Cambridgeshire Transportation

  • Cambridge train station.
    Cambridge train station.
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  • Driving and Car Parking
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  • The cathedral seen from the train
    The cathedral seen from the train
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Cambridgeshire Transportation

  • Driving and Car Parking

    Cambridge Transportation

    Madingley Road Parking in Cambridge is very expensive with the cheapest about £23 for 5 hours. Park and Ride buses run on a continuous loop between Madingley Road and Newmarket Road, average wait between buses is approximately 10 minutes with the City Centre approximately 12 minutes away. Capacity: 930 cars Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 8:00...

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  • Buses

    Cambridge Transportation

    The 'busway' connects Cambridge to St Ives near Cambridge. Built mainly on the bed of an old railway it by-passes the ridiculously over-trafficked A14 dual carriageway. The concrete base has been built at massive expense to allow what are normal buses to be 'guided' in the busway section - allowing for fast travel times on dedicated routes. The...

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  • Trains

    Cambridge Transportation

    The best way in is probably by train - here's a picture of Cambridge station. From London you can choose to go from either King's Cross or Liverpool Street stations; both sets of services are run by the train company WAGN. There is a cheapish and frequent bus service from London, too, but it can be very slow (about 2 hours - it's normally under an...

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  • Cycling

    Cambridge Transportation

    For the first time in all the time I had spent in the UK (quite a lot, as I had lived there once for several months) I decided to rent a bike. Station Cycles near Cambridge train station is supposed to be the best place to do that. And yes, they were very helpful and had a large selection from which to choose. I liked the bike I rented, apart from...

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  • Walking Around

    Cambridge Transportation

    Cambridge is a great city to walk around, the colleges are very close together so you see lots in a relatively short distance, and there are wonderful winding side streets to explore. look up above the shop fronts to see the clues to the ages of the buildings, there is a wealth of architecture here some dating from medieval times, and when you get...

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  • Getting around Cambridge and things to...

    Definitely Cambridge! Very pretty, picturesque, easy to walk around and if you get tired, they have city hopper buses which run every 15 minutes that you can ride on. Plenty of restaurants, footpaths and you can also see more of the city if you hire a bicycle. http://www.citycyclehire.com/?part=4 an idea of prices.http://www.puntingincambridge.com/...

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  • Trains leave regularly from...

    Trains leave regularly from London Liverpool St Station. The trip takes just over one hour. I bought my ticket from outside London for travel back to where I was staying, so I am unsure of the costs from the city. Cambridge is very small and flat, so it is easy to walk around the centre (where all the best sights are). Bus number 3 will take you...

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  • Cambridge is not too far away...

    Cambridge is not too far away from London. So you can easily do Cambridge within a day. Minus driving, there are one of two ways to reach. One way is to go by bus. National Express has hourly buses from London to Cambridge. Alternatively you can take a train which runs every half hr from London King's Cross station. The return ticket costs ~16 PDS....

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  • By Boat! The river Cam joins...

    By Boat! The river Cam joins the Great Ouse near Ely. The Great Ouse links with the Nene to cover quite an area of Cambridgshire, meaning that by boat you can visit Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough, St. Ives, Buckden, Huntingdon, St. Neots, Downham Market and so on.

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  • When you come by car there are...

    When you come by car there are Park & Ride car parks on the edge of the city - you will see them signed from the major routes. These are OK if you don't mind leaving your car and taking the bus into the city - a bit inconvenient if you like to 'pop back' to the car now and then, maybe to drop off shopping or pick up a coat or umbrella. I never have...

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  • By road:From the South East...

    By road:From the South East take the M11. From the North or the South take the A1 and turn off onto the A14.By Rail:From London it's a direct line (from Kings Cross) and takes about 45 minutes.From much of East Anglia you must change at Ely, from where it's about 15 minutes to Cambridge.From the North (or anywhere else that's not via London) you...

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  • By car or train....

    The not so good part about Cambridge are the cars and traffic! There's just too much traffic.... and 95% of it is caused by the cars. The bus system here also ain't that great. Would you pay 95p for a 5 minute journey? Hm....

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  • TRAVELING BY TRAIN: If you're...

    TRAVELING BY TRAIN: If you're arriving from London, do take advantage of the cheap day return (rail pass) to Cambridge from King’s Cross or Liverpool Street stations. Cost = £14.60 (if you board AFTER 9.30AM). The journey is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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  • Car as well as train can bring...

    Car as well as train can bring you swiftly to universitytown Cambridge. We did it by bicycle from our hometown Arnhem in The Netherlands and ...... bikes are frequently used in Cambridge. It almost looked like in Holland, as there was even a wide network of bikingpaths crossing the town.

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  • by plane : fly to stansted (...

    by plane : fly to stansted ( very cheap flights from all major european cities )then by train : direct train to cambridge - takes about 25 min and costs 6 pounds return ( valid for a month i think ... )walk, or you may hire a bike ...

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  • Trains are the best way to get...

    Trains are the best way to get here, although there are coachesBikes and on foot are the best way to get around, although there is a bus service, it is not very efficient and the traffic is horrendous

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  • CarFrom the East A14From the...

    CarFrom the East A14From the North or Northwest A14From the West A248Route from the South-West, via the A603, or the South, via the A10, A505, or M11 Motorway Turn left (Northbound) on the M11 Motorway, then exit at Junction 13.

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  • London Stansted AirportThis...

    London Stansted AirportThis is the closest major airport, about 25 miles (40 minutes by car) from Cambridge. It is well served by airlines flying to european destinations. For flight information contact the BAA Stansted website or contact the airlines directly. Cambridge AirportCambridge Airport is approximately 2 miles to the east of the city...

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  • RailThere are regular train...

    RailThere are regular train connections to Cambridge from London. Trains depart from King's Cross or Liverpool Street stations in London. The journey time of the faster King's Cross trains (Cambridge Cruiser trains) is about 45 minutes, while the other trains are slower and take around 70 minutes, or longer. Stagecoach Cambus runs services...

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  • Coach (i.e. Bus)There are...

    Coach (i.e. Bus)There are frequent coach connections from the centre of London to Cambridge. These depart from Victoria coach station (near Victoria railway station) and take about 2 hours (more in peak hours). Coach tickets can be bought from the driver. Please note that delays are common because of heavy traffic in and around London. The...

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  • Once you arrive in London,...

    Once you arrive in London, whether through Gatwick or Stanstedt, make sure to get on the tube to King's Cross and then you can take the train there. Approx. 30-45 min. Once you arrive in Cambridge you can walk almost anywhere you need to go. I did for the whole summer. I took a cab ride only once due to the rain.

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  • On bike. Everywhere you go in...

    On bike. Everywhere you go in Cambridge, you see bikes!! Apparently there's over 35000 bikes!! One reason for this is probably the fact that students aren't allowed to drive within a one mile radius of the town centre. Actually it could be a 10 mile radius - I can't remember! Can anyone help? The streets are so narrow and busy and with so many...

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  • By car: M25/M11 motorways from...

    By car: M25/M11 motorways from London. M11 from London Stansted airport. A1 from Midlands/the North. A14 cross country route.

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  • By bus: Hourly services from...

    By bus: Hourly services from London’s Victoria coach station. Regular services from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Stansted airports.

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  • Very easy to see a lot of...

    Very easy to see a lot of things by walking. Also the usual, bus, car and taxi options. One good thing to remember is that there's a good park and ride system in Cambridge where you can leave your car just outside the city centre and get a bus (about £1.40). This saves you some expensive car parking fees.

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  • By rail: Frequent direct...

    By rail: Frequent direct services from London’s Kings Cross and Liverpool Street main line stations. Regional services from Birmingham and the Midlands, East Anglia and the North West. Good connections from Scotland and the North East via Peterborough. For more information, see The Trainline.

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  • By air: Approximately 45...

    By air: Approximately 45 minutes from London Stansted airport, by road or train. Approximately 2 hours from London Gatwick or London Heathrow by road. Approximately 1 hour from Luton Airport by road.Approximately 1.5 hours from Birmingham International Airport by road.

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  • To get there from London, you...

    To get there from London, you can take a train from King's Cross Railway station, and about in an hour you will reach it. The train is about J14 (day return ticket).I saw only one type of transportation there: bicycle. Thousands of bicycles are parked in front of the railway station. As for us, we got around on foot. The campus is not big at all,...

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  • The best thing about living in...

    The best thing about living in Cambridge is that itsvery near to Stanstead airport. Virtually all the cheapo airlines now operate out of this airport and you can often get tickets to Europe for as little as £3 return !!!!!!The main airlines to watch out for are:Easy Jet GOBuzzand Ryan air

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  • Bus, train, bike, even walk if...

    Bus, train, bike, even walk if you can - just don't come by car! Seriously though, there almost no parking in central Cmbridge, so if you do drive use the park and ride, or better still, some other form of transport.Public transport is good, but to be honest the centre of Cambridge is so small that everythibng is in walking distance of everything...

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  • Getting around Cambridge is...

    Getting around Cambridge is very easy. The town is not very huge, everywhere is within walking distant. So,walking is the best mean to get around the town. In summer, if the weather is right, one can rent a bycicle.

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  • bus from london (victoria),...

    bus from london (victoria), cheapest way of travel (2 hours).. if you don't like buses take the train from king's cross (45 min)however, when you arrive in cambridge the bus station is a lot more central than the railway station..

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