If you are arriving or departing from Cambridge by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Drummer Street, the central bus station. Drummer Street bus station is a 5 minute walk from Cambridge City Centre.
Note that some bus services eg. buses from Oxford and Gatwick stop on Parkside road (the road leading to Drummer Street bus station) also known as 'Parker's Piece' due to its location next to Parker's piece park, so its worth checking your bus timetable.
For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Cambridge see our guide to Cambridge Bus Station. To check times and prices of buses from Cambridge to other UK Cities click the button below.
For International destinations such as Cambridge to Paris, Cambridge to Warsaw and Cambridge to Amsterdam you may be interested in looking at Eurolines who connect 41 European cities. Eurolines cheapest fare is 15 GBP between cities with their funfare promotion. You can also buy a 15 day unlimted bus pass for Europe for as little as 175 Euros. For details download the Eurolines European Bus Pass
If you are travelling by train you will arrive at Cambridge Railway Station on Station Road. This station is a 15 minute walk from the City Centre. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains in Oxfordshire see our guide to Cambridge Train Station. Use the button below to search timetables and prices.
Taxis are available from a rank outside the station should you have baggage or prefer not to walk.
If you are travelling to Cambridge by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Cambridge Park and Ride facilities (free parking) located North, South, East and West of the city centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to the Cambridge Park and Ride. If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located within the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Cambridge. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Cambridge there are several places to pick up a car. Holiday Autos offer some of the cheapest deals in Oxford, click the button below to check prices:
If you decide you would like to spend a little longer in Cambridge to soak up the atmosphere and visit a few more attractions why not check out some of the Cambridge Hotel Deals and see if anything takes your fancy?
(Sat 01st Jun, 2013)
Strawberry Fair is a free volunteer run community music, entertainments, arts and crafts fair. The Fair takes place every year in the first week of June and is set in the heart of Cambridge on Midsummer Common.
Cambridge Shakespeare festival
(Tue 09th Jul, 2013)
Eight week long festival celebrating the works of Shakespeare in a number of theatrical events around the historic city. The productions are vivid and spectacular, and are performed in full period costume with live Elizabethan music.
Cambridge Folk Festival
(Thu 25th Jul, 2013)
Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world. It has become hugely popular and a regular sell out attracting ten thousand people, many of whom return year after year.