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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.
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.
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
Departure and arrival for your train travel
London city has several stations available for your departure:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.
After 1h22m of journey you arrive at the Cambridge train station, located near the city centre.
Cambridge train station
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Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute
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.
Many trains run from London to Cambridge, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
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Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
Transport operators from London to Cambridge
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route London to Cambridge.
|Abellio Greater Anglia||London||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!
|£6.00||MORE||23/04/2017||08:28||Abellio Greater Anglia||2 days ago|
|£6.00||MORE||23/04/2017||07:42||Abellio Greater Anglia||2 days ago|
|£6.00||MORE||23/04/2017||08:57||Abellio Greater Anglia||2 days ago|
|£6.00||MORE||23/04/2017||12:57||Abellio Greater Anglia||2 days ago|
|£6.00||MORE||09/04/2017||12:57||Abellio Greater Anglia||5 days ago|
|£6.00||MORE||11/04/2017||12:28||Abellio Greater Anglia||6 days ago|
|£6.00||MORE||23/04/2017||07:55||Abellio Greater Anglia||2 days ago|
|£6.00||MORE||03/04/2017||12:28||Abellio Greater Anglia||5 days ago|
|£6.00||MORE||20/04/2017||12:28||Abellio Greater Anglia||11 hours ago|
|£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.
Travel information for your train journey
Route London to Cambridge
|Arrival city||Cambridge, England|
|Departure city||London, England|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £6.00|
|Train operators for London to Cambridge||Abellio Greater Anglia|
When are the next trains to Cambridge?
|London Liverpool Street
|1h23m||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|London Liverpool Street
|1h08m||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|London Liverpool Street
|1h28m||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|London Liverpool Street
|1h08m||Abellio Greater Anglia|
The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.
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:
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.
You have different options to purchase your London to Cambridge train ticket:
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