Travelling to CAMBRIDGE
Car parking is almost non-existent or very expensive in Cambridge. Multi-story parking in the city is designed for short stay and prices are above average. Street parking in unauthorised areas is severely penalised – the ultimate is car crushing. PARK & RIDE is recommended but remember sites are not monitored between 20.00 hrs and 07.30 hrs.
a) PARK & RIDE
Scheme is well signposted on approach roads to Cambridge; sites are located on the outskirts of the city. Parking is FREE. A regular bus service operates during the day and costs £1-00 return to various points in the city. It terminates at the central bus station. Return pick up points can be found at selected bus stops but check where with driver beforehand.
Located on A1303 "Madingley Road", Cambridge
From the south via M11: Leave M11 at Junction 13 and turn RIGHT on to A1303 towards Cambridge for about half mile; parking is located on your left.
From the North via A14 & M11: At M11, Junction14, take A428 to Bedford for about 1.8miles. Turn left at A1303 for Cambridge. Follow signs for Park & Ride: on left side, about another 2 miles.
FROM EAST or WEST: connect to A14 then as for "from the north".
There is a regular service from either: London Liverpool Street or London KINGS CROSS stations.
From the North
Either: a) travel via London
Or b) change at Peterborough. Trains from the Midlands, Leeds, Manchester, the
North East and Scotland operate through Peterborough.
Rail timetables and connections can be accessed at the following sites:
http://bahn.hafas.de/english.html Select "timetable". This Deutsches Bahn site provides comprehensive timetables and routes for all of Europe and UK.
www.railtrack.co.uk Select "travel information". Information as above but principally UK only.
4. By Air
London Heathrow or Gatwick or London City Airports
Take train from airport to central London then train from Liverpool Street or Kings Cross to Cambridge as above. A Bus service also operates to Cambridge from Heathrow Airport. Leaves at 2 hour intervals. Journey time > 3 hours.
London Stansted Airport
There is bus service from here direct to Cambridge.
Do not travel by car to Cambridge unless there no other alternative.