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Getting Around Cambridge

Travelling around Cambridge couldn’t be simpler!

Whether you’re hiring a cycle or a punt, taking a bus or taxi, or even if you decide to walk, all parts of the city are easily accessible.

Relax & enjoy all that Cambridge has to offer!

Sunday 8th March: Cambridge Half Marathon

We are excited to welcome the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon back to the city for its 8th year. This year, the annual event has a brand new route through two iconic University of Cambridge colleges, King's College and Jesus College. 

The event is a closed-road event so there will be a number of road closures and diversions over the weekend. Please check the below traffic document before you travel.

Read the traffic information here

Car Hire 

Rent Direct Car and Van Rental are based near the city centre on Elizabeth Way. Please visit www.rentdirectuk.com/cambridge 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.

Park & Ride

Why not use one of Cambridge’s five world-class Park & Ride sites when visiting the city.

All are well signed from major routes into Cambridge.

Park your car all day & pay a small fee for your journey into the city.

For further information on the Park & Rides service call 0870 608 2 608.

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Punting is a must when you visit Cambridge!

It provides the perfect opportunity to view buildings connected with the most historical colleges in Cambridge.

Look out for the impressive King’s College Chapel, the Wren Library at Trinity College & The Bridge of Sighs at St John’s.

Allow your chauffeur to punt, whilst you relax and enjoy this unique Cambridge Experience.

Punts can be hired from Silver Street, The Quayside, the back of Trinity College, the Granta Mill Pond and next to Jesus Green park.

Discounted Tickets for chauffeured punt tours of the Cambridge 'Backs' can be purchased from the Visitor Information Centre at Peas Hill.

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Many of the University buildings, museums, churches, open spaces & amenities that Cambridge has to offer are located in the very heart of the city.

Walking is therefore a realistic and enjoyable way to move around Cambridge.

It’s quick, free, healthy and green.

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Pedestrian Zone

Cambridge has a number of Pedestrian Zones.

These provide a relaxing atmosphere in which visitors/shoppers can explore the commercial & historic centre.

Access to the centre by car & cycle is therefore limited, especially during working hours.

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Citi Buses

Stagecoach offers a network of frequent & reliable buses, these provide excellent access to all parts of Cambridge.

Many different types of ticket are available including the City Megarider, which provides unlimited travel on Citi buses for seven days.

For quick & easy access to the city centre from the railway station look out for the Citi 1, Citi 3 or Citi 7.

A map of all the citi bus routes can be found via the More Info... button below, allowing you to plan your route well in advance. Alternatively, if you need a map whilst in the city printed copies are available from the Tourist Information Centre.

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Cycle Hire

Cambridge has a wealth of cycle hire shops many of which are located in the heart of the city.

Why not take the opportunity to explore the many cycle routes & paths that both Cambridge & its surrounding area have to offer.

Relax & enjoy the Cambridgeshire countryside at your own pace.

Cycles can be hired from various providers, for the day or just for as long as you need them - OFO Bike Sharing offer a pay as you use bike sharing service - Read More

Alternatively, if you're already here, pop into the Visitor Information Centre and ask for a list of places to hire from.

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Cycle Routes

The Cambridge area is a great place for cyclists and is one of the top cycling cities in Britain.

Cycling in Cambridge offers an excellent opportunity to admire the city’s open spaces, & beautiful architecture.

The city boasts over 80 miles of cycle lanes & routes. These routes offer a quick & easy way to travel throughout the city.

A map of the cycle routes in Cambridge and the surrounding villages can be downloaded from the City Council Website from the link below. Alternatively, why not pop into the Visitor Information Centre and ask for a printed copy.

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City Sightseeing

CitySightseeing is the hop on, hop off tour bus that operates around Cambridge.

It provides an excellent opportunity for visitors to gain an understanding & overview of the city.
A full tour takes approximately 1 hour & 20 minutes.

Tickets for the tour are valid for 24 hours & can be purchased through the Tourist Information Centre.

During the Summer Season (April 2010 - September 2010) tours run between 10am and 5pm. The departure times vary depending upon which bus stop you wait at, however they come every 20 minutes to each one.

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Shopmobility provides visitors with limited mobility, access to the city centre & its facilities, by providing free hire of powered & manual wheelchairs & scooters.

There are two main Shopmobility centres in Cambridge.

Grand Arcade Shopmobility operates from Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am & 4pm. Tel (01223) 457452.

The Grafton Centre Shopmobility is based in the Grafton Centre East Car Park & operates Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Tel (01223) 461858.

A further Shopmobility office is located at the Bus Station in Drummer Street for people travelling into Cambridge. The service from this office must be pre-booked by calling (01223) 457452.

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