How to get to Cambridge

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By train

There is a fast and frequent rail service from London King’s Cross & London Liverpool Street through to Cambridge. There are excellent connections from Scotland & the North via Peterborough, and regional services from Birmingham & the Midlands, East Anglia & the Northwest. For bus services from Cambridge railway station into the city centre look for the Citi 1, Citi 3 or Citi 7 services.
By road
From the South & from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway. From the north, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city, and from the east and west, the A14 again takes you to Cambridge.
For short stay trips the City Centre Car Parks offer great convenience, but for longer visits there are five world class Park & Ride sites located on the outskirts of the City that provide convenient parking and a swift and frequent bus ride to the City Centre.

By taxi

Getting a cab into Cambridge can often work out to be a more convenient, faster cheaper option.
Minicabit’s nationwide network of licensed cab firms covers all corners of the UK, so no matter where you’re coming from you can book a cab direct to Cambridge.
We have great rates from airports and train stations. Visit minicabit to plan your trip.

By car hire

Rent Direct Car and Van Rental are based near the city centre on Elizabeth Way. Please visit for full details and to book. They offer a full range of vehicles that you can hire to make visiting Cambridge and the surrounding area that little bit more convenient. Local, friendly and reliable if you would prefer to speak to them directly please telephone 01223 309 40901223 309 409 and they will be more than happy to help you through the booking process.
Please ask if you would like to hire a sat nav along with your car, as this can take the stress out of finding your way around the county and make your stay so much more enjoyable!
They can also collect you from the train station (subject to opening hours and availability) and take you back to their branch making your onward journey that little bit easier.
Alternatively, Rhino Car Hire are a leading rental broker based in the UK offering excellent value car hire throughout the UK including Cambridge and from all major transport hubs including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and the major rail stations. Please visit or call 0845 508 9845.

By ridesharing

Ridesharing is an easy, safe and friendly way to travel to and from Cambridge. BlablaCar is the UK leading ridesharing service. If you are driving you can post your ride and offset your driving costs. If you are a passenger you can find many rides going to Cambridge. Share the journey and split the costs with BlablaCar

By coach

National Express operates coach services to Cambridge from major towns & cities throughout the U.K. There are frequent coach services from both Central London, and London Stansted Airport through to the city. The X5 cross county Stagecoach service links Oxford to Cambridge, via Bicester, Buckingham, Milton Keynes & Bedford.

By bus

Stagecoach operates a comprehensive service to the city from around the county. Please visit for full details.
The Guided Busway offers an innovative and frequent service from Huntingdon to the city centre including stops at the Rail Station and Addenbrookes Hospital. Park and Ride sites for this service can be found at St Ives, Longstanton and Trumpington. Please visit for full details.

By air

Cambridge is within easy reach of London Heathrow, London Gatwick & Birmingham International Airport. London Stansted is the nearest international airport to Cambridge, located just 30 miles to the South of the city, with easy access by train, coach, or car (M11).

By sea

Located just 67 miles South-East of Cambridge, it is possible to sail into Harwich from the Hook of Holland & Esbjerg. Excellent road, & rail links makes Cambridge easily accessible.

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