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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box

Buying tickets and collecting them -

Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours

Monday to Friday: 06:00 to 21:00

Saturday: 07:00 to 20:00

Sunday: 08:00 to 19:00

Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.

General services information +

Service Information
Cambridge station customer services

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00
Sunday 10:00-20:00
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Lost property (at the station) Lost property is available at the station.
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40

First class information +

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.

Station facilities +

Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms

Platforms 1 and 7

Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available.
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.
Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint A cashpoint is available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.

Accesibility +

Facility Information

As an alternative to the above number, please use 0345 600 7245 (option 4) if calling from a mobile.

Customer help points Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available.
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station
Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is not available.
Disabled parking Disable parking is not available.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.

Transport links +

Facility Information
Cycle storage availability
  • Spaces: 2850
  • Sheltered: Yes
  • CCTV: Yes
Car park A car park is available.
Taxi rank A taxi rank is available.
Bus services Bus services are available.

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Now a certified Grade II listed building, the historic Cambridge Station was originally built in 1845. In 2017, the station was revamped to restore the building’s original beauty, also improving transport connections for buses, taxis, pedestrians, and cyclists. The station now has the largest bicycle parking facility in the UK, with space for 3,000 bikes.

Cambridge Station has the third-longest platform in the UK, measuring up to 470m long, and is a fantastic connection for those in the east of England.

CrossCountry runs many different services in and out of Cambridge, with Cambridge to Stansted, Peterborough to Cambridge and Cambridge to Leicester being some of the most popular.

Need more information on travelling in and around the city? Check out our trains to Cambridge page.

Things to do in Cambridge

A city packed with history, culture, and character, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a fun day trip. Cambridge is a city that’ll meet everybody’s expectations, and you certainly won’t be short of things to do on your visit.

Cambridge is a compact city with a fantastic selection of shops, all within walking distance from the train station. From cute boutique and independent stores to high street brands and designer labels, the shopping in Cambridge has everything you’ll need just a stone’s throw away.

The city's history can be seen through its grand architecture, galleries, and museums, much of which can be found in the world-famous Cambridge University. King’s College Chapel, the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the grand university buildings are dotted throughout the city and can be toured by foot or bike. So, you can easily walk in the same footsteps as Sir Isaac Newton, Alan Turing, and Stephen Hawking. Another relaxing way to explore the city is to meander down the River Cam on a punting tour. If you’re with children, then they’ll love the Polar Museum and the Museum of Zoology.

I’m sure you’d have worked up an appetite and thirst after all the shopping and sightseeing. Well, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. From small locally run brasseries and family-friendly chains to Michelin starred restaurants, there’s something for everyone in the city centre. If you want to carry on the night after dinner, Cambridge has plenty of pubs, bars, and clubs on offer, too.


How far is Cambridge Station to the city centre? +

Cambridge Station is a 20-minute walk from the city centre, including the university and the shops. If you don’t fancy the walk, Cambridge Blue bus offers a shuttle service from the train station to the city centre.

What is the main train station in Cambridge? +

There are two stations in the city. Cambridge Station is the main station, and Cambridge North is in the suburban area of Chesterton.

Where do trains go from Cambridge? +

Typical routes for commuters from Cambridge are London King's Cross and Liverpool Street, while some of our most popular routes are Peterborough to Cambridge, Cambridge to Stansted and Cambridge to Leicester.

Is there a pick up point at Cambridge Station? +

There isn't a designated pick up or drop off point at the station. But drivers can use the pay and display bays outside the main entrance for a maximum of 20 minutes and must not leave their vehicles unattended.

Does Cambridge station have a lift? +

All the platforms at the station have step-free access. If you need to use the footbridge, there are lifts located under the staircase.

Which train station for Cambridge city centre +

There is running public transport from both stations, but Cambridge Station is a 20 minute walk from the city centre. In contrast, a walk from Cambridge North will take around 50 minutes.

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