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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from London to Cambridge by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
The Prices for train tickets London to Cambridge are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, you can find tickets from £7 whereas when purchasing your seat 1 month in advance, you will need to spend at least £13 for your train. Thus, you may save 50% on the price of your ticket by booking 2 months in advance instead of 1 month in advance.
The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.
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.
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The best way to pay less on your London Cambridge train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.
Why should I buy a railcard?
When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant 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.: £50.00)(1)
Start by dividing A by B: this will give 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/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from London to Cambridge (one way trip).
How much does a railcard cost?
All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.
(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|
|London to Cambridge train||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(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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