Bristol to Cambridge by train

  • First train
    04:45
  • Last train
    22:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 56m
  • Distance
    199 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    52
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 39m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Bristol to Cambridge by train

Fast trains from Bristol to Cambridge take around 2 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 199 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Cambridge.

1. Are there direct trains from Bristol to Cambridge?

Journeys between Bristol and Cambridge usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 51 departures on the route from Bristol to Cambridge every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 73 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bristol to Cambridge?

The Bristol to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bristol to Cambridge train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 04:45 and the last train is around 22:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 05:30, and the last at 22:30.

When to book Bristol to Cambridge train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bristol to Cambridge by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bristol and Cambridge?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bristol to Cambridge, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.