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 £8 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.

What we are doing to keep you safe:

  • We're continuing to clean and sanitise our trains and stations
  • Ventilation – air conditioning on all our new trains and some old trains sucks in fresh air every six to nine minutes. Other trains have opening windows. On all trains, doors opening at stations lets more air in.

Try walking down the platform or train, as there are often fewer people further down the train.

If you are still nervous about travelling on busier trains, you can use our less busy trains tool on our website for help with finding a train with fewer passengers.

If you’re at the station, a member of staff will be able to advise you about a quieter alternative. If you’re at an unstaffed station just press the help button on the ticket machine and one of our customer service staff at Norwich will be able to advise you.

We’d like you to carry on wearing a face covering if you can when you’re on busy trains and stations, please. Government advice is still to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed places.

Thank you to all our customers who wear their face coverings when travelling with us. It’s a simple way for us all to keep each other safe.

For full information on latest face coverings advice, visit the Government's website.

  • We're cleaning and sanitising our trains and stations, paying particular attention to high touch areas such as push buttons, door handles and grab rails.
  • We're carrying out turnaround cleaning inside trains at terminus stations throughout the day. This includes high touch point areas such as grab rails and washroom surfaces.
  • We’re using fogging guns with a fine mist of disinfectant for train cleaning in depots.

Yes, we have hand sanitiser available at all staffed stations and we're keeping soap and water topped up in our toilets on stations and trains so you can wash your hands. It’s a good idea to carry your own small bottle of hand sanitiser with you.

Practising good hygiene will help yourself and others.

We continue high levels of cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When appropriate, we have created a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the rail replacement bus. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are encouraged to wear face coverings on rail replacement.

Have Questions? Read Our FAQ Below

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

Ticket prices start at just £8 (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 89 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


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