Travelling to our Cambridge campus

Cambridge campus

This page contains directions to our campus on East Road, as well as to our Health Building and Music Therapy Centre which are both nearby.

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.

On foot

Our East Road campus is about a ten-minute walk from the centre of Cambridge and landmarks such as the Guildhall and Market Square. The Health Building and Music Therapy Centre are just around the corner from our main campus. You’ll find maps 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.

Travelling by public transport

Bus and coach

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, we’re a 20-minute walk from the train station. Or catch buses 1 or 3 from the station to the Grand Arcade in the city centre; we’re 15 minutes’ walk from there.


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.

Travelling by car

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 (see our Cambridge city centre map, below). Four of the services stop at the Grafton Centre, opposite our campus.

We don’t have any parking on campus (except for Blue Badge holders), but the Queen Anne and Grafton Street multi-storey car parks are both five minutes’ walk away.