Getting here

Planning your journey to Ridley

Transport Direct is Britain's free online journey planning and travel information service. Its door-to-door planner shows the various ways of making any journey within Great Britain - by either car or public transport. It also allows you to compare your CO2 emissions for both car and public transport for your specific journey.

Parking is restricted at the college (see our Parking page for more details), so we do encourage you to use public transport or the Park & Ride scheme wherever possible. Explore the tabs below for details of the options available.

Travelling from overseas

The main carriers operate out of London Stansted, which has direct and frequent train and coach connections to Cambridge. The airport is about 40 minutes' drive from Cambridge city, or about 30 minutes by fast train or 50 minutes by coach.

If you are landing at London Heathrow airport, we would recommend using the National Express coaches either to the Parkside stop in the city centre (click the 'From the Station' tab below for more information) or (normally with one coach change) to the Cambridge Madingley Road Park & Ride (see tab below).

Travelling from Gatwick Airport is generally quicker by train via London (see below for more information).

By train

Train from King's Cross to CambridgeTrain services to Cambridge

Trains run frequently between Cambridge and London (King's Cross and Liverpool Street), Ipswich, Peterborough (with connections to the north and Scotland), King's Lynn, Norwich, Stansted Airport and Birmingham. For more information about train services visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 484950.

Completing your journey by taxi

There are taxi ranks at the Railway Station. Over half of the Hackney Carriage vehicles licensed by Cambridge City Council are wheelchair accessible. In addition to licensed hackney carriages the following taxi companies operate in Cambridge:

Walking from the train station

Ridley Hall is about half an hour's walk from Cambridge Railway Station. For a map and walking directions, go to the Cambridge Walk It website and type from 'train station' to 'CB3 9HG' and click 'Go'.

By coach or bus

National Express from Gatwick to CambridgeCoach and bus services to Cambridge

The following bus companies operate locally in and around Cambridge:

Completing your journey by taxi

There are taxi ranks at the Parkside (Drummer Street) Bus Station - ask your bus driver to point you in the right direction on arrival. Over half of the Hackney Carriage vehicles licensed by Cambridge City Council are wheelchair accessible. In addition to licensed hackney carriages the following taxi companies operate in Cambridge:

Walking from the bus station

Ridley Hall is about 15 minutes' walk from Cambridge's Drummer Street bus station and about half an hour's walk from Cambridge Railway Station. For a map and walking directions, go to the Cambridge Walk It website and type from 'bus station' to 'CB3 9HG' and click 'Go'.

Park & Ride

Travelling by car

Car parking is very restricted at Ridley Hall so we would recommend wherever possible using Cambridge's excellent Park & Ride service. There are a number of Park & Rides around the city's perimeter (see map), but the most convenient for Ridley is the Madingley Road Park & Ride.

Using the Madingley Road Park & Ride

To get driving or public transport directions from your location to the Madingley Road Park & Ride, type your postcode and cmbdagpt (the shortcut code for Madingley Park & Ride) into the Door-to-Door planner at Travel Direct.

Uni 4Completing your journey from the Park & Ride

Once at the Park & Ride, get on the Uni4 bus (Monday to Friday) which runs every 10 minutes and take it to the Silver Street stop, just a couple of minutes' walk from the College. The City4 bus service runs every 20 minutes and is a good option for Saturdays - again, get off the bus at Silver Street.

Ridley is a two-minute walk from the bus stop. Walk down Silver Street in the opposite direction to the bridge and the river; cross Queens Road at the traffic lights, and Ridley Hall Road is the first road on your left. The pedestrian entrance to the college is halfway down the road on your right.

Getting here

Planning your journey to Ridley

Transport Direct is Britain's free online journey planning and travel information service. Its door-to-door planner shows the various ways of making any journey within Great Britain - by either car or public transport. It also allows you to compare your CO2 emissions for both car and public transport for your specific journey.

Parking is restricted at the college (see our Parking page for more details), so we do encourage you to use public transport or the Park & Ride scheme wherever possible. Explore the tabs below for details of the options available.

Travelling from overseas

The main carriers operate out of London Stansted, which has direct and frequent train and coach connections to Cambridge. The airport is about 40 minutes' drive from Cambridge city, or about 30 minutes by fast train or 50 minutes by coach.

If you are landing at London Heathrow airport, we would recommend using the National Express coaches either to the Parkside stop in the city centre (click the 'From the Station' tab below for more information) or (normally with one coach change) to the Cambridge Madingley Road Park & Ride (see tab below).

Travelling from Gatwick Airport is generally quicker by train via London (see below for more information).

By train

Train from King's Cross to CambridgeTrain services to Cambridge

Trains run frequently between Cambridge and London (King's Cross and Liverpool Street), Ipswich, Peterborough (with connections to the north and Scotland), King's Lynn, Norwich, Stansted Airport and Birmingham. For more information about train services visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 484950.

Completing your journey by taxi

There are taxi ranks at the Railway Station. Over half of the Hackney Carriage vehicles licensed by Cambridge City Council are wheelchair accessible. In addition to licensed hackney carriages the following taxi companies operate in Cambridge:

Walking from the train station

Ridley Hall is about half an hour's walk from Cambridge Railway Station. For a map and walking directions, go to the Cambridge Walk It website and type from 'train station' to 'CB3 9HG' and click 'Go'.

By coach or bus

National Express from Gatwick to CambridgeCoach and bus services to Cambridge

The following bus companies operate locally in and around Cambridge:

Completing your journey by taxi

There are taxi ranks at the Parkside (Drummer Street) Bus Station - ask your bus driver to point you in the right direction on arrival. Over half of the Hackney Carriage vehicles licensed by Cambridge City Council are wheelchair accessible. In addition to licensed hackney carriages the following taxi companies operate in Cambridge:

Walking from the bus station

Ridley Hall is about 15 minutes' walk from Cambridge's Drummer Street bus station and about half an hour's walk from Cambridge Railway Station. For a map and walking directions, go to the Cambridge Walk It website and type from 'bus station' to 'CB3 9HG' and click 'Go'.

Park & Ride

Travelling by car

Car parking is very restricted at Ridley Hall so we would recommend wherever possible using Cambridge's excellent Park & Ride service. There are a number of Park & Rides around the city's perimeter (see map), but the most convenient for Ridley is the Madingley Road Park & Ride.

Using the Madingley Road Park & Ride

To get driving or public transport directions from your location to the Madingley Road Park & Ride, type your postcode and cmbdagpt (the shortcut code for Madingley Park & Ride) into the Door-to-Door planner at Travel Direct.

Uni 4Completing your journey from the Park & Ride

Once at the Park & Ride, get on the Uni4 bus (Monday to Friday) which runs every 10 minutes and take it to the Silver Street stop, just a couple of minutes' walk from the College. The City4 bus service runs every 20 minutes and is a good option for Saturdays - again, get off the bus at Silver Street.

Ridley is a two-minute walk from the bus stop. Walk down Silver Street in the opposite direction to the bridge and the river; cross Queens Road at the traffic lights, and Ridley Hall Road is the first road on your left. The pedestrian entrance to the college is halfway down the road on your right.