Kings College in Cambridge, a stone made univeristy building with a field in front with cows and trees.

London to Cambridge Train Tickets

Book Cheap Train Tickets From London to Cambridge

Cambridge is a beautiful city with amazing architecture and lots of history; it is well worth going to Cambridge by train if you are flying to London on your travels to the UK. You can reach Cambridge Station on direct trains from London Kings Cross which take 48 minutes. The first train from London to Cambridge leaves at 05:03, with the last train from London departing at 00:32. Trains to Cambridge cover a distance of 48 Miles.

You can find more London to Cambridge train information and book train tickets using our journey planner. To reduce the London to Cambridge cost for your travel book as far in advance of your departure date as you can and split your ticket with us.

Travelling From London to Cambridge by train

Departure Station

London Kings Cross

Arrival Station



48 Miles / 77 Kilometers

First Train


Last Train


Fastest Journey Time

48 Minutes

Avg. Journey Time

1 Hour 13 Minutes


113 Trains per day


Great Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink

London to Cambridge Train Routes

The London to Cambridge train route runs along the Cambridge Line once it reaches Hitchin. If you want to extend your route beyond Cambridge, there are plenty of destinations you can choose from, with Peterborough, Birmingham, and Sheffield just some places worth visiting. If you fancy a trip to Scotland on sleeper services, you could also take the Caledonian Sleeper.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a direct train from London to Cambridge?

There is a direct train from London to Cambridge with half-hourly services operated by Great Northern.

How long does it take to travel from London to Cambridge?

Direct services from London to Cambridge normally take 48 minutes, though some services which call at more stations may take slightly longer.

What are the London to Cambridge train times and schedule?

The first trains from London to Cambridge leave at 05:03 with the last train at 00:32. You can view the London to Cambridge train times and schedule by using our booking engine.

How much is the train ticket from London to Cambridge?

The price of a train ticket from London to Cambridge can vary depending on how early you book, when you decide to travel, and whether you split your ticket.

When should you book your train tickets from London to Cambridge?

You should book your train tickets from London to Cambridge as early as possible to benefit from cheaper tickets. Advance fares are normally released up to 12 weeks ahead of travel.

Which train companies operate between London and Cambridge?

Great Northern, Greater Anglia, and Thameslink are the train companies that operate between London and Cambridge.

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