It takes between 2-3 hours to travel between Nottingham and Cambridge. The fastest and cheapest way to travel is by coach, but journey times vary, so check carefully before booking. National Express buses leave Nottingham?s Broad Marsh Bus station for Cambridge ten times a day. There are two direct services; if you take a non-direct coach you change at Milton Keynes or Leicester. The first bus leaves at 0410 and the last one is at 18.05. The journey takes between 2 hours 40 minutes and 5 ¼ hours, depending on the route. The fastest service is at 18.05. A single costs 27.70 GBP or a return ranges from 32.20 - 36.30 GBP.
After booking online, you will be issued with an e-ticket, which you need to print out and take with you, or an m-ticket, which is sent to your mobile phone. Otherwise you can get at ticket at the bus station. Buses from Nottingham to Cambridge can be very crowded at times and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance.
There is one train per hour, and you must change at Ely. The journey takes 2 hours 10 minutes and costs 37.50 GBP single or 42 GBP for an off peak return.
The UK train ticketing system is notoriously complicated. It is usually cheaper to buy your tickets up to 6pm on the day before you travel than on the day. And fares are more expensive if you travel before 09:30.
On arrival in Cambridge, it is a 15-minute walk to the town centre, or you can catch a taxi outside the station for around 5 GBP. There is also a bus that runs about every 10 minutes.
To walk, exit the station and continue along Station Road, which is directly in front of you. At the T-junction, turn right onto Hills Road, which takes you towards the city centre.
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Duxford Spring Air Show
(Mon 22nd May, 2017)
Imperial War Museum Duxford's spring air show exhibiting historic and modern planes.
(Thu 01st Jun, 2017)
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 Town & Country Show
(Fri 09th Jun, 2017)
Arena acts will include the famous Richard Savory Sheep Show and Sheepdog display, Birds of Prey display and Kondini ‘The Human Toolbox’. There will be a children’s entertainment marquee with puppet, magic and Punch & Judy shows.