Cambridge is within commutable distance from four international airports:
The closest major airport to Cambridge is London Stansted. It is around 25 miles away (around 30 minutes by train and 40 minutes to an hour by car coach, depending on traffic conditions). It is well served by airlines flying to European destinations. For flight information, please visit the London Stansted website or contact the airlines directly.
There is a railway station inside the terminal at Stansted. Cross Country trains operate a direct train to Cambridge approximately every hour between from around 5am until around 11pm. Thetrainline website provides up-to-date timetable information and sells tickets.
National Express operates coaches approximately every two hours from London Stansted to Cambridge. Please see the National Express website for coach times and to purchase tickets. Coach tickets can also be bought at the ticket desk in arrivals (open 06:00 to 01:00), in the coach station (24 hours, seven days a week) or on board.
London Luton airport operates flights to a wide-range of UK and European destinations and is popular with some budget airlines (such as EasyJet). It is around 40 miles from Cambridge (around 1 and a half hours by car or coach depending on traffic conditions). Flight information can be found on the London Luton website.
There is no direct train connection from Luton airport to Cambridge. However, there is a train service from Luton Airport to London St Pancras which takes around 30 minutes. St Pancras is a short walk away from Kings Cross station where direct rail services to Cambridge are available. Timetable details can be found on thetrainline website.
National Express operates coaches from London Luton to Cambridge approximately every two hours. Please see the National Express website for coach times and to purchase tickets.
London Heathrow is approximately 70 miles from Cambridge (around 1 hour-and-a-half to two hours by car or coach, depending on traffic conditions). It is one of the world’s busiest airports and, as a result, a large number of international airlines fly there. Please see the London Heathrow website for flight information.
National Express operates a coach from Heathrow to Cambridge approximately every two hours. Please see the National Express website for coach times and to purchase tickets.
A fast train service, the Heathrow Express, connects the airport with London Paddington station in fifteen minutes. From there you can take the London Underground (the Circle line or Hammersmith & City line) to Kings Cross station for rail services to Cambridge. This takes less than 15 minutes. Timetable information for the London Underground is available on the Transport for London website.
Alternatively, there is a service from the Terminals 1, 2, 3 Underground Station at Heathrow Airport to Kings Cross on the Piccadilly line, although this takes longer (around an hour) than using the Heathrow Express and the underground as described above.
London Gatwick is located to the south of London, just under 100 miles from Cambridge (around 2 hours by car or 3 and a half hours by coach, in good traffic conditions). It is the one of the UK’s major airports and a large number of international airlines fly there. Please see the London Gatwick website for flight information.
A fast train service, the Gatwick Express connects the airport with London’s Victoria train station in thirty minutes. King's Cross station (for rail services to Cambridge) can be reached from Victoria using the northbound Victoria line on the London Underground. Alternatively, National Express coach services run directly from Victoria coach station (next to the railway station) to Cambridge.
National Express also operates a direct coach service to Cambridge from London Gatwick approximately every two hours.