Travel Information

Located less than 60 miles from London, Cambridge is a very easy to access city be it by road, rail or air.

 

Airplane

If you are flying from overseas, consider using a comparison website like Skyscanner which can filter flights with lower than average CO2 emissions. Typically, these are 6% less but can go up to around 11%. Alternatively, you can use the carbon emissions calculator International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Airports Closest to Cambridge:

  • Chartered Flights:
    Cambridge City Airport
    Cambridge has its own airport located less than 3 miles from the city centre. It is suitable for general aviation and intercontinental business jets - perfect for those groups who enjoy a little more luxury and exclusivity.
     
  • Scheduled Flights:
    Cambridge has great access to all the London based airports and in particular, London Stansted Airport. Located less 30 miles away, the airport operates as a hub for various low-cost airlines and currently flies to 160 destinations across Europe, North Africa, and Asia. London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City are all international airports located less than 100 miles away.

Tip:
If your group are flying into Stansted, consider taking the Stansted Express train which connects the airport with Cambridge, via a direct line. Likewise, Thameslink run a direct train from London Gatwick to the city. Alternatively and for the budget conscious group as well as those flying into other airports, National Express coaches can be hired privately and run directly between your chosen airport and Cambridge.

 

Train

Wherever you are travelling from, Cambridge can be accessed from all points of the UK via train. Your group can take in the most spectacular scenery and beat the traffic! Most of the trainline operators have either fully electric or hybrid trains with some being available for private hire. Check with your chosen operator for services offered. The below currently serve Cambridge Railway Train Station:

Tip:
Cambridge has 2 train stations, Cambridge and Cambridge North. If you are travelling to the city centre, head for Cambridge train station; the direct train from London King’s Cross will bring your group into the city within 45 minutes. Cambridge North will take you out of the city towards the Cambridge Science Park.
Outside of London, the closest national hub train station is Peterborough.

 

Coach

Travelling by coach is a fantastic sustainable and cost-effective way to travel into the city. Typically, luggage restrictions are not quite so severe and travelling by coach is a great way for your group to bond socially.

Tip:
Check out National Express coaches which run directly from all UK airports to Cambridge and can be hired privately.

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