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Travelling to Cambridge

posted 27 Apr 2011 09:24 by Jodie Robson   [ updated 26 Oct 2011 02:41 ]

Travelling to Cambridge from the main airports

If you fly into Heathrow there is a direct coach to Cambridge (on some you have to change at Stansted); the journey takes getting on for 3 hours, the timetable is here. Details of coaches from main airports, London, and other major cities are also on the National Express website.

Alternatively, catch the Heathrow Express into London (30 mins approx) and a fast train to Cambridge from Kings Cross (also about 45 mins). You will need to transfer between Paddington and Kings Cross by underground if you catch the Heathrow Express, on the Hammersmith and City Line, which usually takes about 30 minutes in all. 

The other alternative is to go by underground from Heathrow direct to King's Cross which is easy but slow - how long it takes depends on how busy it is, but it should take about an hour from Terminal 4. It's much cheaper than the Express and there is some information here

From Stansted Airport, there is a direct coach on the hour, which takes 50 minutes.

For those travelling to Cambridge by car, parking is available at Murray Edwards College and permits are not required. See the site map for the location of car parks.

Travelling by coach from London

There is a regular service to Cambridge from London Victoria (more or less hourly); journey times vary depending on whether you need to change at Stansted (3 hours) or travel direct (2 hrs 10 mins). There are also coaches from most other major cities. Details are on the National Express website or there is a link to details of some services from Cambridge Online.e.

Taxi ranks are located at:
  • Drummer Street (the bus station)
  • Parkside (the new National Express coach stop)
  • Railway Station
  • St Andrew's Street, at the junction with Petty Cury

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