Guidance for car owners including information on the Park & Ride scheme and local free parking.
Getting to Ridley
Red Planet is a free online journey planning and travel information service. Its door-to-door planner shows the various ways of making any journey - by either car or public transport.
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).
Travelling from within the UK
Please find below information on travelling by train, bus and car.
Train 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
The Universal bus runs every 15 minutes from Mondays to Fridays, and every 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. Get off at the Silver Street stop, just a couple of minutes' walk from the College. Download a timetable for the Universal bus here.
If you prefer to walk, 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'.
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: