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Travelling around the Surrounding Area

Travelling into Cambridge city centre by car is not recommended and a number of alternatives are available.

You can find detailed information about public transport and routes into Cambridge at Transport Direct and Traveline East Anglia


Travelling by Bus

Many people now travel into the city on the Park & Ride bus service. This operates frequent buses from five car park locations on the city outskirts into the city centre.

For information on the guided busway that runs between St Ives and Cambridge, and between Huntingdon and Cambridge, visit the county council’s Guided Busway webpages.

There is an excellent Citi Bus Network around the city, including a night bus on Friday and Saturday nights. There are also good services into the city from the main local towns.

If you have a mobility disability, Cambridge and Cambridgeshire Passenger Transport has useful information such as which services have low-floor buses. Contact them by telephone on 01223 717 740.

Concessionary Bus Passes for the over 60s and the disabled are available and give free travel on off-peak local bus services throughout England.


Travelling by Train

The rail station about a 20-minute walk south of the city centre.

There are regular buses and taxis available from the station; journey time to the city centre is usually about ten minutes.

The National Rail website provides information on routes and fares, and lets you check train schedules and buy tickets.


Travelling by Car

Rent Direct Car and Van Rental are based near the city centre on Elizabeth Way. Please visit www.rentdirectuk.com for full details and to book. They offer a full range of vehicles that you can hire to make visiting Cambridge and the surrounding area that little bit more convenient.  Local, friendly and reliable if you would prefer to speak to them directly please telephone 01223 309 409 and they will be more than happy to help you through the booking process.

Please ask if you would like to hire a sat nav along with your car, as this can take the stress out of finding your way around the county and make your stay so much more enjoyable!

They can also collect you from the train station (subject to opening hours and availability) and take you back to their branch making your onward journey that little bit easier.

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