Exeter to Cambridge by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:46
  • Last train
    20:46
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 51m

Travelling from Exeter to Cambridge by train

The fastest trains from Exeter to Cambridge take around 3 hours and 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 302 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Cambridge.

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Exeter 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 44 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 05:46 and the last train is around 20:46. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 06:41, and the last at 20:59.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Exeter 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 Exeter to Cambridge by train.

Which trains operate between Exeter and Cambridge?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Exeter 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
  • South West Trains
  • Thameslink

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 rail 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.

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