Trains from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge

Greater Anglia offers regular and direct trains from London to Cambridge.

Forget the stresses of driving, sit back & relax on one of our comfortable trains and lose yourself in a book or the latest TV series. Our trains leave roughly every 20 minutes* taking just over an hour to get from London to Cambridge. Train tickets start from just £19.40 and you won't find a cheaper fare anywhere else, but in the unlikely event you do find a cheaper deal, we will refund the difference with our online price promise. Remember to book in advance to find the best prices to travel from London to Cambridge.

As things stand, we are currently running a near full timetable and the length of our trains are almost back to normal. However, as we are experiencing lower passenger numbers, our trains have become quieter than normal. As a result it is now even easier for passengers to social distance.

There are no seat reservations on our trains.
Passengers should spread out throughout the carriage, and keep a safe distance away from those who are not members of their family or in the same bubble.
Constant announcements and pre-departure messages on trains and stations will remind passengers to social distance.

It is mandatory for all passengers on trains and stations to wear a face covering/mask unless they are exempt. These exemptions apply to children under the age of 11 & People who have a disability that prevents them from being able to put on or remove face coverings.
Face coverings can be removed temporarily to eat or drink on trains.

£600,000 has been invested into extra cleaners and cleaning equipment such as:

  • Fogging guns (used to sanitise and disinfect large areas)
  • Powerful vacuum cleaners (clean the air as well as the floor/upholstery)
  • Hygiene monitoring equipment (to make sure our cleaning is as effective and efficient as possible)
  • Soap, water and free hand sanitizers at all stations.

We are increasing cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When necessary, we are creating a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the train. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are required to wear face coverings on rail replacement or risk being fined.
Despite lower passenger loadings standby levels have been maintained and, in some areas, increased to provide additional social distancing capacity.

Have Questions? Read Our FAQ Below

How much does a train ticket from London to Cambridge cost?

Ticket prices start at just £19.40 (one way) and you won't need to pay a booking fee if you book directly with Greater Anglia. Prices differ depending on off-peak/peak travel times and whether you have a railcard. Season tickets are also available.

How long does the train take from London to Cambridge?

The fastest journey time between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge is 1 hour 4 minutes. The average journey time between London and Cambridge is 1 hour 21 minutes. This will depend on the number of stops and the day of the week.

What time does the first train leave from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge?

The first train departs London Liverpool Street station for Cambridge at 05:06 Monday to Friday, 05:58 on Saturday and 08:28 on Sunday

What London station goes to Cambridge?

Greater Anglia operates fast and frequent services to Cambridge from London Liverpool Street Station.

Is there Wi-Fi on the London to Cambridge train?

Free Wi-Fi is on all services so you can catch up with your boxsets, update your social media or do last minute preparation for a meeting.

What time does the last train leave from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge?

The last train departs London Liverpool Street station for Cambridge at 23:59 Monday to Saturday and 22:57 on Sunday

Where does the London to Cambridge train stop?

The London to Cambridge train stops at Tottenham Hale, Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Roydon, Harlow Town, Harlow Mill, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford, Stansted Mountfitchet, Elsenham, Newport (Essex), Audley End, Great Chesterford, Whittlesford Parkway, Shelford and Cambridge. The stops will differ depending on the service as there are ‘faster services’ that skip certain stops.

How many trains per day are there from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street?

On Mondays to Fridays, there are approximately 98 direct trains per day between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge. There are 40 on Saturdays and 35 on Sundays. This may vary on bank holidays.

What is the distance between London to Cambridge?

The distance between the two cities is 55.75 miles (90 km).

Can I book assistance for my journey from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street?

Yes, customers can request assisted travel through our assisted travel contact form. Please give a minimum of 12 hours' notice.

You can also give us a call on:

Telephone: 0800 028 2878 (free of charge), Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Textphone and Minicom: 18001 0800 028 287

London Liverpool Street

  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available

Cambridge

  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi