University of Cambridge

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Cambridge University
(Cambridge, Cambridge, England)

Cambridge is linked to UK cities in all directions by major motorways, particularly the M11, the A604 and the A14. Trains and buses also connect Cambridge to major cities in England, including London and Liverpool.

Travel by Air

Students and visitors arriving by plane have to land at one of three airports in London. Heathrow Airport is the busiest, serving airlines from all over the world every day. The airport is about three hours from Cambridge by coach, and a coach service leaves the airport every hour. You can also catch trains at the Paddington and King's Cross stations.

Those coming from major European cities usually land at the London Stansted Airport, about 40 km / 25 miles from Cambridge. The airport is well served by a rail serves going straight into Cambridge. Travel time is about 30 minutes, and the trains operate seven days a week. For those arriving at Gatwick Airport, direct coach services leave for Cambridge regularly. Coach services take about four hours from Gatwick.

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From London and nearby towns, Cambridge can easily be reached by car. The M11 motorway is the most direct route from London to Cambridge. Cambridge is also linked to Colchester via the A604 and to Ely via the A10. The A14 connects the city to Newmarket from the east and Huntington from the west.

Car Hire and Road Travel

Cambridge is an outstanding base to explore the surrounding pretty, untouched countryside, as well as to visit ancient monuments, the strange flat Fens with 'Great Britain's loveliest skies', and quaint villages with traditional riverside pubs, all within easy driving distance.

There are a few car hire companies providing services in Cambridge so you could hire a vehicle on-the-spot. However, you are advised to book car hire in advance online as there is one convenient service offered here on this site providing the most lucrative deals on car hire.

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Car Parking

There are several car parks in the City Centre, most of which are run by the City Council and are open all day. The Lion Yard, Park Street, Grafton West, and Queen Anne are just a few of the many.

Travel by Trains and Rail

There are direct trains from Cambridge to other key cities such as London, Bury St Edmunds, Birmingham, Ipswich, Ely, Leicester, King's Lynn, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Newmarket, Peterborough, Norwich, and Sheffield. Call 08457 48 49 50 for information on train schedules and directions to train stations.

Travel by Buses and Coachl

The bus station nearest the university is along Drummer Street. The city provides a City Centre Shuttle bus service, which is free of charge. It comes in every 15 minutes from 9:00am until 5:00pm. There is also a Uni4 bus service connecting the University sites on the west of Cambridge to the city centre. Students usually enjoy discounted fare.

Travel by Taxi

Among the many reputable taxi operators in Cambridge are A1 Cabco Taxis, APT Cars, Bar Hill Taxis, Hardwick Taxi Service, Silver Star, and Voyager. You may want to check out for some guidelines on taxi reservations and other safety measures.

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