Trains to Cambridge

With frequent services to London and other major cities in the north of England, Cambridge is considered to be one of east England’s busiest commuter towns.

Home to many great minds and some of the oldest universities and colleges dating back centuries, Cambridge is also at the heart of Silicon Fen with high-tech industries and startups having come straight from the university, with more than 40% of the workforce having obtained higher education qualifications, which is more than twice the national average.

Full of historical buildings to explore and green spaces to relax in, the city itself is very easy to get around as a pedestrian, perfect if you want a relaxed trip away.


Popular Routes to Cambridge

The station is a short, but scenic walk away from the city centre with its number of galleries and museums. The station itself has plenty of facilities to make your journey in and out as comfortable as possible with a number of retail outlets, coffee shops and even a supermarket in and around the station. 

The most popular routes to and from Cambridge operate from the following stations:  



Average Travel Time*



1 h 20min



1 h 20min



53 min



3 h



2 h 50 min

 *Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.


Cheap Tickets to Reading

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


·         16-25 Railcard

·         Two Together Railcard

·         Family & Friends Railcard

·         Senior Railcard

·         Veterans Railcard

·         Disabled Persons Railcard

·         Network Railcard

·         26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are.


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Cambridge 

Partake in a punt tour where you are taken along a beautiful stretch of river where you can enjoy the views and immerse yourself in the city’s history as told by your guide. Great for families.

There are many museums in Cambridge to explore, but if you are only there for the day, Fitzwilliam Museum showcases an impressive collection of arts and artefacts from around the world. 

With a number of students from all over the world travelling to study at Cambridge, there is no shortage of places to eat, drink and dine. There are a wide variety of cuisines to suit every budget and occasions, but don’t skip out on trying a Chelsea bun at Fitzbillies, that have been made by hand since 1920.



Explore and save 

Interested in exploring more of what Cambridge and the East of England have to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.



Ready to go? 

Use our Journey Planner and book your tickets now!


Last updated:   11 October 2021