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Cambridge to London Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Cambridge to London Train Tickets

Come discover England’s acclaimed capital city by booking an exciting trip from Cambridge to London by train during your next UK getaway! Whether you board with Great Northern or Greater Anglia, you’ll enjoy ticket flexibility, frequent daily departure times and all the essential travel comforts of riding in First or Standard Class. Great Northern trains arrive in London at King’s Cross station and Greater Anglia trains, at Liverpool Street. Because there are approximately 114 direct-route departures to choose from each day, you can always get to London right on schedule!

From the university town of Cambridge, you’ll travel to majestic London, a city brimming with culture, history and of course, royalty. There’ll be much to see and do, so plan your London visit well. Key attractions you simply won’t want to miss include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Hyde Park. Before you leave, be sure to ride the iconic ‘London Eye’ Ferris wheel overlooking the River Thames!

Purchase your convenient Cambridge to London train ticket here. Then, use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you to collect your actual ticket from a self-service ticket machine anywhere in Britain.

Journey details

Frequency
Trains bound for London King’s Cross depart approximately every 5-10 minutes during peak times and every 20-30 minutes otherwise; trains bound for Liverpool Street depart approximately every 15-20 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes otherwise; on average, there are 114 combined non-stop departures daily

Travel time
48 minutes non-stop (fastest time by Great Northern train)
1 hour and 6 minutes non-stop (fastest time by Greater Anglia train)

Train stations
Cambridge and London King’s Cross or Liverpool Street

Train features
Great Northern and Greater Anglia passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 177km/h

Cambridge to London ticket fares

When booking your ticket for travel from Cambridge to London by train, the following fare options may be available:
  • Ticket ONLY on Departure - Anytime
    These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are not included. Only available on Great Northern train services.
  • Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Anytime
    These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are included. Only available on Greater Anglia train services.
  • Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Advance
    These tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train. Seat reservations are included. Only available on Greater Anglia train services.
  • Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Off-Peak & Super Off-Peak
    Tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though off-peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Super Off-Peak tickets may be more restrictive. Seat reservations are included. Only available on Greater Anglia train services.

Cambridge to London ticket classes

  • Standard Class
    Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.
  • First Class
    First class coaches have a quieter atmosphere, and come equipped with larger seats offering superior comfort and plenty of legroom.

Cambridge to London ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.

Train services and amenities

  • Non-smoking coaches
  • WiFi access on select trains
  • Power outlets on select trains
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage
  • Travel assistance and priority seating for passengers with special needs

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Seat reservations

  • When booking a ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ e-ticket, the seat reservation is not included.
  • When booking a ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket, the seat reservation will be included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket purchase conditions and delivery
Tickets for travel from Cambridge to London by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.

Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the train station before boarding.

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