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Travelling from Ancaster to Cambridge by train

Book your train journey from Ancaster to Cambridge with East Midlands Railway, find out more about the journey and answers to all your questions below:

The time of the journey by train from Ancaster to Cambridge is on average 2 hours 38 minutes, but the fastest trains take around 2 hours 17 minutes.

Trains to Cambridge from Ancaster run up to 1 times per hour.

Ancaster to Cambridge by train: key facts at a glance

Average train time: 2h 38m
Fastest journey time: 2h 17m
First train: 06:45
Last train: 19:45

How to get cheap train tickets from Ancaster to Cambridge

Our Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets are a great way to get cheap tickets and save money on your journey if you don't need to travel at rush hour, and can be bought just before you board. Our app is the best way to buy last minute tickets, and most of our tickets can be sent to your mobile too.

Our tickets are even cheaper if you buy in advance. Plan your journey online and we’ll show you the cheapest train tickets for your chosen travel times.

If you want to save even more on your rail journeys you could save up to a third off every train journey with a National Railcard. Our Railcards page has more information on all railcard options.

Regular travellers can save with a Season ticket if they travel on the same route at least three or four days a week. A Flexi Season ticket could help you save money if you’re travelling eight days in 28 days – you can travel any time between two stations, offering flexibility and savings when working fewer days in the office.


Travelling from Ancaster to Cambridge - what type of train tickets are on offer?

Get from Ancaster to Cambridge in comfort and ease with a flexible range of tickets, each created to help you find the best option for your journey.

Advance tickets

Save money travelling from Ancaster to Cambridge when you book up to 12 weeks ahead of your departure. Typically, the earlier ahead you book the more you save. The Advance ticket type is often the go-to for pre-planned train journeys to Cambridge. Advance tickets are available on our website, mobile app and from ticket offices. Find out more about Advance tickets.

Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets

Go from Ancaster to Cambridge and save on every mile with our Off Peak and Super Off Peak train tickets. Available on specified routes outside of peak hours, these tickets are perfect for those that can be a bit more flexible with when they leave Ancaster. Off Peak travel varies depending on route and location, so please check on our website, mobile app or from our ticket offices for eligibility. Find out more about Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets.

Anytime tickets

Travel at peak times, in the afternoon, or late evening with an Anytime ticket. You can purchase your own Anytime ticket at, well, anytime. Fancy a spontaneous trip to Cambridge? Then the Anytime ticket is here to get you there. Either grab a digital copy via our website and mobile app or pick up a paper version from our ticket offices. Find out more about Anytime tickets.

Journey information from Ancaster to Cambridge

How much is a train ticket from Ancaster to Cambridge?

Take the train from Ancaster to Cambridge from just £53.30 one-way based on a return fare. Plan your journey online to see the cheapest train tickets to Cambridge for your chosen travel times.

What is the fastest train between Ancaster and Cambridge?

The fastest train between Ancaster and Cambridge is None. Use our journey planner tool to find the quickest journeys.

How long does it take to travel from Ancaster to Cambridge by train?

The average journey time from Ancaster to Cambridge takes 2 hours 38 minutes. Journey times may be slightly longer at weekends and on Bank Holidays. Check journey times on your travel dates with our online journey planner or download a timetable .

How many trains a day are there from Ancaster to Cambridge?

There are up to 10 trains per day from Ancaster to Cambridge.

Are there any direct trains from Ancaster to Cambridge?

No, it’s not possible to get a direct train between Ancaster and Cambridge. Find the fastest route with our online journey planner.

What time is the first train from Ancaster to Cambridge?

The first train leaves at 06:45 from Ancaster to Cambridge. Buy your tickets in advance online or from our app and avoid rushing on the day.

What time is the last train from Ancaster to Cambridge?

The last train from Ancaster to Cambridge leaves at 19:45.

Can I book assistance for my journey from Ancaster to Cambridge?

Yes, we offer Passenger Assist services at the station and on-board between Ancaster and Cambridge. We recommend booking at least 12 hours before you travel. You can book assistance online or by calling our Passenger Assist team on 08000 11 33 23.


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