Trains to Cambridge

Cheap Trains to Cambridge

"Cambridge is heaven, I am convinced it is the nicest place in the world to live. As you walk around, most people look incredibly bright, as if they are probably off to win a Nobel prize.” Sophie Hannah

Home to one of the most famous universities in the world, most visitors travel to Cambridge to see the famous college buildings. Beyond the university, Cambridge is also home to a breathtaking myriad of waterways and lush farmland, making it a great destination for cycling and walking.

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Visiting Cambridge by Train

Regular trains run to Cambridge from London’s King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations. The fastest train service is the Cambridge Cruiser, which runs from King’s Cross and arrives in Cambridge in less than 50 minutes. Since the Cambridge railway station is one of the main junctions of the East Anglia railway network, there are also regular trains that run to and from Norwich, Ipswich, Peterborough and Birmingham.

Most central areas of Cambridge are pedestrian-friendly and you can easily access the city’s most famous sights, including the university, by foot. Cambridge is of course home to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, which was established in 1209. The university is divided into 31 colleges. Those with particularly famous buildings worth checking out include King's, Trinity, Queen’s, Clare, Pembroke, Saint Catharine's, Homerton and Corpus Christi.

The city’s parks and gardens are also not to be missed. The Botanic Garden of Cambridge University is a great place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of university life. There are also gardens by the river, known as The Backs and located behind the various colleges. The Jesus Green, which was originally proposed as a site for the Cambridge railway station, is a massive piece of parkland and a quiet retreat away from the busy city centre.

Cambridge is also home to numerous museums and galleries, such as The Fitzwilliam Museum, The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Kettle's Yard, The University Museum of Zoology, Museum of Classical Archaeology, the Folk Museum and the Polar Museum.