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Cambridge University

Coach travel from London to Cambridge

From £9.50 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 35 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 3 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 London to Cambridge

Our fastest coach will get you from London (Stratford) to Cambridge (Trumpington Park & Ride) in just 1 hour 35 minutes.

With reliable services and from £9.50 one-way*, you can travel with ease and convenience once again.

Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.

For the most up to date information on active services and more, please visit our Route Map page or our timetables page.

London to Cambridge journey information
Fastest journey time 1hr 35 mins (from London Stratford)
Cheapest price From £9.50
Distance (approx) 106km
No. of stops 0 (fastest service, other services may vary)

Departing from London Victoria Coach Station

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line. A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre, along with a nearby taxi rank.

Take a look at our London Victoria Coach Station facilities.

Arriving in Cambridge Coach Station

Cambridge Parkside Bus 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 for more information.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to buy my ticket from London to Cambridge onboard my National Express coach?

Yes you can, however it is always advisable to purchase an advance ticket as services may become full due to pre-booked customers.

To purchase a ticket onboard your coach from London to Cambridge, please be aware of the following:

  • Drivers can accept cash only. To avoid delays please ensure you have the correct change.
  • If your journey from London to Cambridge requires a change of coach, you must purchase a ticket on board each new coach.
  • Please ensure you obtain a physical ticket from the driver which you should carry at all times.
  • All our drivers should be able to sell tickets, although if there are ticketing facilities available they may refer you to the ticket office, to purchase your ticket.

In addition, you can call the National Express Contact Centre on 08717 818181 between 10am and 6pm, 7 days a week. Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.



I booked a ticket but now I do not need to travel from London to Cambridge. How do I cancel or obtain a refund on my ticket?

If you wish to cancel your ticket from London to Cambridge please contact our helpline, open 8am -10pm on +44 3717818181. A refund can only be obtained on Fully Flexible ticket types cancelled 72 hours prior to your scheduled coach departure.

Our ticket types are as follows:

  • Fully Flexible fare tickets must be cancelled no less than 72 hours prior to your outward journey to qualify for a refund.
  • Standard fare tickets can only be amended; you will only be able to make changes prior to your scheduled travel dates and times and this is subject to an amendment fee.
  • Restricted fare tickets are non-amendable and non-refundable.
  • You can find out whether you chose a refundable fare type ticket in the important information section on your email confirmation.

Refund requests may be submitted by post to: Customer Relations – Refunds, National Express House, Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham, B56DD.

 

How much does it cost to change the date or time on my ticket from London to Cambridge?

Depending on the ticket type purchased for your trip from London to Cambridge you may amend the time and or date of departure prior to the departure time that is currently booked on your ticket by clicking here.

You may amend the date and time of your London to Cambridge ticket without incurring an amendment fee within 1 hour of making your booking (excess fare may apply), any amendments after this time are subject to an amendment fee of £5 online or in a National Express Travelshop or Agent or £6 via the Customer Contact Centre, plus any excess fare.

Note - There are no fees applicable when amending a Fully Flexible fare.

Amendments cannot be made on cancelled or tickets where the travel time of the section you wish to change has passed.

Amendments to the arrival and/or departure locations are not possible once your ticket has been booked.

 

What do we mean by Excess Fares?

Many of our tickets are not fixed in price and are subject to change. When amending your ticket an excess fare may also be charged if there is a difference in price from your original ticket.

For example: At the time of booking your journey fare from London to Cambridge was £20, but at the time of making your amendment the journey price is £27.
Your amendment charge is £12 (£5 amendment fee (online) and £7 excess fare)

Restricted fares are discounted fare types and amendments are not possible.

 

I booked my journey from London to Cambridge but I have not received my e-ticket, what should I do?

Please check your spam or junk email folders before contacting us. Your ticket will be delivered from tickets@nationalexpress.com or sales@nationalexpress.com.

You can view and reprint your ticket for London to Cambridge online using the ‘Manage My Booking’ service at www.nationalexpress.com/myticket.

If you do not have access to your ticket number or your email address is not recognised, please call us on +443717 818 181- Lines open 8am-10pm. You can also try contacting us via Live chat or Social media between 8am-8pm.

London to Cambridge route stops

Popular stops are listed below. Please use the journey planner above to plan your trip.
  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London Aldgate
  • London Mile End
  • London Bow
  • London Stratford
  • Cambridge (Trumpington)
  • Cambridge (City Centre)

Return route

Popular routes to Cambridge

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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 booking fee applies. Fares correct 18 October 2021 for travel between 18 October and 15 February 2022.

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