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 £11.70.

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.

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 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 £11.70. 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 44 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 43 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