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Brussels to Cambridge

Hi there,

I'm thinking about doing a short trip from Brussels to Cambridge and was wondering what the quickest/easiest/cheapest way would be.

I found somewhere on the forum that I'd best first take the Eurostar to London and then the train to Cambridge, but as this post was from 2010, I wanted to recheck.

I know flying is a hassle, but I've never taken the Eurostar before and I know it's had it's share of infrastructural problems and strikes. I'm not scared of flying, but taking the train under the canal... :-)

Don't quite know when I'll be going. Probably somewhere in summer.

I'll do a price comparison for train and Eurostar already.

Thanks for any help!

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1. Re: Brussels to Cambridge

Definitely Eurostar will be the easiest. When you arrive in London at St pancras station, it is only a 5 minute walk next door to Kings Cross to get a direct train to Cambridge, 50 minutes away. You can probably get a through ticket on the train from Brussels, I did this the other way when I was a student (and should probably have been studying...)

If you fly to Heathrow, it would then take 3 hours on the bus to get from Heathrow to Cambridge. Probably as long as the entire train journey The nearest airport is Stansted, so if you can get a cheap flight there you could try flying.

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2. Re: Brussels to Cambridge

Well the quickest is certainly by Eurostar to London St Pancras station, which is ajacent to London Kings Cross station for trains to Cambridge. Not sure where this canal is you are talking about - Eurostar goes under the English Channel, just about as far away as you can get from a canal! Contrary to what you are saying, it normally is a reliable service and has no infrastructure problems. I'm not sure flying is ever going to be better than Eurostar, as Cambridge is not particularly convenient by public transport to any airport.

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3. Re: Brussels to Cambridge

Lol, I meant the Channel, mixed my English up with my Dutch:)

Eurostar it will be!

And I'll look into Stansted as well, but I don't think I can get a flight there from Brussels.

Thanks for the help!

Might get back here with more questions once the trip becomes a bit more concrete:)

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