Travel from Peterborough to Cambridge in comfort with CrossCountry and take advantage of Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up to 15 minutes before departure.
Trains from Peterborough to Cambridge take approximately 1 hour and the route passes through many quaint countryside towns which you can admire out your train window. Once we drop you off at Cambridge Station, the city centre is a pleasant 20-minute walk and there are also plenty of public transport options if you’d prefer.
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Travelling to Cambridge
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Travelling from Peterborough to Cambridge
A city for all seasons, Cambridge is famed for its quintessential English charm. Find inspiration in the many beautiful museums and art galleries or admire the stunning architecture and majestic college buildings. Punt down the River Cam, or relax in one of the city’s many cosy pubs, restaurants or cafés.
Are there direct trains from Peterborough to Cambridge?
Yes, CrossCountry run a direct service from Peterborough to Cambridge.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Peterborough to Cambridge?
While travelling from Peterborough to Cambridge you can take advantage of the onboard amenities that all CrossCountry trains provide their passengers. These include a choice of seating, including group bookings and table seats, charge points for your devices and dedicated luggage storage space. There is also an at-seat service providing passengers with drinks and light refreshments. Why not treat yourself to a First Class ticket for an extra level of comfort?
Does Cambridge Station have step-free access?
Cambridge Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility requirements. Accessible ticket machines are available, as well as lifts and ramps for train access.
How far is the city centre?
Located southeast of the main city centre, Cambridge Station is a 20 minute to walk to the main attractions. Cambridge Blue bus offers a shuttle service from the train station to the city centre if you don’t fancy the walk.
Does the station have family areas?
Families visiting Cambridge Station will find it well-equipped with baby changing facilities, toilets and waiting rooms for you to spend time before your train. If you’re peckish, there are shops and cafés to grab something to eat.
For further information about Cambridge Station, check out our Station Guide.
Once you have arrived in Cambridge
Onward travel: Buses, Coaches and Taxis in Cambridge
If you are continuing your journey from Cambridge Station, you will find it is very well connected. Stagecoach’s regular bus service takes passengers to nearby towns and villages. If you prefer to travel more directly, you will find a taxi rank just outside the station.
Shopping in Cambridge
Cambridge is a compact city with a fantastic choice of shops. From the hustle and bustle of the busy local market at Market Square to the wealth of boutiques and independent shops, high street brands and designer labels; Cambridge has something for everyone whatever your budget. Grand Arcade is the city’s newest shopping centre with over 60 premium and high street brands. Linked to the Grand Arcade is Lion Yard Shopping Centre which has a mix of exciting stores, as well as a variety of tasty restaurants and even the city’s central library. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, browse the independent shops down Rose Crescent and Trinity Street.
Culture in Cambridge
As soon as your train pulls up in Cambridge, you will be in awe of its beauty. The train station itself is set in a stunning Grade II listed building and this is a good indication of what’s to come -- fascinating architecture that dominates this delightful city. A great way to see the city’s most famous sights is to float down the glorious River Cam on a punting tour; get up close to buildings like King’s College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs. Cambridge is one of the most famous and beautiful universities in the world and a visit to the city would be incomplete without touring it. A visit to the city’s spectacular churches, whose medieval spires and stained-glass windows bring joy to even the strictest atheist. Museum and art galleries inform of the city’s history and open spaces and river walks inspire the outdoorsy types. Independent cafés and eateries are dotted everywhere around the city, so you’re never far from a rest and a coffee (or something stronger if you prefer).
Spending time in Cambridge?
However long you plan to visit Cambridge for, there is plenty to see and do from punting on the River Cam to sightseeing. We recommend you check out our Guide to Cambridge to make it easy to plan the perfect trip.
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