Having visited Cambridge a number of times, I thought I'd share some of my most valuable tips when it comes to navigating around the City. Knowing how you're going to get around is essential, so have a read through and see what options sound best before you make a trip!
A lot of Cambridge’s many university buildings, museums, churches and shops are accessible best by foot. Therefore walking is of course the best way on getting around and about in the City. A little spot of exercise whilst enjoying all what Cambridge has to offer will ensure you can always treat yourself when it comes to the great places to eat throughout Cambridge.
The local bus company is Stagecoach. They offer a vast network of frequent and reliable buses which make for fantastic value for money when wanting to get around and about.
There are various types of tickets available including the City Megarider. This allows you to have unlimited travel for 7 days. The perfect pick-up when visiting for a number of days as the pay-off is brilliant!
Access to the city centre couldn’t be easier. The Citi 1, Citi 3 and City 7 are all accessible from outside the railway station for your convenience!
Cambridge and bikes, they go hand in hand, and Cambridge has a wealth of different cycle hire stores which are mainly located in the heart of the city. Take it upon yourself to hire a bike and check out many of the cycling routes within Cambridge and see for yourselves the hidden gems that are located around the city!
There are over 80 miles of cycle routes in Cambridge. These routes provide quick and easy travel in and around the city. The City Council website also have the Cambridge cycle routes on a map which can be downloaded from their website, head over and check it out!
The City Sightseeing is the hop on, and hop off tour bus which operates around Cambridge.
This is a fantastic bus that provides a great opportunity for you and others to sit back, relax and take in all Cambridge has to offer. It lasts approximately an hour and a half and had tickets purchasable from the Tourist information centre.
Admit it, Punting was always going to be an option! It’s a must! Hop on a punt from Silver Street, the back of Trinity College, The Quayside, The Granta Mill Pond and next to Jesus Green Park.
Punting is the perfect opportunity to sit back, chill out and view the fantastic architecture in the City. Some of the most historical buildings in Cambridge are to be seen. The Kings College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity Cambridge and The Bridge of Sighs at St Johns. Bring your camera, you won’t regret it!
Park and Ride
Park and Ride is a fantastic incentive in the city. Rather than trying to find a car park space in the City, why not park on the outskirts and hop on the Park and Ride bus for access straight into the city. Perfect for families!