London Stansted Airport to Cambridge Trains

Greater Anglia offers regular and direct trains from London Stansted Airport to Cambridge 7 days a week from just £12.10.

Services start as early as 05:27 and finish as late as 23:59, depending on the day and the fastest route takes just 28 minutes.

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

What time does the first train leave from London Stansted Airport to Cambridge?

The first train departs London​ Stansted Airport station for Cambridge at 05:27 Monday to Saturday and 08:18 on Sunday.

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

Ticket prices start at just £12.10. Prices differ depending on off-peak/peak travel times and whether you have a railcard. Season tickets are also available.

What time does the last train leave from London Stansted Airport to Cambridge?

The last train departs London​ Stansted Airport station for Cambridge at 23:59 Monday to Friday, 23:27 on Saturday and 23:04 on Sunday.

Where does the London Stansted Airport to Cambridge train stop?

The London​ Stansted Airport to Cambridge train stops at the following stations but these may vary depending on the service.

  • Elsenham, Newport (Essex)
  • Audley End
  • Great Chesterford
  • Whittlesfield Parkway
  • Shelford
  • Cambridge

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

Yes, Greater Anglia started rolling out free Wi-Fi on all services. Better yet, the new trains have increased bandwidth! So feel free to work, shop and play whilst on the train.

What is the distance between Stansted Airport and Cambridge?

The distance between the London Stansted Airport and Cambridge is 24.4 miles (39 km).

How many trains per day are there from London Stansted Airport to Cambridge?

There are approximately 43 from London Stansted Airport to Cambridge Monday to Friday, 35 on Saturdays and 29 on Sundays. This may vary on bank holidays.

How long does it take to get from London Stansted Airport to Cambridge?

The average journey time between Cambridge and London Stansted Airport is 42 minutes. The fastest journey between Cambridge and Stansted Airport is only 28 minutes.

Can I book assistance for my journey from London Stansted Airport to Cambridge?

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 2878

Stansted Airport

  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available

Cambridge

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