Cambridge is around 100 km to the north of London. 

Do not attempt to come by car as many streets are closed to traffic and parking is impossible. 

Arriving by train

The railway station is located just over one kilometre south of the city centre. Cambridge is on a branch of the East Coast Main Line and is easily accessible from all parts of the country. There is a frequent train service between Cambridge and London to both King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations. The King’s Cross service is quicker and takes about 45 minutes. Trains leave roughly every half hour during the day. There is a 5 or 6 hour gap between around midnight and about 6 am when no trains run between the two cities. If you are travelling from Scotland or the north, it is advisable to change at Peterborough. Taxis and buses are available at the station.

Arriving by coach

National Express coaches stop at Parker’s Piece in the city centre, which is a walk of approximately 15-20 minutes to either Caius site (taxis also available). There are regular services to Cambridge from London Victoria, London Stansted Airport and many other towns and cities throughout the UK. 

Arriving by air

Of the four main London airports (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted), Stansted is by far the most convenient for Cambridge. Stansted Airport is just 25 kilometres south of Cambridge. Easy access is provided by coach and a regular rail service operates between Stansted Airport and Cambridge and takes approximately 30 minutes.

London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Luton are all within 1.5 to 2 hours of Cambridge and are accessible by public transport via connecting bus and train services in London.