Getting here

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.

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 bus

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.

On foot

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'.

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:

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:

On foot

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 or address into the Door-to-Door planner at Red Planet Travel.

Uni 4Completing your journey from the Park & Ride

Once at the Park & Ride, get on the Universal bus, which runs every 15 minutes from Mondays to Fridays, and every 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays, and take it to the Silver Street stop, just a couple of minutes' walk from the College. Download a timetable for the Universal bus here.

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.