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Exeter to Cambridge by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 51m
  • Distance
    302 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 27m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Exeter to Cambridge by train

Fast trains from Exeter to Cambridge take around 3 hours and 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 302 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Cambridge.

1. Are there direct trains from Exeter to Cambridge?

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

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Exeter to Cambridge every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 54 departures.

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

The Exeter to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 05:46 and the last train is around 22:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 06:41, and the last at 22:57.

When to book Exeter 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 Exeter to Cambridge by train.

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Which train companies operate between Exeter and Cambridge?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • 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 Exeter 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.