Getting to Cambridge

Travel by air

The nearest airports to Cambridge are Stansted (30 miles/48 km) and Luton (40 miles/64 km). From Stansted airport, direct train links will bring you to Cambridge. If you are travelling from Heathrow or Gatwick airports, you can take a train to Cambridge via London’s Kings Cross/St Pancras station. Buses also regularly depart from Stansted, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick.

By train

The main train station is one mile (1.6 km) south-east of the centre of Cambridge. A second train station, Cambridge North, is located two miles (3.2 km) north of the city centre.

There is a taxi rank outside the main train station, as well as buses that regularly depart to the city centre.

By Eurostar

If you are travelling by Eurostar, you will arrive into St Pancras Station in London. To continue your journey, you will need to walk to Kings Cross Station – approximately five minutes’ walk away – where you can catch a direct train to Cambridge.

The journey time is either around 50 minutes with no change or one hour and 25 minutes with one change.


According to the UK government website, those travelling to England currently do not need to complete a passenger locator form, take any COVID-19 tests or quarantine upon arrival.

Autumn weather in Cambridge

With the intense summer heat subsiding, autumn’s easy hum comes to Cambridge by September. As Cambridge is in south-eastern England, just north of London, and is in an area of level and relatively low-lying terrain, it doesn’t experience drastic weather changes. Throughout September, the average daily temperature is about 10–14°C, rarely falling below 4°C or exceeding 24°C. Daily lowest temperatures rarely fall below -1°C or exceed 15°C. As in autumn worldwide, days are shorter: the sun rises by 06:10 in early September and sets sooner by the end of the month, at about 18:45. As with weather in general in England, expect rain and pack an umbrella.

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