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Public Transport

Local Bus

One local bus route services the College, namely, the U or Universal. The Universal bus service links Madingley Park and Ride and Eddington with West Cambridge, the railway station and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (including Addenbrookes).

Train Routes

The fastest trains (the Cambridge Cruiser from King's Cross) take only 48 minutes. Cross country rail services link Cambridge with the Midlands and the North, via Birmingham.

Try the trainline for group travel bookings.

National Bus / Coach Routes

There is a frequent express bus service between London and Cambridge and a coach service several times a day between Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports and Cambridge. Details can be obtained from National Express, telephone 0870 580 8080.

From the bus or train station

Robinson College can be reached by taxi (10 minutes from the train or bus stations) or a 20 minute walk. Head into the city and aim for Market Square. Download our PDF for directions from here to the College.

Travelling by Air

Cambridge Airport has some domestic services and facilities for charter flights. Stansted Airport is approximately 40 minutes by road from Cambridge and Gatwick and Heathrow Airports are about 1.5 - 2 hours by road from the College. Buses from all these airports run regularly into the City Centre. Trains run directly to Cambridge from Stansted (35 minutes) and via London from Heathrow and Gatwick. If you plan to take a taxi from any of the airports apart from Cambridge City, we strongly recommend that you arrange a taxi through a local Cambridge supplier – see below. Black cabs at the main airports are very likely to work out exceedingly expensive. 

Taxis and Chauffeured Cars

For taxis and chauffeur driven car hire, please visit the Transport section link below:

Park & Ride

The Park & Ride is a better choice than wasting time in the city centre traffic jams. Have a look at their website for more details.