With a good rail service from London and road connections via two main routes, it's much easier to get to the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens than you might have imagined. Stansted Airport is also handily located if you need to fly. Once you're there, make the most of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway for getting around.
Getting around Cambridge
Your best bet for making a flying visit to Cambridge is to use Stansted Airport. The fourth busiest airport in the UK, it serves almost 20 million passengers a year, with flights arriving from airlines such as EasyJet, Jet2, Germanwings and Ryanair.
It's less than an hour's drive from Stansted to Cambridge, or there are trains which can do the journey in as little as 30 minutes. If you prefer to stay closer to the airport before making your journey though, our London Stansted Airport hotel is ideally located.
The main Cambridge Railway Station connects passengers to two London stations – Liverpool Street and King's Cross – with the fastest services taking as little as 50 minutes. There are also trains to Stansted Airport, Birmingham New Street, Ipswich and Norwich.
Cambridge North Railway Station is brand new, having opened for passengers for the first time in May 2017. Situated in the suburb of Chesterton, it is very handy for Cambridge Science Park. As well as serving Fen Line trains to and from King's Lynn en route to and from London King's Cross, it's also on the route of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, and offers connections for park-and-ride and local bus routes.
During your stay in Cambridge, make sure you take time to use the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway – if for no other reason than it became the world's longest guided busway when it opened in 2011. With two guided sections making up a route of 16 miles, it overtook the previous record holder, the O-Bahn Busway in Adelaide, Australia.
Referred to by locals just as The Busway, it connects Cambridge, Huntingdon and St. Ives and travelling on it feels almost like a unique experience. Buses which have been specially adapted are used and the bus driver has no need to hold the steering wheel while he or she is on the guided busway sections. If you’re staying at our Cambridge (A14, J32) hotel, you’ll find the Busway stops just a stone’s throw away at Orchard Park.