Travel & Transport in Cambridge

Travel around Cambridge

Cambridge is a small city and it’s very easy to travel around. Most students travel to school by bus. You can find information about local buses here.

You can save money if you buy a Megarider. This is a weekly travel ticket. You pay once and then you can use the same ticket all week. You can buy it online or from the bus driver. Ask the driver: “Can I have a Megarider, please?” You can find more information here.

You can also get a taxi. We recommend Panther taxis (01223 715715)

If you enjoy walking, you can easily walk around the city centre. There are lots of interesting places to see. Click here for some interesting walks around Cambridge.


Rail Travel

Although there is lots to do in Cambridge, you might also want to visit other places in the UK. You can travel by bus or train. Visit The Trainline Website for more information.

You can get cheaper train tickets if you travel in a group or buy a railcard. For more information follow these links: National Rail / 16-25 Railcard

Select English is situated very near to Cambridge train station:A Map of Station Road in Cambridge, showing the pedestrian route from Select English to the train station.


Coach Travel

If you want to travel outside of Cambridge, buses and coaches are often cheaper than travelling by train. Check out the following websites for more information about coach and bus trips: National Express / Megabus

The Megabus and National Express buses stop a short walk from the school:

A map of Cambridge City Centre, showing the pedestrian route from Select English to the bus stops near Parkers Piece.



Air Travel

If you want to travel further, you can go by plane. London Stansted airport is a short train journey from Cambridge. The best low-cost airlines are easyJet and Ryanair.


Useful Language for travelling around the UK

You can buy a ticket from the ticket office or from a ticket machine.

When you buy a ticket, you can ask for a single (travel in one direction, from Cambridge to London) or return (travel somewhere and return home, for example, from Cambridge to London and then London to Cambridge). You might want to book in advance (buy a ticket before the day that you travel) and reserve a seat (make sure you have a seat) on the train.

If you need some help, you can ask:

  • How much is a single/ return to (London)?
  • When does the next train to (London) leave?
  • How long does it take? (How many hours/ minutes is the journey?)
  • When does the train arrive in (London)?
  • Do I need to change trains or is the journey direct?


For more advice about living and studying in the UK, take a look at our other Advice blog posts here!