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 First Hull Trains, Thameslink
Lowest train price from £7.00
Average train price £20.00
  • The trip between London, located in England and Cambridge, situated in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by the following train companies: First Hull Trains, Thameslink.
  • There are 49 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from London to Cambridge is approximately 1h22m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Cambridge from London, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.
  • Based on our data, the lowest fare to travel in the next month is £7.00. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for London to Cambridge train tickets

from £7.00 MORE 1h34m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £5.70 MORE 2h40m
Flight
from £808.01 MORE 17h51m

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

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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 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

According to our data, 6 trains from London to Cambridge are running today and 0 tomorrow. The first London Cambridge train is at 07:16 and the last one is at 17:21. The first and last departure times may be different on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

London - Cambridge: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£7

60

£13

30

£9

15

£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 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.

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 21/12/2018 12:28 19 hours ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£7.00 17/12/2018 12:28 4 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£7.00 24/12/2018 12:10 4 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£11.00 21/12/2018 07:28 19 hours ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£11.00 24/12/2018 07:10 4 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£15.00 24/12/2018 18:10 4 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Cambridge
£17.00 17/12/2018 17:07 4 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Cambridge
£17.20 30/12/2018 17:41 Thameslink 1 day ago
London
Kings Cross
Cambridge
£17.20 30/12/2018 12:02 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

London Cambridge train

Discount London - Cambridge train tickets

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.: £19.74)(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/£19.74 = 4.46. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 5 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 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 £19.74 £13.16 £6.58 4.47

(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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