Trains to Cambridge

Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of London.

Cambridge is home to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209. The university includes King's College Chapel, Cavendish Laboratory, and the Cambridge University Library, one of the largest legal deposit libraries in the world. The city's skyline is dominated by several college buildings, along with the spire of the Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, the chimney of Addenbrooke's Hospital and St John's College Chapel tower. Anglia Ruskin University, evolved from the Cambridge School of Art and the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, also has its main campus in the city.

Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen with industries such as software and bioscience and many start-up companies born out of the university. More than 40% of the workforce has a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the largest biomedical research clusters in the world, is soon to be home to AstraZeneca, a hotel and the relocated Papworth Hospital.

Getting there

Cambridge station has direct rail links to London with termini at London King's Cross (via the Cambridge Line) and Liverpool Street (on the West Anglia Main Line).

Trains also run to King's Lynn and Ely (via the Fen Line), Norwich (via the Breckland Line), Leicester, Birmingham, Peterborough, Stevenage, Ipswich and London Stansted Airport.

There is a second railway station, Cambridge North, serving the business park to the north of the city.

Cambridge also serves Birmingham New Street, Stansted Airport, Leicester and Peterborough, London King's Cross and London Liverpool Street via the West Anglia Main Line.

The Cambridge Express runs hourly, non-stop, between London King's Cross and Cambridge.

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Last updated:   25 October 2018