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Cambridge to Heathrow Airport

From £25 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 8 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Cambridge to Heathrow

Our coaches travel from Cambridge to Heathrow up to 8 times a day, from £25 one-way*.

With reliable schedules, low fares, and comfortable coaches, you can travel in style for less.

Cambridge to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 15 mins (from Trumpington)
Cheapest price From £25 *
Distance (approx) 127km
No. of stops 1 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 3:50am/18:15pm

Our Cambridge to Heathrow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

727 coach towards Heathrow

Our 727 service travels up to 6 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cambridge Parkside
  • Cambridge (Trumpington Park & Ride)
  • Stansted Airport
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)

728 coach towards Heathrow

Our 728 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cambridge Parkside
  • Cambridge (Trumpington Park & Ride)
  • Stansted Airport
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)

Cambridge to Heathrow route map


You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Cambridge

Cambridge Station is well-served by buses, with several stops close by, allowing easy travel around the city or further afield.

A dedicated taxi rank is also based at Cambridge Parkside for your convenience.

Take a look at our Cambridge Station facilities.

Travelling to Terminal 4 or 5? 

For more frequent coach services, search for Heathrow Airport London (Terminals 2, 3) in the blue Journey Planner above. You can then take the free Heathrow Express train in between terminals.

Arriving at Heathrow

To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

Our coaches from Cambridge arrive at Heathrow Airport up to 8 times per day. At Heathrow, you will find many facilities to pass the time before travelling.

Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information:

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Cambridge to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Cambridge Parkside at 3.50am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 6.15am.

When is the last coach from Cambridge to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Cambridge Parkside at 18.15pm, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 20.55pm.

How much is the coach from Cambridge to Heathrow?

A one-way journey from Cambridge to Heathrow is available from £25*.

How long does the coach take from Cambridge to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Cambridge to Heathrow take 2 hrs 15 mins from our Trumpington stop.

What happens if I miss my coach from Cambridge to Heathrow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.


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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 2 July 2024 for travel between 2 July 2024 - 28 October 2024.

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