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South Cambridgeshire comprises the whole area around Cambridge City and is very well connected.


London Stansted Airport

London Stansted is our closest airport and is about a 40-minute drive.

Greater Anglia offers regular and direct trains from London Stansted Airport to Cambridge seven days a week. Trains from Stansted also stop at Whittlesford Parkway and Shelford.

National Express runs a coach service from Stansted to Cambridge that takes an average of 50 minutes. The coach stops at Trumpington Park and Ride and Cambridge City Centre.

London Luton Airport

Luton airport is about an hour and 10 minutes away by car. Coach services from Luton to Cambridgeshire run via London Stansted airport, and a rail service is available via Stevenage.

London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports

Coach and rail services are also available from Heathrow and Gatwick.


National Express runs coach services directly to Cambridge from:

  • London
  • Stansted Airport
  • Birmingham (via Coventry and Leicester)
  • Norwich (via Thetford and Newmarket)


The train stations in central Cambridge and Cambridge North Station both give good access to local South Cambridgeshire stations. Cambridge is directly connected to London with Great Northern trains from King's Cross and Greater Anglia Trains from Liverpool Street.

There are direct connections to Birmingham (via Peterborough and Leicester) and Norwich or King's Lynn (via Ely).

The train stations in South Cambridgeshire are:

Train journey planning websites:


The main routes that serve South Cambridgeshire are:

  • From the South: A1 (A505), A10 or M11
  • From the West: A14, A421 (A428)
  • From the East: A14
  • From the North: A1, A10

Approximate drive times:

  • London: 90 minutes
  • Birmingham: 120 minutes
  • Norwich: 90 minutes
  • Ipswich: 70 minutes
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