How to Get to Cambridge
- London Stansted is the nearest airport, situated 25 miles (40km) south of Cambridge. It is 45 minutes away by bus or 30 minutes by train.
- Train: Stansted’s train station is directly below the terminal building. You can look up train times at National Rail Enquiries and buy tickets either in advance or at the station. You can either take the train for Birmingham New Street, which is a direct train to Cambridge and takes just over 30 minutes (this service is usually hourly), or get a train to Bishops Stortford and change there to get a train to Cambridge. This will take about 50 minutes.
- Coach: Stansted’s bus station is opposite the main terminal entrance. Coach tickets can be bought at the ticket desk in arrivals (open 6am to 1am), in the coach station (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or on board. The coach from Stansted to Cambridge is National Express number 717 or 797. You can look up coach times and fares on the National Express website. The set-down point in Cambridge for coaches from Stansted is Parkside, a 20 minute walk from Peterhouse.
- Train:You can travel from Heathrow Airport to Cambridge by train. First you need to take the Underground from Heathrow to King’s Cross Station. This takes about an hour on the Piccadilly line. Then from King’s Cross you take a direct train to Cambridge. The coach is quicker, especially since the set-down point in Cambridge is nearer to Peterhouse than the railway station.
- Coach: London Heathrow is about two hours from Cambridge by coach. The airport coaches are operated by National Express and you can look up coach times and fares on the National Express website. The coaches leave from the Central Bus Station (for terminals 1 to 3), and from outside Terminal 4 (see the Heathrow website). The set-down point in Cambridge for coaches from Heathrow is Parkside, a 20 minute walk from Peterhouse.
- Suggestion 1: There is a frequentdirect train from Gatwick Airport to London, Victoria Station. From here you need to take the Underground (Victoria Line) to King’s Cross and get a direct train from there to Cambridge.
- Suggestion 2: Take the Bedford train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras, then walk from there to King’s Cross (just next door to St Pancras) and get the direct train from King’s Cross to Cambridge. You can look up train times at National Rail Enquiriesand buy tickets either in advance or at the station.
- Coach: London Gatwick is three to five hours from Cambridge by coach, depending on the time of day. The airport coaches are operated by National Express. You can look up coach times and fares on the National Express website and find coach information on the Gatwick Airport website. The set-down point in Cambridge is Parkside, a 20 minute walk from Peterhouse.
- To check train times to Cambridge from stations around the country and buy tickets, see the National Rail enquiries website.
- From London: There are frequent trains from King’s Cross and Liverpool Street The journey takes about an hour. Avoid the slow train that stops at all the stations between London and Cambridge. It takes about 2 hours and you’d be better waiting for the next train, which will get to Cambridge before it!
- Please note:Cambridge Railway Station is not in the city centre. It is about 1.1 miles (1.6km) from the centre of town. If you do not want to walk, there is a taxi rank outside the station.