Travel to Cambridge

By Air

London Stansted

The closest airport to Cambridge is London Stansted, which is served by flights from many European destinations. To get from Stansted Airport to Cambridge, you should travel by train (travel time 30 minutes) or coach (travel time 50 minutes) - both offer frequent services to central Cambridge.

London Luton

London Luton is geographically quite close to Cambridge, but not as well served by public transport links. To get from Luton Airport to Cambridge, you may travel by coach (journey time 90 minutes, but the coaches only run every 2 hours), or by train (journey time approx 2 hours, via London).

London Heathrow

London Heathrow is approximately 2 hours from Cambridge. Coaches run approximately every hour. It is also possible to take the London Underground (Piccadilly Line) to Kings Cross station (travel time 1 hour), and change there to an overland train to Cambridge.

London Gatwick

London Gatwick is located south of London, and is approximately 3 hours from Cambridge by direct coach. Alternatively, catch a train from the airport station to London St Pancras station (travel time approx 1 hour), walk to London Kings Cross station (5 minutes) and from there catch a train to Cambridge.

By Train

Cambridge is served by fast, frequent and direct trains from London Kings Cross station, which is adjacent to St Pancras Interntional station, the London terminus for Eurostar. To find travel information from other UK stations, visit the National Rail enquiries website.

By Car

Cambridge is located just off the M11 motorway, making it easily accessible from all parts of the UK and beyond. Driving in Cambridge city can be very busy, and parking expensive. There are "Park and Ride" sites located on the outskirts of the town, and it is recommended to use these.


Click on the image below to view map of Cambridge City Centre.