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You can get a taxi from taxi ranks at Cambridge Railway Station and the bus station (Drummer Street). In the Porters’ Lodge there is a freephone for calling local taxis or you can telephone one of these taxi companies:


Photo credit: Sir Cam

Local taxi companies

Panther Taxi                        +44 (0)1223 715715

Cam Cab Ltd                       +44 (0)1223 704704

Ace Cab co                          +44 (0)7424 102145


Stansted airport taxi companies

Cambridge Airport Taxi       +44 (0)7448 883896

Anglia Cars                         +44 (0)8450 943205

Cambridge Country Cars    +44 (0)1954 776176





By train

Cambridge rail station is well served by trains from London King's Cross, London Liverpool Street, Stansted Airport, Norwich, Peterborough and Birmingham. East Coast mainline services can be accessed by changing at Peterborough. From London, the fastest journey times are from King's Cross, with a frequent non-stop service during the day.
The rail station is a 40-45 minute walk from the College. The Citi 1, 3 and 7 buses connect the rail station to the centre of town, but none of these routes go out towards Selwyn. There is an extensive taxi rank at the station

To check train times to Cambridge from stations around the country and buy tickets, see the National Rail enquiries website. Please note: Cambridge Railway Station is not in the city centre. We recommend taking a taxi from the taxi rankt outside Cambridge train station to the college.

From London: There are frequent trains from King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations. The journey takes about an hour. Avoid the slow train that stops at all the stations between London and Cambridge which takes about 2 hours.

Eurostar: It is easy to get to Cambridge if you are travelling by Eurostar from Europe. Eurostar will take you directly to St Pancras International Station. King's Cross Station is just next door to St Pancras and you can get direct trains from there to Cambridge.


By bus/coach

From Cambridge: The Drummer Street bus station is ten minutes' walk from the College (see map above). For bus routes, see the University's local bus travel page.

From London: There are coach services to Cambridge from Victoria Coach Station about once an hour.


By car

Park and ride: The Park and Ride system is the easiest and cheapest way of getting into central Cambridge. Parking is free and the bus into town costs £2.60 from the ticket machine or £.2.80 from the driver (price correct at June 2013 - please bring exact change). Madingley Road Park and Ride on Madingley Road (CB3 0EX) is the closest to King's.

Within Cambridge: Car parking is limited and expensive in Cambridge, and there is no car parking available at King's itself. The nearest public car park is the Grand Arcade Car Park on Corn Exchange Street, CB2 3QJ. This is just a few minutes' walk from King's. You can find a complete list of car parks on the Cambridge Council website. Do allow extra time for parking since the city is usually busy. You should also be aware that Cambridge centre is largely pedestrianised.


By air

London Stansted Airport (some way North East of London)

Stansted Airport is very convenient for Cambridge, being connected by both direct bus and rail links (journey time about 45 mins).
Heathrow Airport is further away, but there is a regular direct bus link (journey time two and a half hours). To travel by train from Heathrow to Cambridge there are two options: (1) a long tube journey on the Piccadilly line from Heathrow to Kings Cross station, and then by train to Cambridge; (2) the Heathrow Express from Heathrow to Paddington Station, followed by a short tube journey to King's Cross and then the train to Cambridge.

Train: London Stansted is the nearest airport, situated 25 miles (40km) south of Cambridge. It is 45 minutes away by bus or 30 minutes by train. Stansted's train station is directly below the terminal building. You can look up train times at National Rail Enquiries and buy tickets either in advance or at the station. You can either take the train for Birmingham New Street, which is a direct train to Cambridge and takes just over 30 minutes (this service is usually hourly), or get a train to Bishops Stortford and change there to get a train to Cambridge. This will take about 50 minutes.

Coach: Stansted's bus station is opposite the main terminal entrance. Coach tickets can be bought at the ticket desk in arrivals (open 6am to 1am), in the coach station (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or on board. The coach from Stansted to Cambridge is National Express number 717 or 797. You can look up coach times and fares on the National Express website.

London Heathrow Airport (West London)
Train: You can travel from Heathrow Airport  to Cambridge by train. First you need to take the Underground from Heathrow to King's Cross Station. This takes about an hour on the Piccadilly line (see the Heathrow travel information or download a map of the underground). Then from King's Cross you take a direct train to Cambridge.

Coach: London Heathrow is about two hours from Cambridge by coach. The airport coaches are operated by National Express and you can look up coach times and fares on the National Express website. The coaches leave from the Central Bus Station (for terminals 1 to 3), and from outside Terminal 4. The set-down point in Cambridge for coaches from Heathrow is Parkside, a 30 minute walk from Selwyn College.

London Gatwick Airport (South of London)
Train: Suggestion 1: There is a frequent direct train from Gatwick Airport to London, Victoria Station. From here you need to take the Underground (Victoria Line) to King's Cross and get a direct train from there to Cambridge. Download a map of the Underground. Suggestion 2: Take the Bedford train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras, then walk from there to King's Cross (just next door to St Pancras) and get the direct train from King's Cross to Cambridge. You can look up train times at National Rail Enquiries and buy tickets either in advance or at the station.

Coach: London Gatwick is three to five hours from Cambridge by coach, depending on the time of day. The airport coaches are operated by National Express. You can look up coach times and fares on the National Express website and find coach information on the Gatwick Airport website.



Cambridge is a cycle-friendly city, and you can hire a bicycle for the day. For a list of bicycle hire shops, see the camcycle website. You can find the best cycle routes to King's on There is cycle parking immediately outside the front entrance to the College.