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Canterbury to Cambridge by train

  • First train
    05:18
  • Last train
    22:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 5m
  • Distance
    121 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 42m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Canterbury to Cambridge by train

Fast trains from Canterbury to Cambridge take around 2 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 121 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Canterbury and Cambridge.

1. Are there direct trains from Canterbury to Cambridge?

Journeys between Canterbury and Cambridge usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Canterbury to Cambridge every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Canterbury to Cambridge?

The Canterbury to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Canterbury to Cambridge train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Canterbury around 05:18 and the last train is around 22:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Canterbury around 05:25, and the last at 22:39.

When to book Canterbury to Cambridge train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Canterbury to Cambridge by train.

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Which train companies operate between Canterbury and Cambridge?

More than one train company operates on the route from Canterbury to Cambridge, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Cambridge to Canterbury by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.