Edinburgh to Cambridge by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Edinburgh to Cambridge by train
Fast trains from Edinburgh to Cambridge take around 4 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 471 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Cambridge.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Cambridge?
Journeys between Edinburgh and Cambridge usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 38 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Cambridge?
The Edinburgh to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to Cambridge train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 23:15.
What's the Edinburgh to Cambridge train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to Cambridge are $36.76.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $94, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Cambridge by train.
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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Cambridge?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Cambridge, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Abellio Greater Anglia
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- Great Northern
- London North Eastern Railway
- London Underground
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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