Travelling to Cambridge
This page contains directions to our Cambridge campus on East Road. The campus address is East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT, and our office is located at Eastings Building, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT.
We’re committed to doing all we can to reduce the environmental impact of traffic travelling to our campuses, and promote the use of public transport wherever possible.
Our East Road campus is about a ten-minute walk from the centre of Cambridge and landmarks such as the Guildhall and Market Square. You’ll find a map at the bottom of this page.
Travelling by bike
Cambridge is the unofficial cycling capital of the UK. You’ll find cycle parking on campus, and the Cambridge Cycling Campaign has a free city map and route planner.
Park and ride
Cambridge has five park and ride bus routes*, two of which (Milton and Newmarket Road) stop at the Grafton Centre, opposite our campus on East Road.
* Please check the Cambridge park and ride website for more information before travelling.
We’re a 15-minute walk from Drummer Street bus station, where most local bus services stop. Stagecoach has bus timetables and route maps.
National Express coaches (including services from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports) stop at the Cambridge Coach Station on Parkside, a five-minute walk from campus. Coach routes and timetables are available from National Express.
Trains run frequently between Cambridge and London, Ipswich, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Birmingham and Stansted Airport.
If you’re travelling from Heathrow or Gatwick, head for King’s Cross or Liverpool Street stations in London; you can catch trains to Cambridge from there. If you’re planning a train journey in the UK, National Rail Enquiries is a helpful source of information.
If you’re travelling on Eurostar it will bring you to King’s Cross, where you can catch a train to Cambridge. The journey time from London to Cambridge is about 50 minutes to one hour.
When you arrive in Cambridge, taxis are available just outside the station. We’re also just a 20-minute walk from the train station. Alternatively, you can catch the busway A bus to The Busway Parkside (NW-Bound), which is a seven minute walk to campus. Take a look at Google maps to see which option suits you.
Cambridge is close to the A1 for north-south journeys, and the A14 and A47 for east-west routes.
Central Cambridge can get very busy, so we recommend using the Park and Ride service if you’re travelling by car. There are five different services running seven days a week. Two of the services (Milton and Newmarket Road) stop at the Grafton Centre, opposite our campus. For general parking the Queen Anne and Grafton Street multi-storey car parks are both five minutes’ walk away and there is a short-stay car park opposite our campus on Adam and Eve Street. Students, staff and visitors should not park in the residential streets around the campus.
We don’t have any general parking for students, staff or visitors on campus but there are a limited number of spaces for daily use by Blue Badge holders (book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
Harwich International port is served by Stena Line from the Hook of Holland and Cuxhaven Ferries from Germany. From Harwich, it’s less than two hours to Cambridge by car. You can also travel by train; this takes two to three hours with at least one change.