Norwich to Cambridge Trains

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

Renowned the world over, it’s little wonder that Cambridge is one of the UK’s most popular tourist cities. Famous for its historic university, museums and art galleries, Cambridge has a lot to offer visitors. Located just outside the city centre, Cambridge train station has excellent transport links into the city including its own taxi rank and regular buses. Norwich to Cambridge services leave roughly every 15 to 40 minutes* taking just under 1 hour 30 minutes* to get to Cambridge. Tickets start from £20. You won’t find a cheaper deal anywhere else, but in the unlikely event you do find cheaper Norwich to Cambridge train fares, we’ll refund the difference with our online price promise.

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

What time does the first train leave from Norwich to Cambridge?

The first train departs Norwich Station for Cambridge at 05:33 Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, the first Norwich to Cambridge train leaves at 05:37 and on Sundays the service departs at 09:03.

What time does the last train leave from Norwich to Cambridge?

The last train departs Norwich Station for Cambridge at 22:40 Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, the last Norwich to Cambridge train leaves at 22:03.

​Where does the Norwich to Cambridge train stop?

The Norwich to Cambridge train stops at

  • Wymondham
  • Attleborough
  • Thetford
  • Brandon
  • Ely
  • Cambridge North
  • Cambridge

If you catch a direct train Norwich to Cambridge stops may differ as these services skip some stations.

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

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

How long does it take to get from Norwich to Cambridge?

The average journey time between Norwich and Cambridge is 1 hour 26 minutes, depending on the number of stops. The fastest journey between Norwich and Cambridge is only 1 hour 13 minutes. Find more information on Norwich to Cambridge train times by exploring the Greater Anglia site or downloading our app.


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


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