There isn't much difference in the cost or journey time, between coach and train services. However the trains run much more regularly, making them the more convenient option. There are two direct National Express bus services a day, which take between 1 hour and 1 ½ hours and depart from Queensgate Bus Station. You can buy a single ticket for 10.20 GBP or get a return ticket for 13.40-16.40 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 Bath to Cambridge can be very crowded at times and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance.
It takes around one hour to travel to Cambridge by train, and there are three trains per hour. One train (at 18 minutes past the hour) is direct, otherwise you need to change trains at Ely. A single ticket costs from 12.80 GBP or an off peak return costs 16.90 GBP.
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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Dragon Boat Racing
(Tue 08th Sep, 2015)
Annual Dragon boat race along the river Camb in the aid of charity.
Chariots of Fire
(Wed 16th Sep, 2015)
Cambridgeshire's largest annual charity events. Teams of six run a relay race around the colleges of Cambridge, and this year they are raising funds for Home Start, Cambridge and Wallace Cancer Care.
Duxford Autumn Air Show
(Wed 14th Oct, 2015)
The Autumn Air Show celebrates the 65th birthday of the glorious B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B. The last remaining airworthy B-17 in the UK.