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Whether you're seeing friends and family or visiting for a day out, there are plenty of reasons to visit the second-smallest city in the UK. Bask in the beauty of the historic Ely Cathedral or explore the Fen countryside - it's up to you! Whatever your plans, catch a train from Cambridge to Ely to get where you need to be as comfortable as possible.

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Journey information from Cambridge to Ely

  • How long is the average journey duration from Cambridge to Ely? 0 hours 17 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Cambridge to Ely? 0 hours 14 minutes
  • When is the first train from Cambridge to Ely? 00:05
  • When is the last train from Cambridge to Ely? 23:35
  • How many services run for Cambridge to Ely today? 77

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.

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