Cambridge is easy to get to from central London and the rest of the country by train, coach or car. There is a regular train and coach service from London Stansted Airport, which is less than 30 miles, 48 km drive away. London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are serviced by Regular National Express Coaches. Find out more by browsing the information below. Click here to see the location of Downing College on Google Maps
Cambridge is on the main train lines from London Kings Cross and London Liverpool Street. Downing College is situated about ¾ of a mile from the railway station and is served by regular buses and taxis. London Underground information can be found here. National Rail information can be found here, including timetables and tickets.
National Express operates coach services to Cambridge from major towns & cities throughout the UK. There are frequent coach services from both Central London, and London Stansted Airport through to the city. The X5 cross county Stagecoach service links Oxford to Cambridge, via Bicester, Buckingham, Milton Keynes & Bedford. Cambridge’s main bus station, Drummer Street is only a 5 minutes walk from Downing College. Click here for the link to London Bus timetables and ticket information.
Cambridge is within easy reach of London Heathrow, London Gatwick & Birmingham International Airport. Cambridge Airport (CBG) is just 1.5 miles from the city centre. Buses to/from the airport operate up to every 10 minutes. London Stansted is the nearest large airport to Cambridge, located 30 miles to the south of the city, with easy access by train, coach, or car (M11). EasyJet and Ryanair fly from Stansted. London Luton is 40 minutes away by car and connects to Waterford, Ireland.
From M11 Junction 11 Northbound
Exit M11 Junction 11 and turn right at the roundabout. Follow signs to Cambridge go straight on for about 3 miles. At the two mini roundabouts go straight on at the first and turn right at the second. After 400 metres there is a large crossroads, on your right is a large church. Turn left at this junction (into Regent Street) and continue for 300 metres - you will see Downing College located on the left-hand side.
From A14 Huntingdon Southbound
Take A1307 to Cambridge from the A14 signposted City Centre. After 1 mile you will arrive at traffic lights and a large junction. Go straight on, and down the hill to another crossroad and turn right (Ring Road). Bear left at the mini-roundabout, continuing along the Backs of the colleges. Go straight on at the lights and left at the next roundabout. Follow the road straight on. You will come to a mini roundabout and go left here, then immediately right at a second mini-roundabout.