Travelling to Cambridge
Cambridge is a busy city and wasn’t built with modern traffic flows in mind, so it’s best to visit the centre – where many of the University buildings and Colleges are situated – on foot.
Cambridge bus station is centrally located in Drummer Street, and there are frequent buses from the railway station to the city centre. National Express coaches also stop at the bus station. The ‘Uni 4’ bus service runs from the Madingley Road Park and Ride site through the University and College areas of West Cambridge and on to Addenbrooke’s Hospital via Trumpington Street.
Cambridge is well-connected by train services and the station is located approximately one mile from the city centre (around 20 minutes on foot). There’s a taxi rank outside the station and frequent buses run between the station and city centre.
The nearest airports to Cambridge are Stansted (30 miles) and Luton (40 miles). There’s a direct train link to the railway station from Stansted and regular buses run from Stansted, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick to the city centre.
- Bus and train timetables, maps, and airport information
If you’re planning on driving to Cambridge, we strongly recommend that you use the Park and Ride scheme for day visits as parking is limited and several city centre roads have restricted access protected by rising bollards, open only to buses and taxis or at particular times of day. Information about the Park and Ride scheme is available online at: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/around/parkandride/.
Disabled parking is available throughout the city's car parks and streets. A list of these is available by contacting the Tourist Information Centre (Tel: 01223 457581) or from their following webpage:
- Cambridge for the disabled visitor (including Blue Badge holders' parking)
University maps are available showing access facilties for disabled visitors to the New Museums, Downing, and Sidgwick sites:
- Maps for disabled site access