28 Abellio Greater Anglia 6 days ago
London
Cambridge
£6.00 MORE 23/04/2017 07:55 Abellio Greater Anglia 2 days ago
London
Cambridge
£6.00 MORE 03/04/2017 12:28 Abellio Greater Anglia 5 days ago
London
Cambridge
£6.00 MORE 20/04/2017 12:28 Abellio Greater Anglia 11 hours ago
London
Cambridge
£6.00 MORE 01/04/2017 07:13 Abellio Greater Anglia 17 hours ago

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

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Travel information for your train journey

London Cambridge train

Route London to Cambridge

Train duration 1h22m
Arrival city Cambridge, England
Departure city London, England
Distance 49 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £6.00
Train operators for London to Cambridge Abellio Greater Anglia
  • The trip from London, situated in England and Cambridge, located in England is well connected by trains. The trains are operated by the following rail companies: Abellio Greater Anglia.
  • 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 lowest fare to take the train in the next month is £6.00. This price is based on an adult ticket and is not including the savings you can make with a railcard.

Next train departures

When are the next trains to Cambridge?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
London Liverpool Street
12:28
Cambridge
13:51
1h23m Abellio Greater Anglia
London Liverpool Street
17:07
Cambridge
18:15
1h08m Abellio Greater Anglia
London Liverpool Street
17:13
Cambridge
18:41
1h28m Abellio Greater Anglia
London Liverpool Street
17:37
Cambridge
18:45
1h08m Abellio Greater Anglia

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 being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first London Cambridge train departs at 07:28 and the last one leaves the station at 17:37. The first and last departure hours can vary from one day to another and there may be fewer services during weekends and public holidays. Train operators may as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

And if you change?

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

Bus from London to Cambridge

Flights from London to Cambridge

Where to find cheap train tickets

Abellio Greater Anglia

The 79 kilometers to link the city of London with Cambridge are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia! You will need to plan to spend a minimum of £6 for a Abellio Greater Anglia train.

Book cheap train from London to Cambridge

You have different options to purchase your London to Cambridge train ticket:

  • You may buy tickets online via the train operators' websites including Eurostar, Southern, South West Trains, CrosscCountry. You can also buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites like Trainline or Raileasy.
  • If you prefer a chat with an advisor that will help you buy your ticket, you are able to do so with most rail companies.
  • While the biggest stations in the UK have a self-service ticket machine and a travel centre to book your train ticket, smaller stations might not. Look at the office hours and the available services before your journey.

Gopili helps you find cheap train tickets from London to Cambridge by comparing journey times and fares across all train operators. You can then sort the offers by price, duration, departure time to find the ticket that suits your needs. Need to find the cheapest price for the way back? Check the prices of train tickets Cambridge to London via our travel search engine and find the best ticket.