Travel from Stansted to Cambridge with CrossCountry and take advantage of Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up to 15 minutes before departure.
Trains from Stansted to Cambridge take approximately 30 minutes. The route is regularly serviced throughout the week and over the weekend, and much of the journey runs alongside pretty waterways including the River Cam. The city centre can be reached on a 20-minute walk and there are also plenty of public transport options to take advantage of.
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Travelling to Cambridge
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Travelling from Stansted to Cambridge
Cambridge is famed for its quintessential English appeal. From the fascinating architecture and beautiful river to its modern shops and old universities, Cambridge offers all types of visitors a little something to capture imaginations.
Are there direct trains from Stansted to Cambridge?
Yes, all CrossCountry train services from Stansted to Cambridge are direct.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Stansted to Cambridge?
While travelling from Stansted to Cambridge you can take advantage of the onboard amenities that all CrossCountry trains provide passengers. These include comfortable table seats, charging points and dedicated luggage storage space. There is also an at-seat service providing passengers with light refreshments. For the next level of comfort on our trains, why not treat yourself to a First Class ticket?
Does Cambridge Station have step-free access?
Cambridge Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility requirements. Lifts are available, ramps for train access can be provided and there are accessible ticket machines.
How far is the city centre?
Cambridge Station is located southeast of the main city centre and it takes approximately 20 minutes to walk to the main attractions.
Does the station have family areas?
The station is well-equipped for visiting families. There are baby changing facilities, toilets, shops to grab a bite to eat or drink and customer help points should you require them.
For further information about Cambridge Station, check out our Station Guide.
Once you have arrived in Cambridge
Onward travel: Buses, Coaches and Taxis in Cambridge
Cambridge Station is well connected to nearby towns and villages via regular bus services from Stagecoach. National Express have a ticket office at the bus station, offering coach rides to nearby destinations. The double-decker Cambridge Blue bus offers a shuttle service from the train station to the city centre, which most visitors take advantage of. However, there is also a taxi rank found just outside of the station for those who want to reach their onward destination quickly and easily.
Shopping in Cambridge
While Cambridge may be best known for its history and universities, there are many great shops to enjoy making it a shopper’s paradise. Whether you want to bag yourself a bargain in the charity shops and second-hand stores or you prefer your retail therapy to entail hours of indulgence in designer boutiques, there’s plenty of shops to explore. The Grand Arcade, the Grafton Centre and the Lion Yard are three of the best malls, where there are lots of places to grab a bite to eat and drink while you shop ‘till you drop.
Culture in Cambridge
Cambridge and culture go hand-in-hand. The city is home to some fascinating architecture, with medieval spires and historic university buildings making up much of the skyline. The train station itself is set in a stunning Grade II listed building and its long classic façade makes it a wonderful way to begin your exploration of the city. No journey to Cambridge would be complete without a tour of the University of Cambridge and its many libraries, while the Corn Exchange attracts some of the UK’s biggest names in comedy, music and theatre. Independent cafés and eateries are everywhere, while the Polar Museum and the Museum of Zoology are great for all kinds of museum buffs.
Spending time in Cambridge?
However long you plan to visit Cambridge for, there is plenty to see and do from punting on the River Cam to sightseeing. We recommend you check out our Guide to Cambridge to make it easy to plan the perfect trip.
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