It is easy to travel by train from London to Cambridge. Fast trains run non-stop from London King’s Cross station, leaving for Cambridge twice each hour on weekdays and hourly on Sundays. This Cambridge Express service is operated by Great Northern and takes under 50 minutes to reach Cambridge.
There is an alternative but much slower service from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge, with Abellio Greater Anglia trains taking about 85 minutes for the journey. If you are prepared to book a few weeks in advance and travel at off-peak times, this slow option from Liverpool Street offers some very cheap fares. If you opt for the fast route from King’s Cross to Cambridge, there is no particular necessity to book well in advance of travel.
London to Cambridge
The trains used on the fast run from London King’s Cross to Cambridge are not in their first youth, but they positively dash all the way to the Fenland university city. Most Cambridge Express services run non-stop to Cambridge. It’s a breathless ride which tracks north through London’s suburbs to reach open countryside near Welwyn. You’ll catch a glimpse of the world’s first garden city as you speed through Letchworth and before long the train is slowing for arrival at Cambridge.
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Image credits: King's College, Cambridge by Roland Nagy