Travelling to our Cambridge campus

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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.

Our address is East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT (or Young Street, Cambridge CB1 2LZ if you're coming to our Health Building or Music Therapy Centre). 

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. Anglia Ruskin students can get discounts on the train in Cambridge.

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 on Young Street. You’ll find a campus 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.

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. 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.


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 general parking on campus but there are a limited number of spaces for daily use by Blue Badge holders (book in advance by emailing 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.

Park and ride

Our Cambridge campus is served by four park and ride bus routes from Milton Park (North), Newmarket Road (East), Babraham Road (South) and Madingley Road (West) which stop at The Grafton Centre shopping precinct, a short walk from campus via East Road. Busses run every 10 minutes from the Bus Interchange by The Grafton Centre (every 20 minutes after 6pm).

The park and ride costs £1 for up to 18 hours parking and £2.70 for a single day return*. Please check the Cambridge park and ride website for more information before travelling.
*Correct as of 12 January 2016.

Maps of Cambridge and our campus

If you want to drop in and see our Admissions Team, they’re based in Abbeygate House on East Road – just across the road from our Cambridge campus.