Arrival Information

All new Graduate students must arrive in Cambridge in time to attend Matriculation which takes place on Saturday 30th September however there may be pre-term activities in your department that you need to attend.

Student from outside the UK should aslo see Important information for International Students

Travelling to Cambridge

Cambridge is well served by road, rail and coach networks meaning it is easily acessible whether coming from elsewhere in the UK or abroad.

By Train

There is a fast and frequent rail service from London King’s Cross & London Liverpool Street through to Cambridge. There are excellent connections from Scotland & the North via Peterborough, and regional services from Birmingham & the Midlands, East Anglia & the Northwest. Check out journey times and costs at www.nationalrail.co.uk

For bus services from Cambridge railway station into the city centre look for the Citi 1, Citi 3 or Citi 7 services.

By Road

From the South & from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway. From the north, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city, and from the east and west, the A14 again takes you to Cambridge. The postcode for the main College site on Trumpington Street is CB2 3RF. Unfortunately there is no parking available at the College, however there is pay and display parking nearby on Free School Lane (post code CB2 3RF) and at the Grand Archade. 

Further information on parking in Cambridge  can be found on the City council's website. https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/parking

By Air

Cambridge is served by five main airports: Stansted (the closest), Heathrow, Gatwick, City and Luton.

From Stansted
Take a direct train to Cambridge which takes 35 minutes and costs around £15 one way. For further information visit www.stanstedairport.com/to-and-from-the-airport/train/

From Heathrow:
Take a National Express coach to Cambridge which stops at  Parkside next to Parker’s Piece (park). Check journey time and ticket costs at www.nationalexpress.com

Alternatively, you can take the train - first take the Piccadilly Line on the London Underground to King’s Cross Station and then a train to Cambridge. Check journey time and costs at www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Gatwick:
Take a National Express coach to Cambridge which stops at  Parkside next to Parker’s Piece (park). Check journey time and ticket costs at www.nationalexpress.com

Alternatively you can take the train to Victoria Station, change to the Victoria Line on the underground to King’s Cross Station and then a train to Cambridge. Check journey time and costs at www.nationalrail.co.uk

From London City:
Take the DLR (Docklands Light Raliway) to Bank Underground Station, change to the Northern Line to King’s Cross and then a train to Cambridge. Check journey time and costs at
www.nationalrail.co.uk

From Luton:
Take a National Express coach from Luton to Cambridge. Check journey time and ticket costs at  www.nationalexpress.com

Taxis are available from the airports or can be pre-booked but will cost considerably more.

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