Getting to Cambridge


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The nearest international airports to Cambridge are London Stansted, London Luton, London City, London Heathrow and London Gatwick (in order of distance, nearest first). You can get to Cambridge by coach, train or taxi.


Black cabs or taxis hired outside airports can be three times the price of a pre-booked taxi. If you would like us to book you a taxi from the airport please contact us.


Coaches are operated from the London airports by National Express. If you intend to come by coach we advise you to book your ticket in advance, although it should be said that those coaches are rarely ever completely full. It just gives you a bit more peace of mind, and doesn't cost any more than buying a ticket from the ticket office. Choose from here with Cambridge as your destination. Total journey time from Heathrow is about 2.5 hours, from Gatwick 3.5 to 4 hours, from Stansted 40 minutes, and from Luton 1.5 hours. Note that some of these services are infrequent.

Coaches arrive in Cambridge at the Drummer Street Coach and Bus Station, served by local buses and taxis.


When traveling by train, national rail time tables can be accessed from the National Rail web site, where tickets can be purchased in advance. Some railway tickets are cheaper if bought in advance.

Train or boat from the continent

London can be reached from Paris or Brussels by the Eurostar train which uses the channel tunnel. You will arrive at London St Pancras International station which is a short walk from King's Cross station. Follow the train directions above to Cambridge.

There are also various boat connections from France, Belgium and Holland which have train connections to London or directly to Cambridge.

Getting around Cambridge