Tips for travelling to and around Cambridge
Thanks to its beautiful scenery, wealth of attractions and rich history, Cambridge has been a popular destination for day trippers and weekend breakers for decades. As a result, the city is well connected to London, the surrounding area and destinations further afield.
Whether you’re travelling to Cambridge by car, public transport, or foot, you’ll find it’s easy to get to, and around the city, no matter what your destination.
Cambridge is the northern terminus of the West Anglia Main Line, a 55-mile route that links the city directly with London Liverpool Street. It’s also the terminus of three regional train lines: the Fen Line to King’s Lynn, the Breckland Line to Norwich and the Ipswich-Ely Line.
Other destinations that are linked to Cambridge via direct routes are Brighton, Stansted Airport and London Kings Cross. If you want to travel by train within the city, you can catch a direct service from Cambridge to Cambridge North Railway Station.
Long-distance coaches connect Cambridge with a wide choice of destinations around the country. Within Cambridge itself, you’ll find that the bus is a great way to get around.
If you’re travelling to the city by train, you can add ‘PlusBus’ to your ticket. This will give you unlimited travel on all Stagecoach and Whippet buses for the day. Alternatively, buy a Megarider ticket to enjoy all-day travel on Stagecoach services.
There are a number of taxi ranks located around the city centre, including at the train and bus stations. You can book taxis directly by calling local operators or you can download Uber and get a lift the 21st century way.
Although it has a lot of attractions to explore, the centre of Cambridge is relatively compact. This makes it easy to visit many of the city’s most famous sights on foot. If the weather is good, simply strap on a comfortable pair of shoes and hit the pavement.
As well as being a free and healthy way to travel, walking gives you the chance to see parts of Cambridge you might otherwise miss and gives you a new appreciation for the city and its architecture.