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Getting from Stansted airport to Cambridge

When it comes to travelling from Stansted Airport to Cambridge, you have two different transfer options; taxi or train. Taking a Stansted airport taxi is by far the most convenient transfer option and it takes around 45 minutes. The train is also a great option as it’s direct and only takes 35 minutes to reach Cambridge.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to London at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €97 50min Book
Taxi €66 45min 24/7
Train €16 34min 04:27–00:44

How to get from Stansted airport to Cambridge by taxi

The most convenient transfer option from London Stansted airport to Cambridge is to take a taxi. This door-to-door service will save you time and the need to carry your luggage through train stations. During light traffic conditions the journey shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes.

Taxi fare from Stansted airport to Cambridge

The local taxi drivers at Stansted airport don’t offer a flat-rate fee for the journey into Cambridge. Instead, they will charge you using a taximeter based on the distance you travel. Having said this, the average cost for this journey is around €66.

In order to secure a flat-fee and guaranteed pickups at the time of your arrival, it is advised to book your Stansted airport taxi in advance.



Trip Duration

45 MIN

*prices may vary unless you book your taxi in advance

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Stansted airport

Where do I get it from?

As soon as you walk through the exit doors in the arrivals hall at Stansted airport, you will see the long line of taxis to your left. Simply walk to the front of the line and ask for a taxi.


There’s nothing better than hopping in a nice, warm taxi after a long flight and heading straight to your accommodation. Instead of waiting on the cold train platforms or carrying your luggage through different stations, you can enjoy a relaxing ride directly to the door of your hotel.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi from London Stansted to Cambridge is quite expensive, if you're travelling in a group of 4 people, you can split the cost and pay almost the same price as public transport.

Useful Tips

Standard taxis have limited space, so if you are travelling in a larger group with lots of luggage, you may wish to book a minivan taxi.
Make sure your driver resets the taximeter before you get in the taxi.
Seatbelts are required to be worn by law.

How to get from Stansted airpot to Cambridge by train

As there’s no bus from Stansted airport to Cambridge, your only public transport option is the train. There’s a direct train line that runs from Stansted airport to the heart of Cambridge. The trains are run by CrossCountry and Greater Anglia. The cost of a one-way ticket starts at just €8 and the total journey time is 34 minutes.

How much is the train from Stansted airport to Cambridge?

The starting cost of a one-way ticket for the train from Stansted airport to Cambridge is €8. This price may increase when tickets are booked on the same day, or when travelling on weekends or during holidays.

You can purchase your train tickets online in advance, from the automatic ticket machines in Stansted airport train station or a ticket booth.



Trip Duration

34 MIN

There's an average waiting time of 40 minutes for the train.

Value for Money

The train from Stansted airport to Cambridge is available from 04:27 to 00:44.

Where do I get it from?

Stansted airport train station is located directly underneath Stansted airport. Simply head down the escalators from the terminal building and head to the correct platform.


Although the journey time of the train from London Stansted to Cambridge is short, you will need to walk or take a taxi to your accommodation in Cambridge once you arrive in the train station, which will increase your overall journey time.

Editor’s Note

To save money, book your train tickets online. If you purchase them on the day, the price can more than double.

Useful Tips

Be sure to validate your train ticket before entering the train.
There's WiFi available on both CrossCountry and Greater Anglia trains.
If you miss a train, you could be waiting for up to 40 minutes for another.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in London. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Stansted to Cambridge?

When making the journey from Stansted airport to Cambridge, you have two options; taking a taxi or the train. A Stansted airport taxi costs around €66 and takes 45 minutes, whereas, the train takes 34 minutes and starts at €8 one-way.

How much is a taxi from London Stansted to Cambridge?

There’s no set fee for a taxi from Stansted airport to Cambridge. Instead you will be charged around €66 based on a taximeter. If you’d like to enjoy a set-rate fee with no hidden extras, we recommend booking your Stansted airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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