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Trains to Cambridge Station

Cambridge Station is the only mainline station in the City of Cambridge. Cambridge Station is located just south of Central Cambridge in Cambridge City Centre. There are many landmarks in Cambridge near Cambridge Railway Station, including Cambridge University Botanic Garden, The Fitzwilliam Museum, and King's College Chapel.

Cambridge Railway Station is the 40th busiest station in the UK and the 10th busiest station outside London. In 2019-20 Cambridge Railway Station served 11.6 million passengers with 627,000 interchanges.

The Eastern Counties Railway built Cambridge Railway Station; they opened it on 29th July 1845.

Station Area Map

Cambridge Train Station is situated in Cambridge City Centre to the south of the River Cam and Central Cambridge. Scudamore's Mill Lane Punting Station, Mathematical Bridge, and Christ's Pieces are within walking distance of the station.

Greater Anglia manages Cambridge Station, which has eight platforms. Cambridge Train Station has the third-longest railway platform in the UK at 470 metres. Great Northern and Greater Anglia operate regular services to London, stopping at London Kings Cross and London Liverpool Street, respectively. CrossCountry runs an intercity service through Cambridge Railway Station, stopping at Birmingham New Street, Leicester, and Peterborough. Greater Anglia operates the majority of regional services.

Station Details and Facilities


Cambridge station, Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2JW

General Information

Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 04:00 - 00:10
  • Saturday 04:00 - 00:10
  • Sunday 06:00 - 00:10

Ticket Buying and Collection

You can book train tickets to Cambridge with Split My Fare. You will have the option to receive e-Tickets via email or collect your tickets from the self-service ticket machines or ticket office at Cambridge Train Station.

Station Facilities


An ATM is available on Platform 1.

First Class Lounge

There is no First Class Lounge at this station.

Pay Phones

There is a payphone available which takes cards and coins.


There are shops at this station.

Waiting Room

There are Waiting Rooms on Platforms 1, 4, and 7.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 04:00 - 00:10
  • Saturday 04:00 - 00:10
  • Sunday 06:00 - 00:10


Accessible Ticket Machines

There are accessible ticket machines at this station.

Accessible Toilets

The accessible toilets are on Platform 4.


The assistance meeting point is on Platform 1.

Station staff provide assistance during the hours of train service operation.

Induction Loop

The ticket office has an induction loop.

Ramp for Train Access

A ramp for train access is available.

Step Free Access

This station has step-free access to all platforms. Platforms 7 and 8 are accessible via lifts.

This station is a category A station.


The toilets are located on Platform 4.

Ticket Office

Greater Anglia operates the ticket office.

Ticket Office Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday 05:10 - 23:00
  • Saturday 05:10 - 23:00
  • Sunday 07:00 - 22:55


Free public WiFi available.


Three hundred seventy-four spaces with 14 accessible spaces available.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday 24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday 24 Hours a Day

Bicycle Facilities

Cycle storage is available.

The Cycle point is by the Car Park.

2850 storage spaces.


Wheelchairs are available.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main train station in Cambridge?

Cambridge Rail Station is the only mainline train station in Cambridge City Centre.

What zone is Cambridge station in?

Cambridge Station is in travelcard zone 2.

Does Cambridge station have a lift?

Cambridge Station has lifts to platforms 7 and 8 and step-free access to all platforms.

How busy is Cambridge Station?

Cambridge Station is the busiest station in Cambridgeshire, serving 11.6 million passengers in 2019-20.